The newly launched XALF, a BeSpoke Women's Footwear line that burst onto the scene with a grand launch party*** in the exotic locale of Kuala Lampur in December 2012. Look out world XALF is destined to be--the next BIG THING. The makers of XALF, have released Xpression, to its ranks, in the shape of customizable heels for the well-heeled modern woman. As we value style, individuality, and sheer genius, it's not difficult to see why this line is just the beginning of a very long love affair.
XALF Co-creator Xavier Mah, shares how his dream venture came to life. “I had the privilege of spending some time in New York last year and was greatly influenced by the sleek metropolitan vibes and the bohemian touch that applies traditional craftsmanship,” he explains, “The emergence of Sarah Jessica Parker and Sex and the City ladies made it even more glamorous, attributing to our insanity.”
XALF co-creator Alfred Hor, expresses his take on the thought process that went into crafting each unique made-to-order peep-toe, strappy heel and sky-high platforms. The first-of-its-kind heels are also interchangeable and one can determine the accessories to be placed on the heel counters. The interesting aspect of home-grown label XALF Design comes courtesy of a virtual boutique that offers customisation options catering to every whim and fancy. Classic looks are recreated with a modern touch, and they individually exude an appreciation for heritage and attention to detail.
Each Xpression creation is specially designed and accessorized according to the preference of anyone who logs on to their website (xalfdesign.com) or give us a call for an appointment,” he says. “Our personalized service will ensure that you get impeccable vintage craftsmanship (with genuine calfskin leather) and high-society aesthetics for a perfect fit that is yours alone. This is our proudest creation yet.”
***To celebrate its launch, a sophisticated soiree heralded the label’s debut. Held at the jazz-infused setting of Bentley Gallery, Pavilion KL. A welcome address by Aliza Kim began the evening with guests ushered into the showroom where both founders shared some insights into their collaboration.