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Young artisan: Faustine Steinmetz & handmade couture denim

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French designer Faustine Steinmetz was named in February the latest recipient of a Cotton USA sponsorship for excellence in the use of the natural fiber. From her East London studio, Steinmetz weaves, spins and dyes all her own fabrics - rebuking mass-production and the boredom of regular clothing. Named by the NewGen Panel as the “One To Watch” for AW14, S4S takes a detailed look at the Parisian naturalist and her ability to bring couture techniques into denim.
Young artisan: Faustine Steinmetz & handmade couture denim

Faustine Steinmetz seems like your typical overnight success. But she’s not. Taking the long, hard road to label glory, the French designer completed a Bachelor of Arts at the Atelier Chardon Savard in Paris first, before moving to London for a Masters of Art at Central Saint Martins. Faustine then interned with Jeremy Scott and Henrik Vibskov, before dabbling into graphic design. But her thoughts returned to opening her own label and so she reset her design course to textiles - namely, denim.

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