Fashion designer Osmany Laffita: My husband and I don’t want children, it doesn’t make sense to us

S Guyem Gheysensem concluded Osmany Lafitta registered partnership in 2014, after 21 years of relationship. And although they both thought long and hard about whether to have a child, they decided to live without him. “We are against it. I think a child should have a mom and a dad. Dad and dad are unnatural. It’s very nice that we already have a certain tolerance in society on this issue, but we don’t have to jump headlong into everything,” reflects Laffita in our interview.

“I know a lot of gay men who have decided to have children, but unfortunately it seems to me that they approach it as some kind of trend. It shouldn’t be that way,” means fashion designer, „mhaving a child is a huge responsibility. I really thought about it and if my husband and I decided we wanted to have a baby, it would be mine and some women anyway.“

You’re so happy Osmany Lafitta he did at least with a limited edition of the four dolls he designed. Only 3,500 of each were produced and they will be auctioned for a good cause at Christmas. The blonde little girl Ema was not missing at the baptism, according to which one of the dolls was created. As Osmany revealed, he is Emma’s godfather and takes his role so seriously that he de facto takes on the role of her dad.

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It took two years for the dolls with your models to see the light of day. Why so long?
Yes, it took place in the meantime pandemic coronavirus, which stopped everything, nothing worked and we had to shelve it. My idea was to release the dolls more for Christmas so that mothers could buy them. In the end, we christened them in a hot summer and it’s good.

It is said that you yourself played with dolls as a child. Why?
Yes, I was a very sick child and my mother forbade me to play outside and run. I had serious heart problems. That’s why I had to play with my sister at home. That’s how my history with dolls began. Back then, I stole fabric from my mother, cut clothes with scissors and made clothes for dolls from them.

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Was mom happy?
Just that at all! I got paid well for it. I was a bit of a rascal. I took advantage of the fact that I was sick, that everything hurt, I played for pity and I was terribly angry. They kept punishing me for it at home. With that also came my desire to become a fashion designer. Although it is true that I am first he wanted to be a doctor – I was always in the hospital, so I was attracted to medicine. Then I realized that medicine has to be studied almost all your life, new diseases are always appearing, so I finally gave up on medicine. I finished art school.

What was your first job?
After finishing school, I worked for a fashion magazine called Woman and girl. I drew paper dolls and dresses for them. Everyone remembers it even in the Czech Republic, the dresses were then cut out and put on the doll. Later I got the position of fashion editor. I wrote about fashion and trends. I arrived in the Czech Republic shortly after that.

There was also a little girl who you said was your goddaughter at the doll christening.
Yes, and he is already four years old. She was my first child. When she was born, her mother approached me to ask if I would like to be her godfather. I accepted it, but beware, we take it really seriously! For us, the godfather is like a second parent. If anything happens to her in her life, I have full responsibility for her. Similarly, I have two boys under my wing, brothers Ládík and Lukáš.

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The girl is four years old. How often do you see each other?
I must say that unfortunately very little. The point is that we live far from each other, so we can’t see each other every day. That’s why it was very important to me that the dolls were not missing at the christening. Emily doll is designed after her, she is blondeas well as Emma.

When we talk about children, I will not allow myself a more intimate question – are you and your partner planning to have children?
No, we are against it. I think a child should have a mom and a dad. Dad and dad are unnatural. It’s very nice that we already have a certain tolerance in society on this issue, but we don’t have to jump headlong into everything. I know a lot of gay people, who have decided for children, but unfortunately it seems to me that they approach it as some kind of trend. It shouldn’t be like that. Having a child is a huge responsibility. I really thought about it and if my husband and I decided we wanted a child, it would still be mine and some women.

In principle, probably yes.
And that woman would not belong to the family, she would be a stranger. My child would end up with genes from a stranger who I really know nothing about and have no feelings for. It’s not realistic for me. I think people who have children like this don’t think about it. He’s not your 100% kid. That woman is not a wife, she just carried off a child. Yes, at first I wanted children, but then we thought about it and decided not to have them. We’d rather get a dog.

And do you have a dog?
Not anymore, he died. I will wait a while now and then we will get it again.

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