Issa, the label best known for creating slinky Studio 54-esque silk-jersey dresses beloved by everyone from Kate Middleton to Nicole Richie, is coming to a high street near you. Collaborating with Banana Republic, the London-based label has create a 40-piece capsule line, complete with wedding-guest-worthy dresses, easy-to-wear sweaters and statement accessories.
Inspired by BR's safari style heritage, the grown-up collection features animal prints in vivid hues and signature tie-waisted silhouettes guaranteed to flatter every figure. But most excitingly, it includes a sheeny sapphire-coloured dress similiar to the sell-out one Kate Middleton wore to announce her engagement to HRH (sure to trigger a shop-floor stampede). And with dresses from £75, the price tags are looking payday friendly. Go, copy-Kates, go!
The beauty of the Issa wardrobe is, as Camilla al-Fayed, the label's chairwoman, explains, all about its versatility. 'You can wear looks from this collection everywhere,' she says, 'from a breakfast meeting to lunch and then out to dinner. These are clothes for women who work hard to play hard and can take you anywhere just be updating your accessories.'
Multitasking wardrobe wonders that have the royal seal of approval? See you in the queue, ladies!
The collection is on sale from 13th August