Although its roots are strictly African, Laurence Airline
is contemporising our instant associations with the continent’s fashion and allowing the influence of its Paris-base to subtly seep through. The collaboration of fashion and ethnic cultures is the concept – without the Westernised clichés of inauthentic prints and wax fabrics. The intertwining of these cultures and creative approaches results in modernised silhouettes with the oozing vibrancy of concentrated colour as well as attention to detail and an eye for geometrics. We spoke to designer Laurence Chauvin Buthaud about how she loves Raf Simons (don’t we all?), her work with Louis Vuitton and Laurence Airline’s upcoming popup at Paris’ Galeries Lafayette.