The reinvention of the Issa woman continues with creative director Blue Farrier. Gone is the carnival vibe, with a slick show at Bankside’s Queen Elizabeth Hall intent on proving this is fashion rather than party credentials. The signature elements are there but has this label lost its sense of fun, or has it just got serious about the stylish art of getting dressed?
Graphic monotone squiggles – think Matisse – wiggled black on white and white on black, created a new Issa fashion uniform. There were also multi-textural and three-dimensional prints, sheer contrasting with structure, and restrained color blocking that started in navy and finally burst free with fuchsia slouched trousers styled with vivid mango top.