Ben de Lisi

Fashion and Interior Designer

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Born with an innate sense of style, Ben de Lisi has made his mark on the world of fashion and interiors. Ben's distinctive look is sexy, vibrant and modern as he focuses on using beautiful fabrics to create innovative designs. He had always shown an artistic flair from a young age and after spending his childhood growing up on Long Island, Ben went on to study Sculpture and Painting at the Pratt Institute of Art. Soon after this, he began working in the fashion industry painting fabric by the metre for a young unknown designer and later began creating clothes in the very fabric that he had painted previously. 

In 1979, Ben launched his first menswear collaboration in New York that consisted of a capsule collection compromising of knits, jackets, trousers and shirts that was sold in iconic stores such as Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's and Macy's.  A few years later, in 1982, Ben moved to London to pursue his dream of becoming a fashion designer and it was here that he produced his first capsule collection. He developed a signature style epitomised by modern elegance, with his beautiful long dresses becoming his trademark.

In 1992 Ben joined Debenhams with his hugely successful BDL by Ben de Lisi collection which has become one of the largest selling ranges within the womenswear ‘Designers at Debenhams’ portfolio.

Over the years Ben has received a host of accolades for his work including winning the highly coveted British Glamour Designer of the Year award twice in a row (1994 and 1995), 1995 also being the year he began showcasing his collections at London Fashion Week. Further down the line in 2007 Ben was awarded an honorary doctorate for his contribution to fashion by the University of Northamptonshire, before receiving a second honorary doctorate by the Robert Young University of Aberdeen.


Categories open for license

  • Brand collaborations
  • Retail partnerships
  • Licensing and brand extension opportunities
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