Ripped and remixed: double denim gets a crafty, girly makeover thanks to one of fashion's rising stars
Girls night out. Cool girls with a shot of intellect that is. For SS15, Parisian designer and NEWGEN sponsored talent Faustine Steinmetz has gone denim heavy but it’s not that simple – each piece of the skinny, ripped up pieces is complex. The falling yarns and washed out jeans are home to impeccable, skin-tight stitching and detailing. Seemingly the inspiration is an early noughties Miss Sixty mega babe undergoing a haute couture makeover.
“I was thinking about what it meant to be a brand,” said Faustine Steinmeitz of the collection “I was thinking about Chanel and the big brands and how I could announce myself as a brand, that’s why I had all the logo pens, candy and water.” Thinking big was obviously high on the agenda. Faustine has quickly built a rep for hand woven pieces but for SS15 it’s her thought out take on how a girl should be wearing jeans that’s the real talking point.
The Central Saint Martins graduate knows her resources. “ All the yarns are made from recycled denim,” she explains of her process. “We unravelled the old denim and used traditional pleating and hand stitching techniques.” The hands on approach works, from washed out whites to seemingly unravelling jeans. Faustine also teamed up with jewellery label Niomo for artisinal extras to the collection. In all, the finishing touches are present and correct for this new designer.