Lisa Gittens

Fashion Designer - SewLisa

Trinidad and Tobago

PROFILE

Lisa Gittens’ keen eye for combining prints and colour in unexpected, yet harmonious ways, is the hallmark of SewLisa, a Womenswear brand based in Trinidad and Tobago. After graduating from the Grafton Academy, a highly respected technical fashion college in Ireland, Lisa spent several years working in Dublin and London, managing garment design and production for both high-end womenswear boutiques, as well as some of the most well-known fast-fashion pioneer brands, such as Miss Selfridge, Next, Oasis and River Island. Based in Trinidad and Tobago since 2001, Lisa established a much loved, custom fashion business. Additionally, SewLisa ready-to-wear collections are sold through retail collaborations with some of the top stores in the country, as well as independent pop-up shops. Within the last few years, SewLisa’s production process has prioritized sustainability, and zero-waste, from tightening the sourcing and the production process, down to composting the paper off-cuts from the pattern drafting process. One of the company’s biggest successes is the ‘Rori’ wrap belt, artfully up-cycled using the fabric off-cuts from the garment production process. Sustainable and special, each belt is hand-made and unique and has been a consistent best seller for the brand. Lisa primarily considers herself a maker, a garment engineer who can figure out how to bring an idea to life. She thrives in the space between technical and creative. This positions her perfectly for the other passion in her creative life, costume design for television and film. Her most notable projects include costume design for ‘Unfinished Sentences’, winner of best documentary short at Trinidad and Tobago film festival and Caribbean Tales film festival in Toronto and the pilot episode of ‘Plain Sight,’ the latest series under production by Danielle Dieffenthaller of Westwood park fame, due to complete filming in 2020.

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Lisa Gittens

Fashion Designer - SewLisa

Trinidad and Tobago

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