Lisou was founded by former stylist, Rene Macdonald, in 2018 inspired by the vibrant colours of Tanzania. The company name comes from Rene’s mother’s childhood nickname for her and is focussed on injecting ‘fun and joy’ into women’s wardrobes. Lisou’s collection is made from silks with all prints designed in-house by Rene. Having grown up in Tanzania, Rene moved to the UK at a young age but travelled back and forth to Africa where her family still were, which provided much of the inspiration for the business today. Lisou combines unexpected colours and creates vibrant prints to stand out and designs a range of womenswear and accessories.