Isa Arfen Fashion for Women
Pops of jewel-tone colour flit through Isa Arfen's Resort 2017 collection. These cotton-blend faille trousers have a subtle sheen and a rich vermillion-red hue that's an ideal match to crisp white shirting. Wear them high on the waist allowing the cropped hems to showcase a statement pair of flats.
Isa Arfen draws inspiration from the body paint of the Omo Valley tribes for SS17. This white linen and cotton-blend dress is decorated with a black tribal print and finished with a beige stretch-linen bustier top paperbag waist and A-line skirt to create the illusion of a narrow waist. Complete a contemporary event look with pointed pumps.
This burnt-orange crushed-velvet jacket is a standout piece from Isa Arfen's AW17 collection. It's tailored in Italy with neat notch lapels and coordinating cropped sleeves and is tapered with exposed darts across the bodice to draw attention to the waist. Leave it open over a cami top and the coordinating trousers to reveal flashes of the lustrous black satin-twill interior.
Isa Arfen takes the statement shirt in a feminine direction with this white broderie-anglaise trimmed top for AW17. Crafted in Italy from lightweight cotton-poplin it features a dramatic collar that segues into a ruffled panel at the front. Use contemporary hoop earrings and bright tailored trousers to create a deliberate clash of textures that's in keeping with the designer's sensibility.
Isa Arfen's camel-brown jacket epitomises the label's 1980s-inspired aesthetic for AW16. It's crafted from plush textured velvet - a key fabric - and has a boxy silhouette that's accentuated with strong gathered shoulders and black braided trims. Nod to bygone power dressing and layer it over a midi skirt.
Isa Arfen's AW16 collection cements the trend for 1980s power dressing. This dark forest-green jacket is crafted from sumptuous velvet that's detailed with olive-green fern embroidery and trimmed with black braiding. Balance the shrunken gathered-sleeve silhouette with a pair of high-waisted trousers.
The AW16 collections have been a continuous ode to the 1980s and Isa Arfen's new-season line is no different. This washed-black pencil skirt is crafted from a mid-weight denim with the unique softness of velvet and has traditional tonal tobacco-brown stitching to define your frame. It's detailed with a centre-back hemline slit for ease of movement. Build on the theme with a ruffled off-the shoulder top.
Isa Arfen's brown and black checked wool trousers are an effortless way to work the label's 1980s-inspired silhouettes for AW16. They have a sharply pleated front to draw attention to the flattering high-rise fit and hit at the slimmest part of your leg. Build on the retro feel with an off-the-shoulder blouse and chunky shoes.
Many AW16 collections are brimming with 1980s references including Isa Arfen's. This black and white striped cotton-blend Classic shirt has a mannish shape - note the point collar and curved hem - and is elevated with a distinctive self-fastening taffeta bow at the neck. Wear it with an offbeat velvet coat and glitter pumps for a look that echoes a similar era.
Isa Arfen's vermillion-red dress is crafted from beautifully iridescent cotton-blend faille to a 1960s-inspired A-line silhouette. The silver-tone metal double-hoop shoulder straps and black grosgrain ribbons deserve to be showcased with a sleek updo. Simply finish with polished pumps for long nights on the dance floor.
Isa Arfen's black mini dress is a fresh and feminine pick for evening. It's crafted in the UK from stretch-cotton that holds the shape of the tiered ruffles perfectly and finished with smooth trims to elongate your frame and highlight the waist. Crystal-embellished zip pulls are a subtly glamorous touch. Keep the rest of your look sleek with a box clutch and point-toe flats.
This black cotton Jane dress demonstrates Isa Arfen's skill at imbuing classic silhouettes with a witty sensibility. It's cut in the UK to a fluted midi length and trimmed at the scoop neck shoulders and back with elaborate cream cotton and silk-blend ruffles. It's a standout piece that calls for only minimal accessories so style simply with modest black stilettos.
Isa Arfen's Resort 2017 collection evokes the glamour of the 1960s and this black halterneck Shrimpton dress is a succinct example. It's crafted from cotton to a sweet A-line silhouette turns to reveal an open back and is trimmed around the neck with cream cotton and silk-blend ruffles. Wear it to a party with ankle-strap heels then make it work for day with a trench coat and flats.
