LZL is an Australian conceptual accessories brand that issues coveted fashion objects each season. While each collection follows the fashion seasons, the bags and leather goods are meant to be worn and enjoyed year round. The aesthetic is heavily influenced by fine arts, minimalism and androgyny – the defining hallmarks of its founder and creative director Larissa (Larry) Zadia Leong. TheLZL woman is a forward thinker, lover of design and a leader, not a follower of trends.
Name : Larry Leong
Birthplace : Melbourne, Australia
Residence : Melbourne, Bali, NYC
Métier : Founder of LZL and Creative Director
Sources of inspiration : I’m quite inspired by my friends and their achievements, its always interesting to see their creative processes and the fruition of their concepts.
Sources of motivation : My motivation is triggered by traveling and my environment. Seeing what other people are doing around the world makes me want to be stronger. I’m constantly learning everyday but being in a foreign place really motivates me to be creating constantly.
What makes you happy : Walking my dog on the beach every morning. It gives me time to wake up with a clear mind
Favorite reads : Right now I’m reading Letters to Yves by Pierre Bergé . I love a good biography.
Favorite tunes : I like all kinds of music, but right now I’ve been listening this band called Part Time and a band from LA – French Vanilla
Favorite foods : Chips, fries, any form of potatoes hahaha
Beauty tips : I’m pretty clueless when it comes to makeup/beauty regime… but always moisturize, and drink lots of water
Favorite ways to unwind : A swim in the ocean always resets
What gets you in a working flow : A clean desk space, double espresso, palo santo sticks
What are you working on now : Right now I’m planning my next collection and the travels around it. I’ve also been renovating, interior designing, and furniture designing for a Villa in Bali.
Favorite motto / quote : ‘Be a flamingo amongst a flock of pigeons’ – this is a joke between my best friend and I – but I also stand by it
What is radical and/or cutting edge? @dogs_infood hahah 🙂
Collection 004 (FW18)
Collection 004 launching now features luxurious accessories in LZL’s signature, geometric silhouettes with a new, sleek patent leather finish. Founder Larry Leong’s new collection blends avant garde pop culture with chic, high style. Referencing Blade Runner, Hong Kong, Helmut Newton, neo-noir film, Thierry Mugler and post punk music as inspirations, Collection 004 delivers unforgettable statement pieces. The unique bag shapes in pyramid, rectangle and semi-circle juxtapose timeless style with apocalyptic futurism. They are featured in red, bright white, black and a muted lavender. The collection is handcrafted in Italy from patent leather with a contrast red calf leather lining and features silver hardware, making it a sexy and smart accessory.
COLLECTION 004 TEAM CREDITS / CREATIVE DIRECTOR LARRY LEONG @larryleong. ART DIRECTION BY LIZZIE NANUT @_nanut. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ZAC STONE @zacstonephoto. STYLIST & PRODUCTION BY REBECCA U @bec_u. VIDEO BY FREDDIE MAC @kannjikilledswag. HAIR BY RYOJI IMAIZUMI @ryojiimaizumi (Signo inc.) MAKE UP ARTIST CHIFUMI NAMBASHI @chifumi325 (Signo inc.) MODEL NANA TAKAGI @wolfnana (Friday Farm) ROPE ARTIST LEIGH LEH LEE @lehysl HAIR ASSISTANT HIKARU UNO @unohikaru MAKE UP ASSISTANT EMILY MCKAY @emilygmckaymua
SPECIAL THANKS GROWING PAINS @growingpains_tokyo, HYDRA SARTORIAL LATEX @agf_hydra, ÉPIDÉMIE @epdm___ , PALA @palajewelry, SATOKO OZAWA @satokoozawa, XANADU @xanadutokyo, M.Y.O.B @myobofficial
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LZL COLLECTION 003 ///
Creative Direction – Larry Leong
Art Direction – Lizzie Nanut
Photographer – Zac Stone @ Industry Management
Stylist – Kate Carnegie @ Industry Management Hair & MUA – Kento Ustubo
Model – Sarah Abney @ Muse
LZL is available at select retailers around the globe and via website. www.lzl.com.au.