After 30 years in the British fashion industry, Sue is delighted to be designing stylish clothing that reflects the practical needs of busy women who still want to feel sexy and confident. She is inspired by quality fabric, textures and shapes that will translate into effortlessly wearable pieces - “It is what I dream of when creating every range.”
Lemontree target market is 35 + women who appreciate wearable fashion that is affordable and high quality. She likes unexpected detail and pieces that naturally combine with her wardrobe. She appreciates fashion that is versatile and has tran-seasonal life.
Sue has clothing in her DNA as she is a 3rd generation fashion maker and designer. Her grandfather manufactured Kilts in Scotland and her father manufactured mens and ladies wear for: Daks Simpson - Piccadilly, Burton The Tailors, Aquascutum - Regent Street London.
She has continued the tradition by becoming a qualified fashion designer and garment constructor while living in the UK. Her exceptional skills have seen her design for many of the High Street Stores in London such as Laura Ashley, Marks and Spencer, Next and Ted Baker to name a few.
She has also lectured in fashion at Newcastle College passing on her manufacturing and selling knowledge to her fashion students. Giving them the business angle of the modern fashion industry with its tight deadlines and high customer expectations. She then went onto start her own Mens Shirt design in ’93 company called Kowalski Limited Edition supplying independent Mens Wear stores around the UK.
After the birth of her child, Sue then took up a commercial role at Dewhirts International clothing business as a buyer with a budget of over three $3m and with the responsibility of delivering high quality products at a cost effective price.
After 30 years in the fashion industry, she now is excited to have the opportunity to design stylish clothing that reflect the practical needs of real woman whilst still making them feel sexy and confident….. Lemon Tree Design was formed!
“My collection’s combine beautiful textures with the season’s key looks, translated into effortlessly, wearable and co ordinated pieces – everything our modern lives demand, everything I dreamed of creating. I believe shopping should be easy and enjoyable, so I put my heart and soul into these garments to build a brand that you will love wearing as much as I do”
We believe in supporting our communities and empowering women, as such our chosen charity organisations are:
This organisation provides clothing and accessories for women re-entering the workforce. Every year we donate a number of garments to their shop in Auckland.
We support our local surf club and are gold sponsors.
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Lemon Tree Design Limited is a fashion design company that sells to retailers on wholesale trade terms. We do not sell direct to consumers at this time, so any enquiry into our product should first be made to the store that your intend to buy from or have purchased from. Although we do not sell direct we completely support our products and retailers to ensure all Lemon Tree customers are delighted with our garments and the service they receive. In the event you are not satisfied with the response from any of our retailers please let us know how we can help. Feel free to Contact Us Here