Designer Highlight: Isy Obi of Isy B.
Designer Isy Obi of Isy B. dreamed of starting her own fashion business from the time she was a child. She grew up playing with fabrics and designing clothes in her mother’s atelier, who was a fashion designer as well. Prior to launching her business, Isy spent a number of years traveling around the world pursuing a career in finance before settling in the Cayman Islands with her husband. After struggling to find dresses and clothing that looked chic and felt comfortable in the heat of the tropics, she saw an opportunity to design a line of women’s luxury resort wear, inspired by the glamorous, carefree lifestyle in the Cayman Islands. Isy researched the best fabrics and technology to use so her clothes would be heat-tolerant and stylish at the same time. In 2014, Isy’s first collection debuted to outstanding reviews. In addition to the Isy B. collection, she creates gorgeous couture gowns for private client commissions at her studio in the Cayman Islands.
Now, with just a few collections under her belt, Isy has been chosen by the Phoenix Fashion Week team to participate in their 2016 Emerging Designer Bootcamp program. The program helps educate new designers on topics ranging from fashion industry ins & outs to selling their collections to buyers and marketing & PR. The 15 emerging designers, including Isy, will all debut their latest collections at Phoenix Fashion Week, October 13-15, 2016 at Talking Stick Resort.
MSL predicts that you will soon be seeing this talented designer’s collection in a store or boutique near you! In the meantime, you can find her gorgeous gowns and dresses for sale on the Isy B. website. Check out the collection and let us know what you think! Whether you have a beach vacay in your future or are staying home this summer, the vibrant colors and prints combined with the heat-friendly fabric will have you hitting the order button.
Shop the entire Isy B. collection.
Photos provided by Isy B.
Angela and designer Isy Obi on the red carpet at last week’s Phoenix Fashion Week Emerging Designer Launch Party.
Our friend Miss Arizona USA 2015 Maureen Montagne modeled this stunning Isy B. gown in the Emerging Designer fashion show at Livewire.