A rainy day evaporated into a warm and intimate evening, in which models sashayed down the pathway through the lush gardens of Meiling’s iconic boutique, 6 Carlos. They were showcasing the most recent collection from Lisa Gittens of SewLisa.
Glowing bulbs hanging from the trees above, and the delicious tropical cocktail enjoyed by guests, added to the magical ambiance. There were oohs and aahs for the sexy, simple, flowing garments, all designed with ease and comfort in mind. “I want one of everything!” declared more than one attendee.
“This collection was all about making the wearer feel comfortable and special.”
The signature SewLisa print combinations were well represented, but in monochromatic colour schemes with pops of colour in trims and hems. Hand-cut patchwork details embellished the pieces, in keeping with the brand’s commitment to sustainability. Lisa’s designs incorporate a zero-waste philosophy; she repurposes scrap fabrics in her designs, creating what she calls ‘upcycled luxury’.
Several looks were paired with the best-selling ‘Rori’ wrap belt, the distillation of the brand’s signature print-mixing skill, each one completely unique.
After the showing, guests mingled and chatted with the designer, whilst the shop did a brisk trade in sales and orders of the new collection.