Caroline Issa to design for Nordstrom, Selfridges’ “Bright Old Things” campaign, a new Target collaboration, and other fashion news that made headlines this week.

Fun Fashion Fact

Did you know that the word parka means ‘animal skin’, and is derived from the Nenets language — a language spoken by an indigenous people in northern arctic Russia. The first parkas were actually invented by Caribou Inuits, and they were made of skins or furs. “The hides gathered in Summer would provide heavier, warmer coats, while Spring skins created a sleeker, thinner coat often worn in layers.”