The first thing which came in my mind when I saw this collection on Trendland was Mary Katrantzou’s changing of the color print for s/s 2012. A coincidence also that the first name of the designer is also Greek (Xenia).
Xenia Laffely is from Switzerland and a new graduate in Fashion Design Collection with menswear from HEAD Genève. Her graduate collection is wonderful but the thing I can’t get enough from, is the way she layouted her lookbook images.
A girl which creates men fashion, strong colored and bold printed combined with unique cuts…and an amazing talent in creating a piece of art on paper. You don’t have to be only a designer these days, you need to be a creator in any kind of “materia” to be recognized as a new talent in fashion, as Xenia Laffely.
“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 or- thodox 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. My own icon.”
images via Trendland