I was jumping for joy when the name Lea Lazaric came across my desk. Looking at Lea’s debut collection is the equivalent of reading her biography, you can really see and feel the many nations of her upbringing vying for attention. I love the fact the the collection is so varied in fabric and choices of embellishment however is also very cohesive is it’s design. Lea has priced her collection perceptibly well, offering real value for money, which in the kaftan market is proving very difficult to come by.
Lea Lazaric has always been fascinated by fashion and has found inspiration from women around the world that she has met on her travels. A native Croatian, Lea has spent much of her early years in Iran, and has since built a home in London. Her family has lived in Brazil and India for many years and Lea can often be found soaking up the last rays of sun on a Rio beach, or immersing herself in the vibrant markets of the subcontinent that continue to offer the eclectic mix of old and new, tradition and style.
In her debut collection, Lea’s creations seek to capture the wonder of travel, drawing on the fabrics, colors and accessories from around the globe. Fine silks, unique embroidery and dramatic hues – all form the basis of style behind each product. She looks to enhance a woman’s beauty with simple designs and garments that have a strong sense of flow and movement. Reflecting the lifestyle of some of her favorite places that allow the traveller to step off the beach and into a vibrant space such as Rio de Janeiro, Sydney, Cape Town, Beirut, Ibiza or Hvar, Lea’s fashion debut falls naturally to a sumptuous collection of Kaftans.
The energy she brings to her designs come from her life. Lea still works in the finance industry, dividing her time between NY, Asia, Eastern and Western Europe. She also often heads to old favourites such as visiting her early childhood in the Middle East, dipping into the Adriatic Sea off her native Croatian coast and exploring new ground in Africa and Australia. Lea captures this variety of culture and charm in pursuing her dream of building designs that infuse her love of life and fun as well as tradition and elegance.
To see the entire collection www.lealazaric.com