“I have never seen Lisou as just a womenswear brand but rather a lifestyle brand. One of the beauties of our prints is how versatile they are from womenswear to homeware and so much more.” - Rene Macdonald
Discover the world of Lisou
THE BRAND THAT BRINGS HAPPY VIBES
As with more than a few unique and distinctive companies who stand alone amongst their contemporaries, Lisou was founded by Rene Macdonald out of necessity : a company designed to fulfil a gap in the market that previously didn’t really exist.
Unenthused by an endless carousel of fabrics in greys and browns, and bored with one party too many in a little black dress, Lisou’s London-living founder Rene Macdonald decided to bring some of the vibrant colour clashes of her homeland Tanzania: injecting fun and joy into the wardrobes of women with her own elegant, colourful designs!
The Lisou collection is full of wearable, classic shapes with a modern twist and are made from the finest silks. All prints are designed in-house by Rene, which makes every Lisou print exclusive.
MEET OUR FOUNDER
Having grown up in Tanzania, head designer Rene Macdonald moved to the UK at a young age but always travelled back and forth to Africa where her family were based, a place that continues to influence and inspire her. A former stylist, avid vintage collector and self-confessed bold dresser herself, Rene has a unique way of combining unexpected colours and creating vibrant prints which makes each of her pieces special and stand out.
As a child, Rene sat at her mother’s knee listening to the whirr of her manual sewing machine. As her interest in fashion began she was able to learn from her mother. In fact the brand name itself comes from her mother’s childhood nickname for her. Lisou is not only an homage to her mother but also her muse. A beautiful photograph has pride of place on her design desk reminding her of many cherished memories.
THE REST OF THE TEAM
Head of Art Direction
Ecom & Sales Support