Isa Arfen's white cotton-poplin dress offers an elegant play on proportions. It's crafted with a wide boat neck and elbow-length cocoon sleeves that reveal just enough skin to balance the ankle-skimming hem. Use it to master the season's statement layering: unbutton the top to expose the shoulders and let a pair of statement trousers gleam from beneath.
Isa Arfen always imbues its spring-ready separates with a dose of femininity. This white cotton-poplin top is woven with a colourful Bunting Stripe pattern and has a loose silhouette with cocooning elbow-skimming sleeves for soft volume. Unbutton the front to slope the boat neckline gently off the shoulders once the weather heats up.
Turn to Isa Arfen for whimsically detailed pieces like these cropped cotton-blend sateen trousers. They're made in Italy to a mannish tailored shape but twisted with cream organdie ruffles that flare from the cropped hems. Wear them with a shoulder-baring shirt and jewel-tone heels for an eclectic day-to-night look.
Isa Arfen's approach to femininity is decidedly modern. This white cotton-poplin dress is enlivened with a colourful Bunting Stripe print and has a loose thigh-skimming silhouette that's given subtle volume via the cocooning elbow-grazing sleeves. Note the button at the scoop boat neck which can be unfastened to create a short sharp V-shape.
Taking cues from vintage photographs of Balinese women Isa Arfen's SS16 collection exudes a tropical influence. This black and white checked Taroni-silk dress is cut to a slim off-the-shoulder silhouette with grosgrain shoulder straps and a ruched front that is accented with ruffles. Wear it with statement heels or play on the contemporary vibe and style with trainers.
SS16's most feminine pieces are trimmed with flirty ruffles. Isa Aren's ivory and black plaid top is a great example - it's made from a light cotton-blend muslin and detailed with frilled tiers that fall asymmetrically around the waist. Style it over cropped black trousers or staple skinny jeans.
Isa Arfen is inspired by the graphic body paint of Omo Valley tribes for SS17. This black stretch-cotton dress is decorated with a white tribal print and features slim shoulder straps a bustier top and paperbag waist that balance the voluminous cotton-poplin A-line skirt perfectly. Finish with slingback pumps for contemporary ladylike elegance.
Isa Arfen's SS17 collection balances natural textiles with fun modern silhouettes. A perfect example this white cotton top is crafted from a combination of jersey and poplin with a contrasting indigo-blue linen halterneck and black wrap panel that gives the illusion of a separate bandeau. Keep the rest of your look simple with wide-leg trousers and flats.
Isa Arfen's white and navy pinstriped poplin top has an inherent summertime feel. It's crafted with touches of cotton silk and linen for a soft lightweight feel and has an off-the-shoulder silhouette that's defined by ruffled sleeves. Tuck yours into eye-catching shorts and skirts on vacation.
Part of the SS17 collection these navy trousers testify to Isa Arfen's reputation for glamorous yet wearable tailored separates. They're made in Italy from cotton and silk-blend twill with a subtle lustre and shaped with a flattering high rise and slim legs. Try yours with an off-the-shoulder top and flat pumps for a smart day look with a touch of sweetness.
Isa Arfen's indigo-blue linen Mali Baby dress is versatile and easy to wear. Inspired by the way women in mid-20th century Bamako mixed traditional and Western silhouettes it's ruffled to sit off the shoulder over a white cotton top. Fasten the black cotton-poplin tie into a pretty bow and wear to low-key summer events with a compact tote and point-toe flats.
Isa Arfen specialises in chic wardrobe essentials designed with the modern woman in mind like these dark khaki-green cotton-gabardine trousers. The paperbag-style waist - complete with a coordinating belt and white scalloped edge broderie-anglaise trim - will lend everyday looks a subtle feminine flair. Draw attention to the cropped hemline by styling them with lustrous velvet slipper shoes.
The red polka-dot tulle peplum that skims across the hem of Isa Arfen's black wool jacket alludes to the AW17 collection's carnival theme. The cropped silhouette is the product of fine Italian craftsmanship complete with slender notch lapels and is finished with black satin-twill lining. Shrug it over cropped trousers and pointed flats for a casually cool evening look.
Isa Arfen's Serafina Sama imagines her Resort-2016 collection to be worn on glamorous hot-weather vacations. This black and white checked cotton-blend dress - cut with a halterneck top full skirt and a contemporary zip-front fastening - would certainly make an impact in tropical climes. Pair it with chunky wooden wedges and it's ideal for the city too.
