Fashion designer Vanessa Knox was born and raised in New York City where she studied fine art and fashion design at Parsons and then under scholarship at Pratt Institute. Vanessa began her career with Natori, working her way up in the company to Design Director and later moving to Victoria’s Secret as Head Designer. In 2001 Vanessa married and re-located to London.
Vanessa co-founded Isabella Oliver whilst pregnant with her first child after finding it extremely difficult to buy stylish and contemporary clothing to wear during pregnancy. Vanessa’s extensive experience in lingerie design has given her the ability to flatter every curve of a woman’s figure. The range was hugely successful and favoured by A-listers; Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, Jessica Alba, and Gwen Stefani have all been seen wearing her designs.
Following this success Vanessa has now launched her own brand. The collections are designed for the modern woman; women who need a wardrobe that multi-tasks as well as they do, taking them from the school run to lunch to dinner and everything in between. Vanessa Knox is all about affordable luxury and classic silhouettes that flatter the body. A brand that women can rely on to make them look stylish whatever they are doing, wherever they are, year after year.