LaFACADE captures the essence of who we are; simple components that build up people’s identity and make up the human facade.”
From classmates to lovers, to successful business partners. Womenswear designer Qiqi Zhang and menswear designer Su Yang, join hands, or should we say needles, for the launch of their luxury handbag label LaFACADE. Strongly rooted in cultural identity, LaFACADE seeks to bridge the gap between East and West with their vividly coloured designs.
1. You both have a design background, in womenswear and menswear respectively, how do you blend these contrasting aesthetics together with your label LaFACADE?
While we both have our foundations in design, our different pathways allow us to offer contrasting perspectives when it comes to the design of our final product. Much like us, the LaFACADE handbags perfectly harmonise feminine and masculine aesthetics. Our SS20 collection ‘Dreams in Melancholy’ was inspired by Sarah Bahban’s photography-project ‘Dear Love’, where she captures a man’s emotion through the softness of her feminine lens.
"Culture is the most powerful representative of your unique identity and it is what differentiates, as well as brings us closer together. With LaFACADE we represent different cultures and root these in a historical understanding."