Hailing from Australia, Lisa 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."
Meeting by chance through a local artist, Lisa and Lea saw a shared vision for ethical, innovative, and intelligent design; resulting in their inspired collections for LISA TARANTO 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 collections 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.