Laurence Chauvin Buthaud of Laurence Airline
Laurence was born in Abidjan and raised in Switzerland. She moved to Paris where she graduated from Studio Berçot Fashion School. She began her career as fashion designer while working with Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton and continued as trend reporter for french TV shows on Canal+.
Strongly inspired by her west African heritage, in 2010 she launched her project LaurenceAirline: a menswear label based between Abidjan and Paris and made in Cote d’Ivoire where people are trained in sewing techniques and can learn from work exchanges in a positive and conscious process.
As manager and designer behind the LaurenceAirline project, Laurence Chauvin-Buthaud brings an international fashion perspective to contemporary Africa with a sustainable developement frame.
She was awarded the Best Emerging Talent in Johannesburg Fashion Week in November 2012.
She is one the faces of the Diesel+Edun campaign and Studio Africa.