Isabella Bravo



, we reconnect with some of our favorite street style stars to get an update on how their lives have changed in 2015. Today we catch up with fashion design student/artist, Isabella Bravo.

1. How has your style changed since 2012, when we snapped you?
As a New Yorker, I’ve always leant towards wearing black, A LOT! But after studying a term in Paris, my wardrobe palette has changed and I’ve incorporated colors into my everyday looks, having a more vibrant style.

2. What is the most important news story today in your opinion?
As a fashion design student, the most important fashion news was Raf Simons departing Dior, and Alber Elbaz leaving Lanvin. [The news] makes me wonder what these changes mean for the next generations of designers.

Isabella Bravo for Swagger New York in 2012 Photo via Brandon Isralsky

3. What are you up to now?
Currently, I am in my Junior Year at Parsons The New School of Design, and in the process of applying for 3 fashion scholarships; Joe’s Blackbook, Geoffrey Beene Design, and CFDA. This in addition to launching my personal website, www.isabellabravo.com.

4. Are you on social media?
Absolutely! Swagger's readers can find me on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram (@bravovogue), and Pinterest or go to directly to my personal website Isabella Bravo.

5. We first photographed you on the street. Is street style dead? Why or why not?
Street style is far from dead. If anything it's gaining more popularity across the globe. You can even see its strong influence on high-end runways as well as inspiring new trends.

6. What is your one high and one low in 2015?

My 2015 high note was first getting accepted to the prestigious study abroad program at Parsons Paris, and the cherry on top of that note was getting an internship at Elie Saab, as well as attending the most coveted high fashion shows (Elie Saab, Chanel, Valentino, and Arkis).

My low note was more of a personal nature such as battling fashion designer block, not being able to sketch or drape. Also, getting very homesick [in Paris], missing family and friends back in New York.

7. Since we are going to save these responses for our Vault, where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Within the next 5 years I see myself graduating with honors and immediately getting an internship at a high-end fashion house, getting myself notice within the company and climbing the fashion ladder as to be considered for a future creative director.

Main photo via Isabella Bravo.


Feb 24, 2016


Cassandra Alcide