Isabella McKinlay is a London-based fashion designer. Her creative practice evolves from a connection to the natural world, focusing on conceptual couture and eco-technologies to prompt new dialogue in sustainable design. Isabella previously pursued studies law and politics, with industry experience in humanitarian and environmental policy reform. However, in a welcomed career change, she is currently studying Womenswear at Central Saint Martins where these influences continue to remain fundamental to her work. Her designs aim to merge extremes: Matter & Void, Expansion & Constriction, using eco-innovations, such as regenerated hiking fabrics and cactus leather, to create an atmospheric aesthetic. By exploring the intangibles of existence (thought, motion, space, time, energy), she resides in a more abstract interpretation of fashion. With the support of the British Fashion Council, Isabella is also developing new experimentations in fashion and visual art and is currently creating a collection of biodegradable sculptures.