Francis Leon is a high-contemporary brand defined by their combination of sharp construction, superior quality and effortless styling. With mechanically panelled leather jackets at the label’s core, each collection follows a nonchalant yet sophisticated signature, combining unlikely mixes of high quality leathers and fabrics, with a street influence.
A creative collaboration with a mischievous voice, Francis Leon was created by a group of Australians in 2010 with the aim of approaching design "with an intelligent foundation and tongue-in-cheek attitude" - a creative ethos that extends to their marketing and social media platforms, engaging followers and encouraging "citizens" to join the "Republic of Francis Leon" (R.O.F.L).
United by their love of futuristic sci-fi and gentlemanly cocktails, the group finds inspiration in the pages of old superhero comic books, the manifesto of the Italian Futurists, and in the systemic strength of urban landscapes and fast machines - ultimately taking form in dynamic panelling and functional detailing. Citing among their muses Rooney Mara, Freja Beha Erichsen, Mick Jagger and Charlotte Gainsbourg, the Francis Leon woman is effortless, favouring rolled-out-of-bed styling with a boyish nonchalance, and a tailored feminine appeal.
The leather jacket is Francis Leon’s obsessive focus: analysing every detail and how it can be improved, the quest for the perfect jacket is a constant challenge. The jackets are lined in breathable stretch sportsmesh; pocket positions, access, size and usability are meticulously designed. Panels are positioned with the body in mind; sleeves or shoulders are cut in stretch fabrics for comfort and ease of movement.
Maintaining the utmost quality throughout each stage of production, Francis Leon sources high-quality materials from around the world, from supple Italian leathers to unusual wool knits from Europe, soft Japanese cottons, and sleek performance fabrics such as neoprene and sportsmesh, ensuring each piece not only looks but feels exceptional.
Since its inception, Francis Leon has progressed into a global brand. Recently establishing their HQ in London the label is now stocked in leading department stores and high-end boutiques throughout Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States.
UK: Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RJ, 020 7235 5000, harveynichols.com UK: Liberty, Great Marlborough St, London W1B 5AH, 020 7734 1234 liberty.co.uk UK: Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL, 020 7730 1234 harrods.com UK: Matches, 85 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, W11 2AG +44(0)20 7221 2334, matchesfashion.com UK: Celestine 11, 4 Holywell Lane, EC2A 3ET, London, celestineeleven.com UK: My Wardrobe online: my-wardrobe.com UK: Rtister online: rtister.com GERMANY: Emeza online: emeza.de SWITZERLAND: No. 2, Brotgasse 3, 8008 Zurich, 043 343 91 40, numbertwo.ch RUSSIA: TSUM, Petrovka St, Moscow tsum.ru RUSSIA: DLT, 21-23 Bolshaya Konyushennaya St, St. Petersburg dlt.ru RUSSIA: Sign & Hold UKRAINE: Helen Marlen, str. Bitter, 48, Kiev, 03150, EDRPOU 30021171, +38-044-4903902, helen-marlen.com TURKEY: Harvey Nichols, Avm Büyükdere Cad., Levent, 80804 Istanbul, Turkey, 0212 319 1100, harveynichols.com
USA: Barneys NYC, multiple locations (212) 826-8900 barneys.com USA: Barneys Co-Op, multiple locations, Barneys.com/CO-OP USA: Dagny & Barstow, 264 Bowery, NYC (212) 675-2346 dagnyandbarstow.com USA: Oak, 55 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn 11222, NYC (718) 782-0521 oaknyc.com USA: Oak, 28 Bond street NYC, 10012 USA: Distractions, 465 E Hopkins Ave Aspen, CO 81611, (970) 544-9946, distractionsaspen.com USA: Valley, 393 Greenwich street, NYC, 10013 USA: Mirador,176 Macdougal Street, NYC, 10011 USA: Revolve online: revolveclothing.com USA: Shopbop online: shopbop.com CANADA: Secret Location, 1 Water St, Vancouver V6B 2H9 604.685.0021 secretlocation.ca CANADA: Holt Renfrew, multiple locations, holtrenfrew.com CANADA: Rebecca Bree, 3680 West 4th Ave, Vancouver, CA V6R 1P1, rebeccabree.com
JAPAN: Babylone, Adebono-cho 2-1-1, Tachikawa, Tokyo 042-522-0080 JAPAN: Barneys New York Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 3-18-5 barneys.co.jp SOUTH KOREA: Boon The Shop, 82-3 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 02 542 8006 boontheshop.co.kr SOUTH KOREA: Koon, 90-1 Cheongdam-dong, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul 02 548 4504 SOUTH KOREA: Space Mue, 93-6 Chungdam-Dlong, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul 135-100, spacemue.com HONG KONG: Harvey Nichols, The Landmark, 15 Queens Rd Central, Hong Kong +852 3695 3389 HONG KONG: Edit, 67 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong, facebook.com/EDIT67 HONG KONG: Russell street, No 10C, Aberdeen Street, Central, +852 2815 3839 HONG KONG: Initial, initialfashion.com UAE: Mahani, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, The Boulevard, Dubai UAE: Bullets & Butterflies, 1111 Churchill Execu?ve Towers, Business Bay, Dubai KUWAIT: 4 Kuwait, Block 1, Street 6, Polt 21, Shuwaikh, Kuwait
TAS: The Dispensary, Shop 6 Bidencopes Lane, 86 Murray St, Hobart 7000, (03) 6223 1963 NSW: Babylon, 52 Owen St, Huskisson NSW 2540, 02 4421 8997 WA: Elle Boutique, 56 Weld St Nedlands WA 6009, +61 8 9386 6868, elleonline.com.au VIC: Salt, 87 Church Street, Brighton, Melbourne, +61 3 9593 2815, saltclothing.wordpress.com QLD: Eocene: eocene.com.au