Celebrating the Power of Women
For her collages, Isabella often works with symbols of power. In 2017, she put on a solo exhibit titled Women in Politics and Power, which included commentaries on political participation and representation. Isabella is drawn to opportunities to embrace diversity of women’s style, body types, age, and needs.
With her Power Suit, she wanted to design a suit that celebrates women as they are, instead of forcing them to look or feel a certain way. “Wearing a bathing suit can be a really vulnerable experience, but it doesn’t have to be,” she said. The difference between wearing a suit you feel confident in versus one that makes you feel self-conscious can change your whole day. Isabella wants to bring the joy back to swimwear for all women. “It’s a type of freedom. You get to forget about yourself and the way you look and just enjoy the day,” she said.