Isabella Fiore represents the art of subtle contradiction between the past and current, masculine and feminine, and the expected and unexpected. Designed with the Isabella Fiore girl in mind, the collections embody a carefree, spontaneous, fun, hip, and inspired individual, who relishes the bohemian, traveler lifestyle. Similarly, pieces are elegant but understated; they are often vibrantly colored and made from hand woven leather, original artwork, beading and embroidery with materials imported from all over the globe. The designs are fun, feminine but presented in a sophisticated and luxurious way.
The inspiration behind Isabella Fiore, whose name means “beautiful flower” in Italian, stemmed from a rebellious spirit with bohemian roots. Almost immediately after debuting, the brand received overnight success. In 2001, the designers were nominated for the CDFA Perry Ellis Award for Excellence as well as the Designer of the Year Award from the Accessories Council in the same year.
Isabella Fiore was the first of its kind to create a contemporary handbag niche within the marketplace. For the first time, consumers were able to purchase a designer handbag at an affordable price; a revolution that still exists today. Gracing the pages of publications such as Instyle, People StyleWatch, Lucky, Women’s Wear Daily, Vogue and Elle, Isabella Fiore established itself as one of the most successful contemporary handbag brands on the market early on and has only advanced on this notion over the years.
Isabella Fiore continues to be a favorite among celebrity fashion icons such as Miranda Kerr, Jessica Szor, Katherine Heigl, Kate Bosworth, Katie Holmes, Mena Suvari, Jennifer Garner and Kate Hudson, whom the designs have been spotted on. Today, Isabella Fiore is owned by parent company Artisan House, helmed by Steve Russo and maintains its artistic and free spirited approach of the past, while providing unique artwork and fine, handmade craftsmanship.