Lela Jacobs is a hands-on designer based in Aotearoa New Zealand, committed to long-form local manufacturing and considered environmental decision making. Working with principles of zero waste pattern-making, Jacob’s places emphasis on the integrity and prior crafting of fabrics, treating garment design as a means to honour the meaningful labour, ecological impact and histories of fine textiles. Each collection is minimal and understated with an emphasis on strong design, innovation and androgynous appeal. A monochromatic colour palette of predominantly blacks, grays, whites, neutrals and specially commissioned prints, accentuate the conceptual silhouettes and strong lines of a Lela Jacobs collection.

‘The Keep’ is Lela Jacobs’ Auckland-based flagship store located on Karangahape Road.

Lela Jacobs and The Keep value high quality fabrics, locally well-made garments, accessories and unique explorative thinking. The designs intend to be versatile and highly wearable, executed through challenging technical pattern-making and experimental silhouettes. Inspirational influences include a multitude of cross cultural references and collaborations with local and international artists working in a range of media.

Lela Jacobs supports One Tree Planted an organisation dedicated to worldwide reforestation. One tree is planted for every Lela Jacobs garment made.


To find out more about the Lela Jacobs label please visit our facebook and instagram pages.

For a list of our local or international stockists please email to enquire.

General info@lelajacobs.co.nz
Sales sales@lelajacobs.co.nz
Press press@lelajacobs.co.nz