Issa is a high end dress design company which was founded by Brazilian Daniella Helayel in 2001. She held her first catwalk show in 2003 to rave reviews and now Issa dresses are in demand the whole world over.
The label concentrates on creating dresses which make women feel "comfortable, confident and chic" - in other words, dresses that fit into a woman's hectic lifestyle and needs a dress that will work and look good 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Daniella, who now lives and works in Chelsea, London, says of her designs: "Most of my team are women and we all try on each and every design. Of course we have different tastes, body shapes and styles, but if a dress doesn't please us all, I tear up the pattern."
Most notably, the Duchess of Cambridge, aka Kate Middleton, wore a royal blue Issa dress to match her engagement ring when her engagement to Prince William was announced. She also wore a purple jersey Issa dress to celebrate the Canada Day concert in Ottawa, in July 2011.
Other celebrity fans of the label include Madonna, Scarlett Johannson, Naomi Campbell, Pippa Middleton, Katie Perry, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Sharon Stone, Kristen Davis, Kylie Minogue, J-Lo and Keira Knightley.
The current season's Issa dress collection contains many stylish and sophisticated dresses. There are elegant print designs, self coloured designs and v neck dresses made from silk crepe, wool, jersey and chiffon.
A few dresses from the range are pictured below.
Two great places are:
Both Matches Fashion and Harrods accept all major credit cards.