i.s. designs is a newly launched line by Chicago native, Ilissa Shefferman. Her love of vintage is apparent in her designs that complement today’s fast paced lifestyle.
After working in international trade in Washington, DC and traveling the world for a decade, Ilissa felt that she had not given her love of fashion a chance to flourish. After much soul-searching, and a gentle nudge from her husband, Ilissa decided to move back to Chicago in 2003 to realize her dream of becoming a designer. Ilissa returned to school and studied Fashion Design at Chicago’s International Academy of Design and Technology. She then interned with Chicago designer, Lara Miller before launching her own line in 2006.
August 3 – 16, 2006
5216 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago
Thursday, August 3 Wine and Cheese Opening 7pm
Shopping hours for the remainder of the show are:
i.s. designs has also been chosen by Macy’s as one of the local designers to be featured in its Chicago Designer Shop at Macy’s on State Street. The shop opens to the public on September 8, 2006, with clothing available for purchase through the end of the year. i.s. designs will feature select garments and colors from the Fall/Winter 2006 Sweet Nothings Collection.
i.s. designs are available online at: Stars and Infinite Darkness