Parisian born Faustine Steinmetz began her studies at Atelier Chardon Savard in Paris before moving to London to complete her Masters in the prestigious Central Saint Martins under the guidance of Professor OBE Louise Wilson.
All of Faustine’s pieces are made in accordance with her belief in craftsmanship over trend.
“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.
I find our contemporary relation to buying and owning very disgusting. We no longer buy things we like, we no longer even buy things that we intend to keep, we are only interested in things which are cheap and readily accessible. Everything is disposable.
My work is a reaction to these wasteful ways. Focusing on denim because it is the symbol of industrial clothing, an everyday object, valueless to most, worn by so many.
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 give the same level of attention as a couture dress, destined to ever only be worn once?”
JOYCE PARIS GALLERY: From June 27th to July 3rd