We are a Mexican brand that does not believe in borders.
Our mission is to share the beauty of Mexican culture with the world by working with local artisans in unique pieces of wearable art. By combining traditional artistry and techniques with avant-garde designs and materials we want to create unique pieces of clothing people can fall in love with.
The artisans we work with are the soul of LAZAV and we always respect their work and techniques. That is why our pieces are not perfect but they are unique and we love that our customer are able to feel that when wearing them.
C O L L A B O R A T I O N S
We believe in art. We love working with urban/street artists from around the world to create unique collections of garments and accessories!
H U A R A C H E S
This style of huaraches was originated in a small town in Mexico called Huetamo were a 40°C / 108°F temperature is an everyday thing. Understandably, people wanted to stay fresh and comfortable and these huaraches were the norm!
They have been worn by families for generations. So much that they are truly part of a cultural heritage for us. We love and respect their design so much that we want to share them with the world.
Meet P R I M I T I V O S A N C H E Z founder of the atelier where our huaraches are made. "I was 14 years old when I started making huaraches we made huaraches of four red straps, huaraches with staples, in 1959 I moved to Apatzingán, there I started making the huarachon another style of huaraches. At that time the leather we used was called red skin leather, we made huaraches with six straps two in the upper part and two more straps in this part, we called that style beach huarache. Then I return to Huetamo because of family problems, I stayed here and I continued working in workshops making huaraches. In 1971 I went to the United States and one of my sons that stayed here, started making huaraches with the material that I left. When I returned, I continued making huaraches, I made a huarache with rivets, it was for women. After that I started with my own workshop having up to 10 workers including my sons, I have seven and they all know how to make huaraches, today some of them are professors, each one has their own life now, they live in different states here in Mexico. About a year ago in May, my son ,father of this boy celebrate a year with this workshop, I no longer work but when my grandson tells me "Grandpa help me with this" I help. Now only my son and my grandson work, I do not help them anymore like i used to because I got sick and I can't walk much because I fell. Today they are the ones in charge of this workshop.
C O N T A C T