The army blankets donated from Trentham Military Base in Upper Hutt, New Zealand formed the basis for a range of children's garments inspired by the 100 Year Commemorations for World War 1.
Lisa who is mum to Hayley and Charlotte started sewing clothes for her daughters as part of her rehabilitation for a serious back injury. She fell in love with the colour and texture that sewing bought back into her life!
The Wainuiomata based designer's collection was warmly received by the audience on runway night and it has inspired a change in direction for Lisa who now aims to focus on designing and sewing collections rather than producing one of a kind garments.
After the runway Lisa was so enthusiastic about the response to her collection that she got the courage to email a National Woman's magazine with her story. The magazine were on board immediately and an article about Lisa and her collection will feature in an edition shortly. That led to a hastily arranged photo shoot with NZ Eco Fashion Week Modelling Director and Photographer at Emotif.co.nz, David Duffy the day before Lisa's interview with the magazine.
Other garments from LilyRose Range featured at the Eco Boutique Pop Up Shop in Jackson Street, Petone before and after the eco fashion week and were very popular with mum's and dad's wanting something a little more unique for their children to wear.