Xénia Laffely, a recent graduate, just unveiled her highly colorful and charmingly conceptual 2012 men’s collection titled “Bearded Faces”. Laffely meld the world of illustration and fashion, giving way to an innovation experience that only enhances the presence of the line. See more → here! ←
“Bearded faces. The father in classic suits and the religious man in ceremonial dress. They have haunted me through the process of this collection. I borrowed some attributes of each one, to build on their ashes a third figure ; my own icon, the unworthy son, rebellious, flamboyant. The witness of my emancipation.
I designed him a new skin, the beards have become prints, interspersed with embroidery of orthodox cassocks and woolen masculine suits. Then cut along the lines of classical suits. And I colored the scarves, leggings and jackets with Stabilo, to bring him to life. A graphic and sentimental character, wacky and unpredictable appeared.”