Our Founder and Creative Director Kendall Barry is a seasoned fashion design professional and fit expert, with advanced expertise in runway embellishment and embroidery techniques. With over eleven years of experience in the fashion industry, and over six years of top luxury runway design experience, her work has been featured in numerous magazines and on celebrities attending VIP red carpet events such as The Met Gala, The Emmys, The Tony’s, and The Oscars.
In 2020 she decided to follow her longtime dream of launching the premier luxury swimwear business - ISAMEL.
While working in the fashion industry, Kendall gained an insider's view of the unfortunate effects of waste and the consequences of mass production on the environment and is now translating her skills and passion to create luxury swimwear that reflects the change consumers want to see.
ISAMEL is different because we only use the highest quality recycled, eco-friendly, and natural materials. Our styles are unique and feature one-of-a-kind hand detailing and embellishments.
We are also committed to partnering with the most ethical garment manufacturers around the globe.
By wearing ISAMEL you will be the chicest person at the beach, pool, or spa, while also contributing to helping the world environment.
To learn more about our sustainability and ethics efforts, click here.
The name ISAMEL is a wordplay and dedication to Kendall’s beloved best friend Melissa who tragically passed away too soon.
Melissa inspired everyone to always be their true self, love nature, dance and sunbathe whenever you can, and embrace new experiences - especially travel!