Introducing our new authentic lifestyle brand, ZISE by BLOCH…
Born from dance, designed for life, ZISE is a truly authentic dance inspired lifestyle brand. We've reimagined the traditional dance esthetic within a premium, ultra-feminine lifestyle range. ZISE by BLOCH is as stylish as it is functional.
Each piece effortlessly embodies femininity, timeless elegance and technical expertise, taking you from the studio to the street in one stylish sweep. Curated with a dancer in mind, ZISE (pronounced zee-sah) is designed for those moments pre, during and post your favorite health, fitness or dance inspired activities, whatever they may be.
Crafted from high-performance fabrics inspired by trend-led ballet silhouettes, ZISE’s range of active and lifestyle staples are intended for the modern woman who is always on-the-go. The ZISE woman goes to her class in the same outfit she intends to leave in. As her day unfolds, her outfit needs to adapt accordingly, therefore each piece is based on layers she can effortlessly peel off or pile on, as and when needed.
The ZISE story
ZISE by BLOCH pays homage to Zise Sandler, a boot-maker’s daughter and the wife of BLOCH’s founder Jacob, who played a pivotal role of inspiration and support to the shoemaker, while he was establishing his bespoke pointe shoe craft during the 1900s. Both passionate about dance and music, the couple immersed themselves in local theatre and folk dancing.
In 1932, the ambitious young shoemaker opened his first workshop making exceptional ballet shoes in Sydney, Australia, and, with Zise (whose name means a good and sweet person) by his side, the bespoke business rapidly evolved to become one of the most trusted and prestigious in the dance industry — which it remains to this day.
The future of activewear
Catering to today’s style-conscious women, too busy to switch outfits between work and workout, the ZISE range is both versatile yet stylish enough for every lifestyle moment — whether you’re hopping between Pilates, brunch with friends, yoga, shopping, barre class or the commute home.
ZISE’s debut Autumn/Winter 2019 collection — aptly named Swan Lake — showcases satin-trimmed unitards, leggings and crop tops designed for dance, together with slouchy knitwear and cosy faux fur bomber jackets, all with lifestyle moments in mind. The feminine colour palette includes biscotti, soft pink and grey shades, offset with pops of sage and merlot.