DALLAS, Mar 18, 2009 / FW/ — Her name is familiar, we wear her creations everywhere; after 10 years as Creative Director for Donald J Pliner, Lisa is branching out on her own, launching her eponymous label for Fall 2009.
Expect all the features and benefits of the Donald J Pliner comfort shoe to come with a sexy new vibe. Made in Italy, the shoes use haircalf, lizard, suede and nappa leather in fresh innovative combinations.
It feels odd introducing Lisa F Pliner. It seems that we’ve known Lisa forever beginning in 1988 when she joined Versace and worked for Gianni Versace himself. It was while working at Versace that she met her future husband, shoe designer Donald J Pliner. Lisa began assisting Donald creatively as well as serving as his muse.
Born in Miami and raised in Houston, Lisa F. Pliner nee Barbernell studied at the University of Texas, then transferred to St. Edwards University to study Fine Arts and Theater, then moved to Paris, France upon acceptance at Parsons School of Design.
Photos courtesy of Lisa F Pliner