I am a great fan of Fasutine Steinmetz she sits some where in between an artist and fashion designer in fact she is unique ! And has revolutionised the denim world like no other, of course I long for the day to be the proud owner of one of her denim pieces.
Faustine Steinmetz is currently holding a stunning exhibition at the Joyce Gallery in Paris, displaying her unique and beautiful works, along with fascinating information regarding just what went into the creation of each piece.
Speaking about her personal style and unique methods, Steinmetz said: “I create pieces that everyone has or has had in their wardrobe at some point in their life, except I make them from scratch using artisanal techniques.”
With a focus on sustainable, or ‘slow’ fashion, Steinmetzexplores our contemporary relationship with buying cheap, disposable clothing. Instead of mass producing thousands of cheap pieces, Steinmetz spends many hours meticulously and lovingly working on each of her designs – the result is a more sustainable, less wasteful collection of gorgeous artisan denim pieces.
“I work hours on them because I want to add value where normally very little value is seen. Why should a pair of denim that you wear everyday not be given the same level of attention as a couture dress, destined to only ever be worn once?” said Steinmetz of the concept behind her slow denim creations.
And whatever her ideals, values and sustainable morals, Steinmetz’s beautiful denim pieces have become coveted and famous in the industry, making her a cult name on the scene. She deserves it as the fab exhibition shows!