Determined to bring a new, refined modernity to resortwear former fashion PR Lisa Ispani and costume designer / stylist Zoe Holborough, launched Tallulah & Hope in May 2010. Their refusal to bow to holiday wardrobe cliches inspired them to design a collection of versatile pieces with feminine fluid silhouettes in unique, bespoke prints and embroidery designs. The timeless bird motif representing freedom, features as a signature thread through each season’s print story. The label celebrates women at their most joyful, carefree and free-spirited; each piece designed to deliver effortlessly style and insouciant glamour whether you’re spending time in sun-soaked climes or the city.
ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
Lisa Ispani and Zoe Stevenson met 10 years ago, when they were introduced by Lisa's husband, entrepreneur Patrick Clayton-Malone. At that time Lisa (who had trained in law but abandoned it for the infinitely more alluring world of fashion) was a PR, and Zoe (who studied fine art at Chelsea Art College and St Martins) was a stylist and costume designer. They became instant friends, but continued to work independently on various projects. Lisa worked for years with Versace among other luxe clients and also helped launch new designers and brands. In 2006, she become freelance and worked with her husband’s award-winning restaurant group (now Spiritland) and launched his product design studio.
Zoe began her career working with Parisienne hipster and super-stylist Camille Bidault-Waddington. She went onto style several seasons for award-winning British designer Russell Sage and after meeting Kelly Osbourne became personal stylist for the Osbourne family. Accepting an offer to work on the iconic Absolutely Fabulous TV show saw a shift from stylist to costume designer and Zoe went on to build an impressive list of commercial clients including Audi, Kellogs and X Box. Zoe continues to design for prestigious international events including MTV European Music Awards, Laureaus World Sports Awards and was the head designer and stylist for the 2012 Olympics.