Lily Samii studied French dressmaking abroad, before completing a degree in fine arts at UCLA. In Los Angeles, she worked part time at the famed Costume Department of Paramount Pictures and apprenticed with Oscar winning designer Edith Head. She later worked with noted couturier James Galanos.
After finishing her formal education, Ms. Samii moved to Northern California where she opened her own boutique of high end ready-to-wear fashion which carried her own designs as well as those of Bill Blass, Escada, Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent and more. For decades this was one of the most successful women’s wear retail businesses in Northern California. Within no time Samii’s own designs outsold those of any other line she carried. This led Samii back to her first love of design and the Lily Samii label was launched.
Today, Lily Samii has a showroom located on Union Square, in the heart of San Francisco where one can order anything from high end classic suits and daywear to exquisite evening wear made to measure. Her collection is also carried at Saks Fifth Avenue.
With her in-depth knowledge of couture-level design, her creations display impeccable craftsmanship rarely seen today. Lily Samii embraces modern technology, while carefully maintaining the highest levels of line, color composition, comfort and versatility. Lily Samii designs are easily recognized by their classic European style, superb fit, extraordinary fabrics and the ease in which separates interchange.
“My goal is to design and perfect the most beautiful designs that are classic, flattering, and comfortable,” said Lily Samii. “Today’s women lead busy lives. I design fashions that are timeless, with elegant silhouettes in ultra-luxe fabrics. They are glamorous, yet carefree.”
With the Lily Samii Collection, expect the finest quality with a playful dash of modernity.