Isa Arfen's Resort-2016 collection is brimming with fun hot-weather pieces. A central piece these cotton-blend trousers are checked in black and white and cut with a high waist and cropped legs with small hem splits. Wear them now with a crisp white shirt or take them on holiday with the label's matching top.
There's a carnival vibe to Isa Arfen's AW17 collection from where this black tulle top is taken. It's made in Italy with an alluring square neckline and tonal-red and orange polka-dot flock and an accompanying knotted top overlay covers the arms and shoulders. Style it as part of a playful evening look with kick-flare trousers and patent-leather ankle boots.
Isa Arfen's black cotton-blend duchess-satin dress is perfect for cocktail hour. It has a short slim silhouette with one long gigot sleeve and an oversized asymmetric bow on the other shoulder resulting in a unexpected but feminine look. Subvert the classic connotations further with red leather wraparound ankle-tie flats.
There's a regal feel to Isa Arfen's black silk taffeta top. The asymmetric off-the-shoulder neckline draws focus to the collarbone and is finished with a commanding knot feature while the flared hem is tempered by the streamlined long sleeves. Put an avant-garde twist on occasionwear by styling it with kick-flare trousers.
Isa Arfen's AW17 offering is an intentionally anti-coherent collection of pieces with off-kilter twists and this white cotton-poplin top is a fine example of the designer's ability to subvert a classic. The elbow-length ruffled sleeves gathering at the front and self-fastening neck ties at the back perfectly contrast with the sharp point collar and neat slim silhouette. Wear it to work tucked into high-waisted trousers.
Delightfully feminine without the need for extraneous trims this bow detail cotton-poplin shirt by Isa Arfen evokes timeless elegance. Centred on a simple self-tie bow to the neck a key motif in the designer's AW17 collection this lightweight shirt is crafted in a neutral shade of salmon-pink. For an understated tailored look pair with cropped trousers and heeled mules.
Isa Arfen makes the unexpected eminently wearable and this rose-peach cotton-poplin top is a chic example from the AW17 collection. It's shaped with precision to create an insouciant asymmetric off-the-shoulder effect. Contrast the gathered sleeves with streamlined kick-flare trousers.
Inject high-octane energy into your occasionwear edit with Isa Arfen's burnt-orange crushed-velvet trousers. They're tailored in Italy to a high-rise to nip-in the smallest part of your frame before falling into slender cropped legs that finish on the lower shin. Opt for the coordinating jacket and pointed mules to keep the mood modern.
Isa Arfen's black tutu top is brimming with evening whimsy. The product of fine Italian craftsmanship the panelled bodice features skinny shoulder straps to create a slender silhouette and is finished with a black polka-dot tulle peplum lifted from then AW17's collection's carnival inspiration. Style it with tailored trousers and pointed flats as part of an alluring evening ensemble.
Tap Isa Arfen's contemporary sense of elegance by styling this nude tulle polka-dot blouse over a black cami top and cropped trousers. The languid silhouette features flocked black polka-dots and is anchored by a ladylike neck tie - a detail lifted from the traditional carnival costumes that inspired the AW17 collection. Add backless loafers as a cool finishing touch.
Bring a nonchalant sense of elegance to your occasionwear edit with Isa Arfan's blush-pink crushed-velvet cotton-blend trousers. They're tailored in Italy to a slim silhouette with a flattering high-rise waist - perfect for tucking in billowing tops - before falling into ankle-grazing hems. Pair them with point-toe statement stilettos for your next evening event.
Firmly establishing itself as a go-to brand for retro-inspired silhouettes with a fresh twist Isa Arfen offers these timeless wide-leg cropped black trousers. They're cut from pure wool for a relaxed high-waisted silhouette that's finished with turn-up cuffs while a detachable matching belt gathers tight at the waist for a perfect fit. Pair with a plain shirt and heeled mules for a contemporary take on this style.
Cropped jackets have their own sense of glamour and Isa Arfen's tonal-grey and navy-blue checked velvet style offers a wonderfully modern interpretation. It's crafted in Italy with notch lapels for a mannish slant and finished with a single button fastening and a black satin-twill interior. Team it with the coordinating trousers as part of a cool evening ensemble.