Issa Mello


Issa especially enjoys group collaborations and designing within a team. With Jen Voth and Susan Vue, their extra vehicular activities boot for NASA astronauts earned first place in the Industrial Fabric Association International (IFAI) student design competition. Along with a passion to design, Issa focuses on the retail and consumer side of fashion. After graduation Issa is hoping to find an apparel company that shares her values to promote well-being for their consumers through company practices or products.


Issa’s personality and taste fit perfectly for designing children’s wear. A combination of tough and sweet elements, along with unexpected twists in her design aesthetic, led her to explore a children’s wear line. The cut of the garments and juxtaposing fabrics are the basis of Issa’s collection and give a cool, edgy, and almost rebellious feeling.