Born in Manchester Jamaica, Lois Samuels spent most of her childhood on a farm in the cool mountains of St. Pauls, as well as in the bustling Santa Cruz Valley. Whilst attending Hampton High School for girls in Malvern, she was discovered by a fashion scout and introduced to the international world of fashion. She has worked in the major fashion capitals of the world, Paris, London and New York, for designers such as Issey Miyake, Dior, Lacroix and Ralph Lauren. She has been on the covers of fashion magazines such as Vogue and Essence, and was photographed for high profile campaigns, examples of which include, Calvin Klein (CK1), Club Monaco, Banana Republic and Neiman Marcus with photographers as Steven Meisel and Ellen von Unworth.
She began the Vessel. by lois is 2009. Her collections present a clean, simple slate of tailored and comfortable basics which she believes are the foundations of fashion. Drawing inspiration from traditional tailoring as well as the uniform, she has created a blend of style with streamlined comfort and ease. Her work has been featured in publications as Vogue, The New York Times, L’Officiel and WWD. Lois also presents a line of eco-friendly soy candles in charming scents for her HOME line.