His first prêt-à-porter collection for men, called Black Diamond was presented in Paris in 1999. The press and buyers fell under the charm of his style. A blend of traditional know-how with a passion for rock culture and clubbing, the designer is a favourite with pop and rock stars, dressing artists.
In 2003 Xavier presented his first women’s collection harmonising with his men's styling but providing a new feminine identity. For the ladies he dared what he had never quite dared to do for men. By 2006 the women’s designer label had made enough impression to differentiate itself from the men’s collections.
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