Tuesday, May 15, 2007
With a design philosophy inspired by the romanticism of vintage textiles, Lisa Ho has been at the forefront of the Australian Fashion Industry for the past 23 years.
Like many of Australia's fashion designers, fresh out of college in 1982, Lisa Ho started her career at the Paddington markets with her designs that quickly brought her retail and media attention and began the Lisa Ho brand.
The Lisa Ho brand has continued to build into one of the most recognised brands in Australia and has a strong celebrity following with signature pieces.
Her international reputation, was first recognized during the Sydney 2000 Opening Ceremony, which featured a special Lisa Ho designed segment celebrating her role in Australian fashion. Lisa was also asked to design the gown worn by Oliva Newton John for her performance to welcome the Olympic athletes.
Lisa travels widely, quietly watching the way people go about their lives and the changes in the world they’re moving in. And it’s always done through a designer’s eye. “I think if you’re a designer you look at all forms of design – art, television, music - everything influences you.”
Today Lisa Ho has culminated in a national signature store base of 10, an exclusive department store arrangement with David Jones and representation in over 250 boutiques both local and internationally.