London-based French designer Faustine Steinmetz graduated in fashion design from Atelier Chardon Savard in Paris, completed a master’s degree in fashion design at Central Saint Martins in London, cut her teeth with Jeremy Scott and Henrik Vibskov and launched her fashion label in 2013. A hybrid of French chic and British quirkiness, the young designer taught herself manual textile techniques from YouTube and craft books. She uses low environmental impact artisanal production processes, from spinning and dyeing to weaving the fabrics in her East London studio. Each fabric is only woven by hand by one person using one of our traditional handlooms.
Steinmetz has a presence in many shops and shows at London Fashion Week. Her debut made headlines as she recast denim with first-class craftsmanship. “Faustine Steinmetz turned the fashion world on its head with her first collection, and the intricate hand-woven pieces she created from recycled thrift store jeans were anything but basic… Her couture-like weaving expertise was evident in the hand of a striped polo shirt, which, like the pieces in her first collection, took a week to make.” At a time when supply and demand often prevails in fashion, it is encouraging to see a young designer picking up the thread of age-old production values in a modern wardrobe…”
In addition to her handmade collections, Steinmetz has started a range of competitively priced basics on her e-commerce site. This is so important…
WebSite : www.faustinesteinmetz.com