Defined by a subtle elegant aesthetic, FLAPPER embodies traditional Italian craftsmanship to deliver high quality headwear pieces which reflect a smoothly stylish and refined character.
Genevieve Xhaet studied fashion in Milan and soon after became the personal assistant of Pierangelo D’Agostin for the lines of Jil Sander, Malo, Druhmor, Cruciani and Hlam.
Her professional turning point were the collections she designed for the historical Barbisio hat factory, a place of pure industrial archeology where her love for hats grew.
The goals of her designs is combining functional aspects of headwear while experimenting with innovative fabrics.
Flapper is a project that the Italian - Belgian designer - a lover of culture and art in all of their many expressions - began developing in her native city of Biella, the birthplace of the most prized Italian textiles, where from her youth she studied the processes and techniques that are the foundation of her pieces.
It praises this desire through precise cuts, exclusive embellishments, intense colors and delicate nuances, and natural materials and prized textiles, including wool, cashmere and linen, all sourced, styled and hand sewn respecting Made in Italy values and artisanal knowledge.