Lisa Konno (1992) is a fashion designer based in Amsterdam. Always searching for innovative ways to handle designshe aims to walk a different path in fashion and work on projects that challenge the current fashion system. Her work is always a balance of activism and aesthetics and often contains many colours and prints. Lisa never wants to lose the optimistic, fun and ever changing look that fashion can bring but shake off the unethical ways of the industry. The main purpose of her work is to use fashion to tell socially relevant stories.
In 2014, Lisa graduated at the Fashion Design department of Artez in Arnhem. Since then she presented several collections and collaborations at Amsterdam Fashion Week, Dutch Design Week, Tokyo Design Week, Stedelijk Museum and FOAM. Her latest collection NOBUis inspired by her Japanese father: Nobuaki Konno. The collection reflects on both his Dutch and Japanese identity, caricaturizes cultural misunderstandings, the hype about Japan and at the same time draws an intimate portrait of her father as an immigrant. With NOBULisa recently won a Dutch Design Award.