25 YEAR RETROSPECTIVE
Fur: the fabric of the future. The Lishman collection
was appreciated for its unique quality garments and
accessories. In particular, the company was attracting
a lot of interest and sales in the American and Japanese
The company continued to grow, and Paula hired several
designers to work with her to continue to define a new
fashion category in a very old industry. New colours
and knitting techniques were introduced in every year
between 1995 and 1999, including corduroys, wave stitches,
and methods to incorporate pelting, piping leather,
and fur mosaics.
1 - Jockey Jacket - This dramatic advertisement
was featured in a Vogue magazine
in 1996, in partnership with the Fur Council of Canada.
2 - Wrap Jacket - Our best selling wrap
jacket of all time. This example was trimmed in chevron
3 - Lishman Rocker - Wishing to revive
hand knit fur, Paula went north to Fort Providence,
Northwest Territories, and established Dene Fur Clouds.
This men’s rabbit pullover was hand knit re-make
of a classic style.
4 - Mosaic Pelting - Paula created sheared beaver mosaic
using pelted trim as shown on this long blouson, featured in
a Vogue ad.
5 - A Montreal runway show. This versatile
crochet ring shawl has become a staple of the Lishman
collection, worked in a wide array of colours.
6 - Biker Jacket - This timeless
short jacket appeals to the wearer's sense of fun.