Ms. Barry is a seasoned fashion professional with over twelve years of career experience designing for prominent national brands based in New York City and Philadelphia including AVIVA, J.Crew, Michael Kors Collection, and Anthropologie. Prior to those full-time design positions, she gained significant experience and exposure interning in the PR department at Betsy Johnson and in the sampling room at Haute Hippie.
Her work has been featured in numerous publications and seen worn by various celebrities attending VIP red carpet events such as The Met Gala, Emmys, Tony’s, and Oscars.
In 2020 she launched the luxury swimwear label ISAMEL with a strong focus on embellishment, sustainability, and ethical production.
Ms. Barry grew up in Fairfax County and is an alumnus of the Academy Fashion program. She went on to graduate from The Savannah College of Art & Design with a BFA in Fashion Design magna cum laude. Ms. Barry is very excited to share her experiences and knowledge with the new generation of Fashion Academy students back in her hometown.