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Occupation: Handbag designer and artist
Studio location: Melbourne
Describe what you make: I create wearable design objects inspired by art and creativity. My line, LZL, focuses on handbags—geometric leather pieces with custom metal hardware in bold, vivid colors. They’re contemporary classics that defy convention, and are crafted as subtle statement pieces for the modern wearer. In the future, I hope to expand into other fashion and design categories.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: The Pyramid bag! This particular piece has set me apart from everyone else within the accessories industry. But each of our bags are equally important. They’re the foundation of the overall creative direction of my brand, and support the visual story I want to tell.
The problem your work solves: People’s lives are filled with constant chaos. I design pieces that are uncomplicated and minimal. I like to think my designs bring out unique shapes in distinct colorways. They are meant to be enduring staples that are not driven by trends, but inform them through a unique point of view.
What you are working on now: Right now I’m wrapping up designs for next season. I’m excited to introduce bag straps with a dual purpose: made from a variety of metal chains, they can be worn as a shoulder strap on a bag or on their own as a piece of jewelry.