Wait and see new collection of winter 2016-17
In this section you will find silhouettes, which consist of a hand-tufted pair of jeans and a hand-tufted denim skirt. Tufting is a technique widely used in the making of rugs and other upholstery. To hand tuft enough material big enough to make a pair of jeans, can take a team of two people, almost four days to complete.”
With her latest A/W 16-7 presentation, she has quite possibly bested her previous ones, as she creates an experience that is worth taking the time to look, look harder and look again. It’s why Steinmetz, along with two other young designers are rising above the industry’s chit-chat about fast speeds and broken systems, precisely because they’re doing things their own way.
The sight of editors stooping low and jumping to look into Steinmetz’s white boxes was fascinating. Depending on what angle you looked and what height you’re at, you’d get a somewhat different view, with every glance filtered through these concealed white boxes. With a glut of people trying to look at the exhibition simultaneously, there wasn’t enough space/time to experience it properly.