Isoude is rich with history. Designer Katie Brierly works with artisans who remember what it was like when New England was once the center of garment production. Her pattern maker, for example, refers to herself as “The Last of the Mohicans” because of the dwindling number of garment artisans in the area. Another man, who cuts Isoude’s fabrics, came out of retirement so he could show his son the “finer aspects of cutting silk.”
The designs mirror the high quality clothing of the past, too. They’re classic, investment pieces that are pieces of art in their own right.