Isle by Melis Kozan is a sophisticated brand, which personifies the fun and funky flair of its designer, Melis Kozan. It all started with Melis’ love and passion for fashion. Her career at Diesel, a denim company based in Italy, helped her learn the basics of design while giving her a background in international fashion.
In 2005, Chad Kozan saw the potential in his wife’s eye for women’s apparel together with his textile business experience, and they founded this international clothing company. The line gradually grew to become a full lifestyle collection offering tops, tunics, sweaters, jackets, pants, leggings, skirts, faux fur, and of course the original Cha Cha Dress that made Isle well known in the industry. The original prints are either designed by our team or found in Italy, France and Turkey, and each piece is manufactured in house in Istanbul, Turkey. Keeping design and production under careful watch, Chad and Melis Kozan are able to continually produce the high quality customers have come to expect.
Trends, forecasting and expansion is always on the mind of this international couple, inspired by their travels and the art, photography, film and culture they come across. As a designer, Melis takes notice of these elements, providing her collections with the international flair that Isle is known for. Fresh, edgy, sexy, even sweet can be used to describe the Isle woman, she looks for something stylish yet wearable. Day to evening, simple and chic to embellished and cool, these bodies are easy to wear for women of all ages who want to be noticed for their style.
Both born and raised in Istanbul, Chad and Melis currently live in New Jersey with their twin sons Arda & Batu.