Alexandra and Olivia grew up in Paris in the Batignolles district. A dad with a So British and yet American look, born in Philadelphia, left at the age of 7 on the Queen Mary to be raised in England. It was in London that he met their mother: a Parisian on vacation. Alexandra , Olivia and their little sister Victoria return to the United States every summer to their family home in Massachusetts, on the beach of Cape Cod . It's a postcard from their childhood, looking like an Edward Hopper painting.

The girls grew up, Alexandra left Paris at 16 to take her baccalaureate at the French Lycée in New York . Studies in anthropology and art history , then returned to Paris to work in advertising and photo journalism . On vacation in Palma de Mallorca , Alexandra fell in love with a Spaniard without hesitation, she settled there. But our adopted " Frenchie ", a hyperactive little one, a fan of fashion , shopping and decoration , returns to Brittany every summer to the Emerald Coast , to Saint Lunaire , with her... 6 children .

For her part, Olivia , a business school graduate, began her career in New York at Bloomingdale's then returned to France to work for nearly 15 years for major brands and other brands – always in textiles – as a chef. product manager, purchasing manager, group leader, collection director... As keen on travel as her sister, Olivia becomes a mother in her turn, while thriving in the world of stylists and buyers.

Lison Paris: a growing swimwear brand

In 2015, Alex was disappointed not to find any “really cute and high-end” swimsuits for his daughters. She suggests to Olivia to create a brand , their brand, the idea begins to germinate. Alexandra imagines her first pieces: she draws, designs and has panties and headbands made “swimsuits like when we were little”. Olivia gives him some business advice.

Then everything happens very quickly...

Tee-shirt anti UV fille, UPF 50+, aqua - Lison Paris

Success in Saint-Tropez

The sisters launched the first Lison Paris collection and decided to present it at Club 55 in Saint Tropez , sending India – daughter of Alexandra – to act as the model. Club 55 is seduced by their approach and it is a success for the brand: all Lison Paris swimsuit pieces sell very quickly. Even Beyoncé falls for it and buys some for her daughter.

Noted debut at the Playtime show

A first Playtime show for Lison Paris , Smallable and Melijoe are falling for the collection. Everything is accelerating: press coverage, then Le Bon Marché , the United States and great international growth begins.

Expansion with a wider range

2018, the range is expanding: swimsuits for girls but also teenagers and boys.

Opening of a store and new women’s collection

Launch of a collection of women's swimwear and opening of the first Lison Paris boutique in the heart of the City of Lights, 19 rue Molière in the 1st arrondissement ( Palais Royal ).

Cartes cadeaux Lison Paris - Lison Paris

Lison Paris conquers luxury destinations

Lison Paris flies to distant and exclusive destinations . Our collections are installed in the most beautiful hotels, Six Senses , Cheval Blanc , Groupe Sibuet , Groupe Paris Society , Club Med , Viceroy Hotels and Resorts , and many more.

Lison Paris reinvents itself with each collection

Materials are evolving, European fabrics that are ever more eco-responsible but also innovative , prints inspired by the Indian block print tradition, graphics and colors revisited by our designers, clean lines , very couture finishes , handmade , expert mix of comfort , pep and elegance , a palette of iconic, irresistible and luminous colors , creations to lose your mind, breathtaking ruffles ... always with – in a gentle link – the same requirement : a passion for the exceptional .

Know-how and family business

Alex admits “having learned a lot from Olivia : discipline, love of detail”, Olivia is delighted with “this grain of madness found in the work”. Both admit to feeling a gentle thrill when they see their swimsuits worn . Together Alexandra & Olivia always look further, always more beautiful, united by this slightly crazy commitment . Two sisters who “ became telepathic at work ”, sparkling and inspiring , each in their own way.