Dörte de Jesus
Telling a more joyful fashion story
Founder and Editorial Director of The Lissome Magazine
“What you find in traditional fashion media didn’t seem relevant to me anymore because we no longer have time for superficial things. We’re living in essential times, in times of massive change – times when we have to ask ourselves ‘what kind of world do we want to create?’”
Dörte de Jesus left the glossy world of traditional fashion media at ELLE magazine in 2015, and set out to create a platform with a holistic outlook on sustainability in the fashion industry that places human and planetary well-being first. Whilst typical fashion magazines act as a catalyst for driving more materialistic desires, The Lissome aims to create a bond between people, craftsmanship and the gifts of nature, and uses fashion as a means for telling progressive and thought-provoking stories in a gentle, joyful and inclusive way.
The Lissome was nominated for the German Federal Ecodesign Award in 2020.