MEET KATE BRIERLEY
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.