60 seconds with...Lisa McNair

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Lisa McNair, Senior Footwear Designer and Consultant/ Owner, Lam of London

Whilst doing work experience at Vivienne Westwood Accesories dept at their HQ, realising it was footwear and accessories that excited her, not clothing

Education
BA(Hons) Fashion Degree from Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication

Btec Art and Design KIAD

A-Levels: Art/ Art History

GCSEs: Maths, English, Sciences, History, German, French and Art

Achievements
Getting my first job in footwear and learning fast!

Making the move into product development/ range building and discovering the thrill of seeing your designs become product that retails.

Designing, manufacturing and selling my childrenswear range to Harrods.

Getting the work/ life balance by going freelance and being a working Mum.

Currently working on
Starting and running my own successful freelance footwear design and consultancy company.

Specialising in what I'm passionate about, UK/EU produced footwear with a low carbon footprint and working closely with new brands helping them realise their goal. From trend/market research, to design, to sourcing a factory and product development.


Goals
To promote UK/EU footwear production.

To help more brands be as successful as they can be.

To be able to employ someone as I am so busy!

To learn to play the piano.