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The Hidden Side of Fashion

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On December 16 my guest will be Isabel Varela.  Isabel stands at the forefront of fashion as a true conservationist who glorifies the art of design by continuously redefining the craft behind draping, pattern making, sketching and sewing. Isabel’s eye for meticulous tailoring detail and use of sustainable fabrics continues to influence the fashion realm, impact the environment and empower women across the globe.

Isabel’s versatility and proficient knowledge in tailoring, belief in transparent manufacturing, and reducing waste policy ignited the brand’s identity.  Behind the architectural-inspired patterns mixed with fashion-forward aesthetic stands the holistic designer, fueling the American label. The creative use of neutral colors encompasses the designer’s intuitive capability to transform street fashion into a ready-to-wear intrinsic lifestyle.

Isabel has made her mark in the fashion industry by leveraging her proficiency in bespoke tailoring. Convinced from a very early age that fashion design was her calling, she began immersing herself into the fundamentals of fashion, studying at Louisiana State College where she completed a global fashion field study in China, earning a degree in Apparel Design. Fueled by her interest for pushing the needle with the intention to make design more meaningful, she took an extensive Master Class At Dupperre Mode and Textile Ecole in Paris, France.

After gaining insights into the inner workings of retail, she followed her passion to New York City where the premature concept for Izabel Varela, Inc. began to spark. Determined to turn her eco-friendly fashion fantasy into reality, she began working at Suit Supply as a Tailoring Manager in Manhattan to help fund this dream. The sustainable brand is determined to re-address the natural fundamentals that enhance and redefine the standards of beauty.

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