ISOUDE Creative Director & Founder Kate Brierley
“ISOUDE embodies a thoughtful approach to luxury. Our goal is to demonstrate that very fine things can be made in an ethical and mindful manner. We continually seek out gifted artisans and extraordinary craftspeople to seamlessly integrate their work into our collections.
The collections are designed with a long term view, that the pieces should be modern, relevant but not too tied to fashion trends. This is slow fashion, we take our time to make things correctly for our clients; the fabrics are of excellent quality, and we adjust the patterns as our clients need; this approach results in pieces that last."
The ISOUDE collection, created by Kate Brierley, grew from a loyal private clientele and has grown via word of mouth. ISOUDE pieces were twice inducted into the permanent collection at the Museum at FIT. Kate’s work is described by the curatorial staff as “a return to fine craft and artistry in a world of mass production.” The ISOUDE atelier in Newport, RI is called “incredibly chic” by Vogue.com’s THE SCENE. Kate Brierley is educated at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Rhode Island School of Design and the Haute Couture House of Chado Ralph Rucci.
ISOUDE offers two collections a year as well as a made to order and wardrobe programs for clients. The collection travels nationally for trunk shows and private appointments with personal shoppers and clients in the major cities.
All ISOUDE pieces are crafted in the United States, and in 2015 the team opened a creative studio in Fall River, MA with a vision to create an ISOUDE institute to further develop the crafts used in the collection.
Women are complex and dynamic creatures; with ISOUDE, we want to offer a design aesthetic
that embraces both the strength and sensuality of the female spirit.
The vision is to create cohesive collections that represent a modern, feminine and fresh collection; also to offer
women options so that any specific fit needs would not be of concern.
The intent is to create a collection designed for the modern woman; our process enables a
collaborative and respectful relationship with our clients.
ISOUDE offers two collections per year, as well as a Bespoke program for customized offerings. Clients may order from the current collection or our archives, a favorite style may be reordered when needed.
The Collection features pieces that are fully considered for our clients; a silk blouse in a specific fabrication of triple silk georgette to ensure it has a perfect balance of hand and opacity. We think not only of how our pieces look, but how they feel and how they will last.
Pieces in the collection range from day to evening, special occasion and couture options. We are well known for our leather offerings and versatile pieces that work from day to evening. Our fabrications come from some of the world's finest textile houses.
BESPOKE & WARDROBE
We can accommodate all body types, create custom patterns, and offer split sizing to meet your needs. As a smaller atelier, we can produce styles at any time during the year, without the restrictions of a large fashion house.
If requested, a personalized plan can be crafted before an appointment. We will discuss your wardrobe goals, fit needs and personal preferences. Do you love blouses? Cashmere coats? You will be able to choose your preferred color and shade of fabrication or leather.
Through a collaborative process, we will review samples, photos and fabric swatches to create your ideal look. We work in your home, office or our atelier. A fitter will join the consultation to ensure the right proportions per each garment.
Private consultations & styling sessions to reveal ideal looks for you.
In-home appointments available in:
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA