Ah yes spring is nearly here. So ready to step out in attire that does not resemble a woolly mammoth. Don’t get me wrong I love a good teddy coat but strolling down the street in a light floral printed frock basking in the warmth of the suns rays, yes please sign me up! Lisou is a brand I became aquatinted with while watching a Fashion Week vlog of an influencer I follow who was wearing ironically, a beautiful fluffy lavender colored winter coat and as you may have guessed it was Lisou. They are based out of London and are making a bit of a name for themselves amongst the influencer community.
It was founded by Renee McDonald and specializes in silk. Renee designs all the prints herself and her influences are steeped in her African heritage and her travels around the globe. The company seeks to embrace slow fashion and to give back. One piece in each collection has all it’s proceeds go to helping young Africans with medical and educational needs. All items are designed in London, produced in Portugal and delivered direct to consumers. And this streamlined ethical approach is not only good for the community but it is also good for the environment as well.
and it all comes together in a harmonious blend of joyful girlish abandonment
So it should be no surprise that the spring collection is also streamlined and minimalist. Pattens are simple, graphical and embrace traditional color combinations. Silhouettes are elongated and refined featuring classic lines with the shortest hems skimming the knees. Man tailored dresses intermingle with more feminine frocks adorned with ruffle sleeves, scarf wrap necklines and pleated bottoms. The buckle boots and metallic bootie pumps add a bit of edge and it all comes together in a harmonious blend of joyful girlish abandonment.