L’ATELIER DE FAYE was founded in Rouen in November 2019. I design Prêt-à-Porter for ladies and their little ones.
I think of myself as a hands-on designer. For me make is integral to my design philosophy. It is crucial how a piece of clothing feels when worn. I’ve always wanted clothes to be the way I drew them – relaxed and lived in, a natural look.
I’m inspired by the authenticity I can find in nature, people and places, and I think it is the same quality I look for in the materials I choose. For example, the feel of hand-woven harris tweed, the irregular slub of japanese linen and quietly elegant lustre of Chinese silk. I feel passionate about landscape, and its connection with such fabrics and the skilled people who weave them.
I enjoy pulling these threads of tradition, quality and skill together in clothes that are meant to be worn in the real world, where good design is about living with thoughtful style.