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.
"With LaFACADE we represent different cultures and root these in a historical understanding. During a trip to Kyoto, we experienced the famous Gion Festival, which left a lasting impression on us. The carnival parade demonstrated a wonderful mix of traditional and contemporary lifestyles. This inspired us to fuse Western street style with traditional Japanese design."
‘The Facade’ was the central theme for Su Yang’s menswear collection. It explores how people dress and use this as an effective way of communicating who they are or would like to be. LaFACADE captures the essence of who we are; simple components that build up people’s identity and make up the human facade.