XS is a team of creative mavericks based in Los Angeles who are unified as devotees of creating distinctive, iconoclastic, and innovative aesthetic experiences. They are available to lend their vision to the realms of styling, costume design, art direction, brand consultation, design collaborations, personal shopping, luxury lifestyle consulting, interior design, and DJing. Their clients include Petite Meller, Jnené Aiko, Em Cosmetics, Glady’s Tames Millenary, Walter Van Beirendonk, FakbyFak, Ritual De Fille Cosmetics, and H. Lorenzo; they have been published in print in Marie Claire Mexico and Playboy Magazine. Both members of the XS team are represented by Maavven management.
Xochitl West is an artist, DJ, buyer, creative director, stylist, and costume designer who was born in Switzerland and grew up in Mexico City. She has lived in various parts of the world, including an extended stay in London, but has settled in Los Angeles as her home base. Xochitl has traveled extensively as a world-renowned DJ since 2003, Xo Chic, and to fashion weeks all around globe as the Womenswear Buyer and Creative Director of H. Lorenzo North Robertson, carefully cultivating the collection of unique pieces that make the boutique one of the most fashion forward in the world. Xochitl has worked as a brand consultant for Micol Ragni, Maria K Fisherman, Peter Non, Glady’s Tamez Millinery, Yasmin Julie Bergmann, among others. She has also DJ’d as the favorite for designers such as Basso & Brooke, Louis Vuitton, Diesel, Cartier, EGR, Seven N.Y., Julius, Aitor Throup, Aliona Kononova, Peter Non, and various showroom events in London, Paris, and Los Angeles which has placed her firmly at the intersection of music and fashion. Her cutting-edge, fun, and forward thinking approach to fashion coupled with her alternative, dark disco, punk & pop, quirky house, off-beat electro, and sexy techno sensibilities have have produced a visual and sonic blend that is iconic. Xo Chic has appeared in various fashion magazines including Elle, Some / Things, Vogue UK, Italy & Brazil, DJ Mag, Loaded, H & M & Iquons, Marie Claire, in addition to numerous Mexican publications.
Sebastian Hull is an artist, stylist, costume designer, and fine septum jewelry designer. Infatuated with cultivating these varied aesthetic forms from an early age, he moved to Los Angeles from Fargo, North Dakota at only 16. Working as the manager at H. Lorenzo North Robertson (HLNR), Sebastian stays on the pulse of unusual and inventive fashion, art, and music. Prior to managing HLNR, Sebastian owned a pop-up vintage apparel shop called Dope Sh!t Klothing for three years, with a brick and mortar shop for a year adjacent to downtown. Sebastian’s look is singular and striking, masterfully merging tribal inspirations from South Africa, where his family has dwelled for generations, with avant-garde fashion and his own jewelry designs which embody a universally primal spirit. To call it futuristic or identify it with any era would be inaccurate because contained in his unfamiliar and imaginative expression is something deep and ancient that transcends time.
Xochitl and Sebastian have coalesced their dissimilar backgrounds into a fruitful partnership that amplifies their similarities and draws strength from their differences, fueling a progressive and all-encompassing perspective to drive their collaborative processes to exotic, unexplored, and experimental destinations.