Nordstrom Debuts The Nordstrom Signature and Caroline Issa Collection

Posted on February 15, 2015, 6:08 am
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“Street style star” may be an overused phrase these days, but when it comes to Caroline Issa, her star shines brightest. This global fashion icon has a signature style that shows her fresh and bold perspective to looking chic, and a business savvy that makes her a valuable partner to luxury brands. She is at the top of my list of personal style icons with her cool glamour and undeniable elegance.

Caroline Issa in her Double Face Leather Jacket

Caroline Issa in her Double Face Leather Jacket

Who is Caroline Issa? She is the CEO of the Tank Group, consisting of Tank Magazine, and Tank Form Creative Agency. She has had a 15-year relationship with the Nordstrom brand as a consultant on business. This collaboration inspired by her personal style was, therefore, a natural next step, and on February 8, the 28-piece ready-to-wear collection was introduced. The Nordstrom Signature and Caroline Issa Collection focuses on timeless pieces with a luxurious feel, including gorgeous leather jackets, chic cashmere sweaters and Italian wool separates.

Some of the standouts for me are the stunning Wrap Detail Wool and Silk Dress, the Jacquard Cashmere Cardigan with its cropped silhouette, and Double Face Leather Jacket, which is quintessential Issa.

“For our Spring 2015 launch collection, we drew references from style icons such as Lauren Bacall, Audrey Hepburn and Slim Keith—women who were confident, accomplished and wore clothes to complement their everyday life,” said Issa. It is all in the details for this collection, with luxe fabrics, extra-long cuffs and contrast collars, and geometric prints inspired from a trip to Marrakech.

Nordstrom Signature & Caroline Issa has a year-round assortment of styles for Spring/Summer, Pre-Fall, Fall and Resort and can be found in the Nordstrom Collectors department. The Nordstrom Signature & Caroline Issa Spring and Summer collection ranges from $195 to $2,995, and is available in 55 Nordstrom stores and

Lisa Cole is the fashion and style writer for Vanguard Seattle, and her work includes covering fashion news and events, runway shows and boutiques. She has her own fashion and lifestyle blog,, and is a member of Independent Fashion Bloggers and Fashion Group International.