Swirls of blue paint apparently dripped from a pair of jeans — except that Faustine Steinmetz’s artistic decoration was in oil paint and silicone.
Turning the mundane into the intriguing — not from found objects, but starting from scratch – and working on her own loom, is the designer’s idea.
“It’s the frontier between fast and slow fashion,” said Faustine, whose ideas of making the banal special included more jeans, carefully painted with wobbly stripes, while what looked like a brown paper bag turned out to be handwoven in copper and rayon. As an ultimate twist, there were joke sports clothes presented with her own (fake) logo. The Opening Ceremony store is already a buyer.
It is rare in fashion to see a concept articulated as interesting clothes, and with a subtle message about our wasteful world