Creative director Blue Farrier moved Issa forward with confidence in her first runway show for the brand. She kept Issa’s vibrant prints, draping and feminine silhouettes alive and introduced tailoring and outerwear to the mix. The outerwear in particular was beautiful, especially a blush two-in-one topper that looked like a sleeveless coat slipped over a blazer, and an oversize burgundy style edged in dark green and with giant patch pockets.
Farrier’s great-aunt’s collection of Sixties contemporary art informed the playful spot pattern that came printed on a dark green wool cropped bomber and matching pencil skirt. Another standout was a 3-D bouclé sweater, evidence of Farrier’s experience in the design studio at Chloé.