We’ve been creating dresses and jumpsuits for women of all shapes and sizes since the year 2000. During those 20 years we attempted to find the perfect collaborator: someone who’s genuine, who is honest with their audience and who saw the quality and difference a brand like Connected Apparel would make in women’s lives.
Lawrence Zarian (LZ) is a career lifestyle and fashion expert. He’s guest appeared on shows like “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” hosted California’s KTLA “Oscars Red Carpet” show and for the past five years has been the Fashion Expert on Hallmark’s “Home & Family.” But it wasn’t just LZ’s warm and charismatic style expertise that made him our ideal collaborator.
If you’ve watched an LZ segment, you may have heard his trademark, “women of all ages, shapes and glorious sizes.” LZ has built his career on this steadfast belief that women (of all ages, shapes and sizes) deserve to look and FEEL beautiful. His book “Lawrence Zarian’s 10 Commandments for a Perfect Wardrobe” is a fashion and style “Chicken Soup for the Soul” where you’ll learn how to embrace self-love and build a stylish and affordable, body-positive wardrobe. For his entire career, LZ dreamt of creating a clothing line that fulfilled his mission. So when chance led us to meet LZ, it was kismet.
Our Connected Apparel team, together with Lawrence Zarian, designed a limited edition collaborative collection we’ve called CAxLZ. This first launch of CAxLZ separates marks the beginning of a new type of women’s fashion, where women everywhere are at the center.