Hey, I'm isabelle
My love for Fashion goes far beyond just designing pretty dresses!
I feel extremely passionate about "old school" craftsmanship. I believe, to become a GREAT Fashion Designer you must master the skills that are essential in order to translate a 2-dimensional idea in into a 3-dimensional creation.
Let me tell you how it all began...
I was born in 1972 and brought up in Monaco, Norway and the UK. I discovered my passion for clothing, fabrics, textures & styles at a very young age, and my dream from childhood was to have my own business one day.
<< This is me at 12 years old. I was taken to my very first Fashion Show and I knew then and there -
I WANT TO BE A FASHION DESIGNER !
That true PASSION I felt whilst watching the Fashion Show that day has never left me all these years later!
I qualified as a Fashion Designer at Leeds University and the Royal College of Art London before working for Couture Designers including Hussien Chalayan, Bella Freud and Roland Klein. There I gained valuable experience in all areas of Couture Houses.
I also worked with small independent Designers around Portobello Road London creating street fashion. Working at both Couture Houses as well as Streetwear Designers enabled me to develop my skills in all 3 key areas - Designing, Pattern Cutting, Sewing.
In 2004 it was time to make my dream come true and launch my own brand label isabelleRANDALL.
I specialise in beautifully hand-crafted luxury Bespoke Womenswear and I particularly LOVE tailoring!
The business plan was to sell my collections to small independent shops around the UK which I did for a while.
However as time went on, there were more and more enquiries for a custom-made and so the business evolved.
Since, I have made thousands of creations for clients as well as showcasing my own collections on the catwalk, exhibitions, tv, film and art galleries over the years. I was even invited to join a consortium of international Designers and Couturiers to complete the costumes for the Pussycat Dolls World Tour.
I wake up every day EXCITED about creating something new!
I love designing, working with different fabrics, draping on the mannequin, the craftsmanship of garment construction and finally wearing unique individual sustainable clothing that fits and flatters me.
My passion for fashion is never ending!
So much so that I want to share the joy, excitement and fulfilment of creating beautiful clothing by inviting YOU to join me and create your OWN Fashion journey!