Couture Fashion

Isabell de Hillerin’s European Tradition


By Arwa Lodhi

The trend for eco-fashion rising in Eastern Europe continues.

Using eco fabrics like Tercel, silk and wool, Isabell de Hillerin’s designs are defined by elegant, structured cuts, but we also love the label for its dedication to maintaining the artisanal traditions of some of the poorest regions in Europe.


Specifically, when the German designer learned that the ancient fabrics industry in Romania and Moldova has been driven to near extinction, she decided to work with local manufacturers to support the production of handmade materials. Her aim is to push these highly skilled craftsmen by publicising and utilising their cultural skills, passed down through the generations, to create beautifully tailored women’s wear.


The result is a modern, fresh women’s wear line, with loose, flowing shapes and rich colour hues that are easy to wear, but also subtly sexy.

To see more of this young designer’s most recent collection, click through the slideshow below.

To shop the label, please click here.


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