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January 07, 2015 10:15 ET

13-Year-Old Fashion Designer Isabella Rose Taylor Named to the National Retail Federation Foundation's "List of People Shaping Retail's Future"

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - January 07, 2015) - Isabella Rose Taylor, an artist and fashion designer from Austin, Texas, has been named to the National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation's List of People Shaping Retail's Future, as one of 25 individuals selected to five separate categories -- "Disruptors," "Dreamers," "Givers," "Influencers" and "Power Players" -- that will be recognized during the NRF Foundation's Inaugural Gala on January 11, 2015 at Pier Sixty in New York City.

Isabella will be honored as one of the recipients of the "Dreamers" Award at the NRF Foundation's 2015 Gala celebrating imagination, inspiration and innovation in retail. Last September, she debuted her Spring 2015 collection at New York Fashion Week and earned rave reviews from fashion media and influencers. She described her collection as a "story of spring with rainy days and colorful beginnings." 

At age 13, she is one of the youngest designers to have had a clothing line featured at Nordstrom; the retailer plans to continue the Isabella Rose Taylor juniors clothing line with a Spring 2015 collection in select stores and at for April 2015, which will feature some of the pieces from Isabella's highly touted NYFW debut runway show.

"It's truly an honor to have been selected by the NRF for such a prestigious award. I have always believed that one needs to dream big and then take action. I hope this award will encourage others to also pursue their dreams," commented Isabella Rose Taylor.

"Isabella is the epitome of a 'dreamer,' having accomplished so much in her life by such a young age she not only inspires those around her but also continues to reach for the stars each and every day," said NRF Senior Vice President and NRF Foundation Executive Director Ellen Davis. "Visionaries, pioneers and established retail leaders all recognize the contributions Isabella has already made to the industry and we cannot wait to see what's next for her."

The NRF Foundation Gala will bring together industry leaders and executives, students, and The List honorees to celebrate the imagination, inspiration and innovation at work in the retail industry today.

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Isabella Rose Taylor is a 13-year-old fashion designer and fine artist from Austin, Texas. Taylor has been designing and creating clothes since she was nine years old. With a penchant for design and a lifelong passion for art, Isabella launched her first clothing collection in February 2012 on her website at

In September 2012, Isabella debuted her fall collection in her first runway show during Austin Fashion Week and was awarded "Rising Star" at Austin Fashion Week in 2013. Her runway show headlined the 2014 Austin Fashion Week and she also exhibited at 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Oklahoma City. She was selected as an Emerging Designer in February 2014 at WWDMAGIC.

In August 2014, Isabella became the youngest designer to ever be featured in Nordstrom stores. The following month, she debuted a runway show at New York Fashion Week and earned rave reviews for her Spring 2015 collection. She is also a member of Dell's Women's Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) and was a featured speaker at TEDxHollywood.

Isabella's fashion collection is a natural extension of her lifelong passion for art. She believes fashion and art are inextricably connected. This sentiment is reflected in her motto, "If art had legs it would be fashion." Isabella began painting when she was 3 years old and continues to paint every day. A prolific artist, her paintings are sold privately at Kristy Stubbs Gallery in Dallas.

Isabella is currently a sophomore in college; she is a former contributing editor for Amazing Kids! Magazine and has also served on the advisory board for Creative Kids Magazine. She is a member of Mensa and a Davidson Youth Scholar. She recently won the Scholastic Art & Writing Gold Key Award for her couture dress. Isabella is also a published writer and poet.


The NRF Foundation shapes retail's future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail. The NRF Foundation is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit arm of the National Retail Federation and is funded in part by generous donations from retail industry supporters. 

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