Lotta Stensson has fashion design in her blood. While other kids were
outside playing, Lotta was inside sewing and draping alongside her mother,
a successful Swedish fashion designer. Later she continued learning her
craft working in her grandmother's design studio in NYC. Her grandmother,
Katja of Sweden, was Sweden's most prestigious designer ever. A degree
in fashion design at the famed Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC
completed Lotta's education and after working as an assistant to various
big designers, Lotta set off to make her own mark on the fashion industry.
Lotta has come a long way since the early days, when at the age of 26
she created her first line from two sewing machines out of her tiny NYC
apartment. She joined one of New York's most prestigious showroom who
sold her collection to Barney's, Intermix and other top shops world wide.
After 3 years in business fashion editors from top magazines including
Vogue, Elle and WWD voted Lotta Moet & Chandon's Upcoming designer
for Fall 2000 at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in NYC.
In 2000 Lotta realized her dream of living in a sunny climate, when
she moved her company from NYC to Los Angeles. In LA she concentrated
on growing her brand, opening a flagship boutique and serving her large
celebrity clientele, including Charlize Theron, Madonna, Beyonce, Jessica
Simpson and many others. After 9 successful years in retail on Melrose
Ave, Lotta decided to move her flagship store in 2009 to West Third Street
in Hollywood, one of LA's hottest new shopping districts, and continuing
to also be sold at top stores around the world.
Since the very beginning Lotta has always been inspired by fabrics,
colors and embroideries of far away lands. She values the artistry found in the "hand-work" of communities
abroad and through her extensive travel and exploring the globe Lotta
creates her own hand embroidered fabrics, tie dye's and batik's and is
also know for her beautiful hand drawn prints. She creates designs silhouettes
that are sexy, feminine and easy to wear. The look combines the color
and comfort of a bohemian style, with sensual feminine touches and glamour
found in evening wear, always with a very unique Lotta-Look to it. She
is known for being a forward thinking designer, the hippie chic clothes
she started creating years ago sparked a worldwide trend after she collaborated
with Madonna on creating her Indian look. Today The Lotta Stensson Collection
is a Lifestyle Brand, which focuses on amazing Travel & Lounge Wear
along with statement pieces for a night out on the town or while vacationing
on a tropical Island.