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GREY Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2017 Style Travel Video

GREY Jason Wu Goes to Hong Kong with Caroline Issa—Plus His Upcoming Capsule Collection with Diane Kruger

One of our favorite things about fashion is its ability to transport the wearer—in time (historic, seasonal) and in place (environment, geography). When we think of it that way, a dress seems like a small price to pay to be lifted out of our everyday existences whenever we choose. Wear a mod sheath and go to a galactic future, while a peasant blouse seems to occupy the pastoral past.

Jason Wu masterfully designs to send his customers on adventures. His sibling collection, GREY Jason Wu, caters to the modern city dweller, the kind of women he knows and regularly dresses. And the campaign for GREY’s pre-fall collection occupies a particular locale: Hong Kong, that Pearl of the Orient. For the shoot, Jason asked his pal and collaborator, Caroline Issa, to style the colorful, contemporary collection in the city’s retail-heavy Central district, largely on Stanley and Wellington Streets.

We spoke with Jason about his pre-fall designs and his upcoming collection with actress Diane Kruger (at Nordstrom in November!). He also shared a behind-the-scenes video of the Hong Kong shoot. We can’t wait to go.

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What It Takes to Be a Jason Wu #GreyGirl–Featuring Caroline Issa

You might be a #GreyGirl if you enjoy dinner parties with themed menus and artsy guests.

… if you’re ambitious but laid-back, confident yet approachable.

… if you love colorful, casual, unique clothes in soft, sensuous fabrics.

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You’re definitely a #GreyGirl if you’re the fashion director Caroline Issa, model Constance Jablonski, illustrator Angelica Hicks, poet Cleo Wade, actress Sonoya Mizuno or musician Sophie Auster.

Designer Jason Wu’s sibling label GREY Jason Wu attracts a clique of cool girls, many who attend the dazzling dinners Wu throws at the launch of his seasonal collections. But #GreyGirls aren’t only glitterati; they’re Wu’s close friends and fans of his fun, feminine designs–like Caroline Issa, who collaborated on his current collection, or our own Brianna Haynes, a department manager in our Nordstrom Broadway Plaza store.

CHANCES ARE, YOU’RE A GREY GIRL: READ THE STORY

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Scene Snaps: Milan Fashion Week, Part 1

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Photos by Indigital Images

Candid snaps of the street-style scene at Fashion Week fall ’17.

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Prada at Milan Fashion Week, Courtesy Caroline Issa

A few weeks ago the fashion press reported that Miuccia Prada and Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell would collaborate on a short film to be presented during Milan Fashion Week at Prada‘s spring runway event.

Lucky Caroline Issawearing the Nordstrom Signature and Caroline Issa stretch silk peplum dress she helped designwas there to see it all, so we got her download on the most vital elements.

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Caroline Issa image by Kristin Yamada

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Caroline Issa Reports on Gucci in a Gorgeous Nordstrom Signature and Caroline Issa Dress

You can always count on Caroline Issa to be one of the most classically chic women on the street and in the front row, and you can always count on her for a precise yet spirited runway recap.

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Caroline Issa image by Kristin Yamada

So that’s exactly what we did: we counted on her. Our ace street-style shooter, Kristin Yamada, caught her at the show—wearing the Nordstrom Signature pintuck floral-print dress she helped design—and then we got her download on what was inside.

CAROLINE TELLS ALL: READ MORE

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Caroline Issa Gets “Papped” in Nordstrom Signature Collection

Caroline Issa dropped a new one on us the other day: “papped.”

“I got papped in my pre-fall top and skirt,” she mentioned in an email, and then included a link to street-style photographer Phil Oh’s recent Milan slideshow on Vogue—which made it all crystal clear.

Papped: to be caught looking chic by the fashion paparazzi.

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Caroline Issa, papped by Phil Oh at the men’s shows in Milan; featured on Vogue.com

Caroline is used to it, of course, and the fact that this last Milanese moment happened in a look from her Nordstrom Signature collection isn’t surprising. The collection was made to catch eyes in the most low-key, effortless way. It was also made to mix and match, which was one of her big call-outs when it launched and probably why it goes where Caroline, our favorite Fashion Week world traveler, goes.

It couldn’t be any easier to get the look. Explore the whole Nordstrom Signature and Caroline Issa collection.

SEE MORE OF THE COLLECTION… AND HEY, WHAT ABOUT THAT EARRING?

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Get the Look: Paris Fashion Week Street Style at Acne, Mugler and Dior

PFW3quadGimlet-eyed Kristin Yamada is busy snapping street-style starlets during Fashion Week. Here are her photos to inspire you for next season (or this one) and some wardrobe picks to help you get the look.

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London Fashion Week: Catching Up with Caroline Issa at Topshop on a Very Busy Day

No one’s asking you to feel badly for fashion people who have to (get to!) hustle, rush, lose sleep and miss meals to catch dozens upon dozens of beautiful dresses, coats and separates during the industry’s twice-yearly around-the-world tours of designers and collections. But the truth is: it is a hustle.

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When we saw Nordstrom Signature collaborator Caroline Issa catching a bite to eat at Topshop’s pre-show cafe before taking her seat, we got a look at her day’s schedule—charmingly, hardcopy only; she is a magazine editor after all—and really, it might even make a busy mother of three and a cardiac surgeon conjure up some empathy.

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London Street-Style Stars to Watch

These are the people we can’t wait to see hit the pavement at LFW. Expect them to pull out all the stops for the second leg of runway shows.

Julia Sarr-Jamois

Queen of risk-taking, freelance stylist and senior fashion editor at i-D magazine Julia Sarr-Jamois is street style’s unparalleled It girl. A pioneer of streetwear’s now ubiquitous fashion sweatshirt, the London native boasts a signature fro and enviable free spirit. Usually packing color, texture and pattern into her ensembles, Sarr-Jamois could just as easily throw on perfectly weathered vintage jeans and tees and still stand out among the crowds.

MORE FASHIONABLE FACES TO FOLLOW

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New York Fashion Week: Caroline Issa’s NYFW Survival Hack

Nordstrom Signature collaborator Caroline Issa is one of those people you just always want to see when you walk into the room. Because she’s so gracious and kind, and because she’s just been somewhere interesting or is about to go somewhere epic—and because she always has an amazing outfit on.

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We ran into her at the Alexander Wang presentation on Saturday wrapped in the chicest plush wine tones, and spent a few minutes ceiling-gazing around the show’s grand and historic venue before I got her take on one New York City essential.

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