Before studying fashion design, Xénia Laffely achieved a Bachelor in history of Art and modern French. In 2009, she started her BA in Geneva at the University of Art and Design. During her studies, she specialised in menswear and prints and created very narrative collections. After she graduated, she did an internship with Agi&Sam in London. She also won the Excellence prize of the Hans Wilsdorf fondation in Geneva and have been selected as one of the 10 finalists of the fashion festival of Hyères.