Parisian born Faustine Steinmetz completed her Masters at the prestigious Central Saint Martins under the guidance of the late Professor Louise Wilson, OBE. Faustine set up her label in early 2013 after acquiring her first handloom. All of Faustine’s pieces are made in accordance with her belief in craftsmanship over trend. SS18 saw Faustine’s debut catwalk show since graduating from the NEWGEN sponsorship scheme, which she was a part of for her first 9 seasons. During which time, Faustine Steinmetz was one of the top 8 finalists for the LVMH prize 2015 and won the British Womenswear Designer for the Woolmark Prize 2016. Faustine was awarded the Swarovski award in 2017 and has been nominated for Best Emerging Designer of the year at the British Fashion Awards for the past three years.
Faustine reproduces everyday pieces, like the forgotten denim found in your dad’s wardrobe, except she hand makes most pieces from scratch. Not only do haute couture dresses deserve hundreds of hours of attention; industrial pieces too can be created using artisanal techniques. It is due to this belief that she hand-weave our own fabric in London.
Collection 010, 180 Strand, London,2018
Collection 009, 180 Strand, London,2017
Collection 008, Tate Modern,2017
Collection 007, Spitalfield Market, 2016
Retrospective of Handmade Denims, “Slow Denim”, Joyce Gallery, Paris, 2016
Collection 006, Tate Britain, 2015
Collection 005, Somerset house, 2015
Collection 004, ICA, 2015