is a designer with a new vision for denim fabrication.
A graduate of both The Atelier Chardon Savard, Paris
and Central Saint Martins, London-
she launched her label in 2013
With a clear artistic directive in mind and a loom in hand,
she has created a visually engaging look and texture to denim-wear.
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“I think artisan techniques are my biggest source of inspiration.”
designer, Faustine Steinmetz
She states simply that,
“it’s all recycled denim that I’ve re-felted.” (quote from vogue.co.uk)
Yet achieving the finished piece is anything but simple in execution.
Rather, it is a method expertly thought out and intricately constructed:
“Each fabric is solely handwoven by one person
using one of our traditional hand looms.
Each piece is meticulously made by hand,
with some pieces taking over a week to weave.”
(quote from faustinesteinmetz.com)
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Samples of denim fabric manipulations
Ms. Steinmetz’s approach to the design and fabrication
of denim- a wardrobe staple –
is that of a true artisan:
hand-crafted, inventive, detailed and of singular beauty-
S / S ’15
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