Textiles, garment design and sewing have been a part of my life for over 45 years. Following a move to the West Coast, I earned a degree in Fashion Design from "FIDM", The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
This led me on many Design and Garment Industry adventures. Beginning as an Assistant Designer at a very fast-paced Junior Top manufacturer in Los Angeles, to a Production Manager for a high profile Junior Dress manufacturer in San Francisco.
Eventually in the mid-eighties, I started "Lisa Smith Designs" in San Francisco, selling mainly to small boutiques in the SF Bay Area and New York City.
An invitation to join the Board of Directors of the "San Francisco Design Network", enabled me to work with two dozen local designers in an effort to promote "Indie Design" in the Bay Area.
A move back to the East Coast led me to open BlueSmith Studio in 2014, and in November 2018 BlueSmith opened a retail store in Sheffield Massachusetts. You'll find me there Thursday thru Monday from 11am to 5pm. (closed Tuesday and Wednesday).
BlueSmith Retail is located on Route 7 at 755 North Main Street, just a few minutes south of Guido's in Great Barrington, next to Susan Silver Antiques.
A little background on Lisa Smith, designer and 0wner of BlueSmith Studio
Custom Designed Hand Made Clothing for Women