In the designs of Isabela Capeto, space is always left for details. This care is apparent not only in the finish, but also in a manual production process carried out by seamstresses with natural fabrics and in compliance with the standards of social responsibility, making clear the designer's firm commitment to the reality of her surroundings.
Born in Brazil, Isabela studied at the Accademia di Moda in Florence. She is considered one of the most important fashion designers in her country—an honor she has earned not by yielding to the trends set on international catwalks, but by doing what she knows best: creating romantic garments that make a woman feel beautiful and natural.
For this reason, her designs appear in the best stores and magazines in the world. For this reason, her label continues to grow at a meteoric pace. And for this reason, she is considered one of the most relevant figures in her native Brazil—a Brazil that exports its own idea of a woman far removed from clichés, a woman that avoids aesthetic pretense, natural and coquettish, comfortable with who she is.
What inspires you?
Everything—friends, trips, magazines, books, food, exhibitions...
What is your dream as a designer?
My dream is to have many organized workstations in different countries, each one specialized in a different thing (embroidery, sewing, etc.).
What has been the most important achievement of your career?
Being able to sell my clothes to many different countries.
How important are trends?
I think the important thing is to try to be connected to everything. Trends are a consequence of this.
Fashion has always reflected a certain era. What does fashion reflect in the twenty-first century?
What book would you recommend to every fashion designer?
Any book about the Dadaism movement.