Featured Artist - Mish Vizesi

 I'm Mish, Designer and Owner of Lovely People Studio.

I've been in love with fashion for as long as I can remember. Coming from a family of crafters and sewers, I learned how to make my own clothes at a young age (and a lot of fancy dress). I flew to Paris when I was 16 to study fashion where I was lucky enough to be a part of Paris fashion week, and learn valuable skills from some wonderful couturiers. After returning to Australia to finish high school, I then completed a Cert III in Fashion Design at East Sydney TAFE (now Ultimo TAFE) and went on to do a BA Hons in Fashion and Textile Design at the University of Technology, Sydney.

In the years that followed, I have worked in the pattern room and production, graphic, textile and fashion design, all the way to creative direction and everything in-between. I have also seen the industry radically change in this time. From a once thriving local production scene, to the offshore manufacturing boom, and the unfortunate rise of fast fashion, I am now SO thrilled to see the focus turn to sustainable and ethical business, and a gentle return to local production.

Textiles will always be my first love, and I have been a keen collector of antique and vintage textiles since I was a teenager- my first business was an online vintage clothing shop. I’m inspired by vintage and antique clothing and homewares of all eras, it influences the kind of prints that I design now. I absolutely love flowers and birds, so those are often a focus for my prints, and living in Budgewoi on the Central Coast, I find a lot of inspiration in the beautiful surroundings here too.

Mish Vizesi lovely people studio

Lovely People Studio- Design Studio for Ethical Fashion Brands