FORA.tv Speaker - Isa Tapia
Isa Tapia is a shoe designer based in Manhattan. She studied at Parsons School of Design, interning with Marc Jacobs and, during her senior year, began an apprenticeship with Oscar de la Renta. During this time, Ms. Tapia embarked on her first trips to Italy, living between Florence and New York, and falling in love with the art of shoe making.
Since then her career has led her to work with various companies, designing all types of accessories ranging from handbags to jewelry.
In spring 2012 Ms. Tapia launched her namesake label aiming “to make feminine shoes that are bold, colorful and have a point of view.” Inspired by her fast-paced lifestyle and the women around her, she brings downtown appeal to uptown design, making glamorous shoes for every day.