Recently Caroline Issa, the fashion director of indie fashion mag Tank, current J Crew model, and much-snapped-outside-of-shows good dresser, was in town to talk about her next project: a capsule line of shoes and two bags with LK Bennett that will hit stores in February. She was excited. The collection — it’s a classic pointy pump with some brightly coloured Indonesian embroidery and pom-poms on the heel inspired by a bag she bought at a market while on a film festival junket – is cute, if not revolutionary. But it also begs the question: what qualifies her to design? Twitter followers? Taste?
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