First Time’s a Charm
After several wildly delicious seasons showcasing her garms in static, gorgeously executed presentations – shoutout to set designer Thomas Petherick, with whom Faustine Steinmetz went about producing said presentations – for SS18 the French designer made her catwalk debut, littering the benches of the BFC show space with tres simple show ‘notes’, here taking the form of a nine-piece uniform laid out on card.
Long a Steinmetz standout (alongside the Woolmark winning designer’s exploration of texture and frequent denim referencing), accessories this season were likewise big news, in several cases quite literally. As well as single handedly trying to bring the ‘90s wedding shoe’, if you will, back into style, Steinmetz here sought comfort in the classic design of the Fendi Baguette, playing with the logo and messing with the proportions.
First introducing menswear for AW17, this season saw a return to clothes for the fellas in Faustine’s life. Riffing on the same themes as their womenswear counterparts, here clothing took the form of tracksuit bottoms (produced in a paint like rubber texture) and Kappa referencing multi-branded sports jackets.