Founded in 2005, Deadly Ponies is a New Zealand based, internationally renowned, leather accessories brand that challenges traditional notions of design. It is a brand synonymous with artisanal quality, sumptuous materials and a unique design aesthetic that is forever pushing creative boundaries.
A commitment to beautifully soft, ethically sourced leathers is crucial to the Deadly Ponies success story – one that sees the brand in the arms of a long list of notable fans.
Deadly Ponies is the brainchild of New Zealand designer Liam Bowden, and a celebrated collaboration between himself and husband Steven Boyd.
Liam began making one-off leather pieces and jewellery in his garage. Self-taught in pattern construction, sewing and finishing, his skills have grown organically, creating a product that harmoniously blurs the lines between high fashion, form and function.
The unique moniker is borne from this story. Liam's self-taught construction techniques reflected the grunge aesthetic at the root of the brand and the name stuck. Today, it remains a fitting tribute to a brand that is as fierce as it is graceful.