Inside Laurence Leenaert’s Chic Marrakesh Studio
The Belgium-born textile artist is inspired by the customs and rituals of her adopted home
Bold, graphic prints are one of the hallmarks of Laurence Leenaert’s superchic accessories and textiles brand LRNCE. Launched in Belgium with just a line of artisanal handbags, the four-year-old label has grown into a bohemian lifestyle brand coveted by the fashion and design set (Garance Doré is a known fan) for its blend of old-world craftsmanship and contemporary flare. The range includes embroidered rugs and wall-hangings; ceramics splashed with minimal, geometric paintings that nod to Joan Miró; and a sprinkling of ready-to-wear pieces such as kimonos, bags, and sandals. The brand as a whole is the result of a spiritual awakening of sorts—one that came by way of the Sahara Desert.