Hailing from Australia, Lisa Taranto and her design partner Lea Oldjohn both believe living and growing up in Melbourne has determined a lot of their work. "Melbourne’s influence is intrinsic with growing up here; you can’t help but be influenced by the city and vibrant lifestyle, its cultures, its (sometimes) moody weather and its checkered street style. Being so far away from the world stage helps us define our own unique style. It gives us the freedom and space to be creative and different. You can do anything here," says Lisa.
Meeting by chance through a local artist, Lisa and Lea saw a shared vision for ethical, innovative and intelligent design This resulted in their inspired collections for the LISA TARANTO clothing line thus far. With extensive knowledge in pattern making, print, dyeing, design and illustration, Lisa and Lea blend a signature aesthetic of sharp, structural silhouettes with subtle pleating, folding and draping and the use of high quality fabrics to create designs with movement, freedom and spirit.
They draw upon a love of travel, photography, film and history as inspiration and play with proportion, exaggerated lines and unusual silhouettes to carve out each collection.
Designer Lisa Taranto
The new collection, "Voltaic Doll" was inspired by movement and a vision of future fashion. It is about escapism, electricity and chemical reactions. Structured, symmetrical silhouettes and clean, tailored lines sit neatly beside signature fluid, ethereal dresses. Powerful, feminine, vibrant, independent; these make up the fabric of the LISA TARANTO woman. Fire sky red-pinks, liquid blue-greens, volcano oranges and violent violets infuse the colour palette.
Lisa Taranto clothing is proudly designed and made in Australia.