Rene Macdonald

Founder & Creative Director, Lisou

Lisou is a London-based fashion brand specialising in beautiful silk pieces with a twist. 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.

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. One of our core beliefs is to make a positive global impact; to that end we donate the proceeds from one piece per collection directly to helping young Africans with medical and educational needs. In addition to this, we run an annual initiative in partnership with local schools supporting creative arts in our local community. We believe in quality above all else, and a return to the days of slow fashion and treasure box investment pieces. All our products are designed in London, finished in Portugal, and delivered directly to you.

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