Swedish denim brand Cheap Monday have collaborated with innovative designer, Faustine Steinmetz to create a limited edition unisex collection of bold, unique pieces this season.
Triggered by Cheap Monday's Carl Malmgren's love of Faustine’s methods of re-working classic, denim archetypes into something new and totally unique. This very element created a foundation for the creative process and influence was taken from Faustine’s interest in the Norwegian Black Metal scene of the 90’s. Hitting the Cheap Monday aesthetic, it is here the collection itself started to take shape and direction.
High emphasis was placed on different fabrics, techniques and textures. The collection itself is formed of 8, handmade pieces to include a full offering of jackets, jeans, tees and a backpack, all of which are unisex and focus on two main concepts – merino wool felting and fabric pulling. The felting element provides a highly textured, interesting and firmly eye- catching finish whilst loosely woven, deconstructed patterns make up the pulling concept. All pieces have been produced using organic cotton, maintaining Cheap Monday’s vision on sustainability.
Taking on a simple and wearable, monochrome colour palette, standout pieces in the collection include the pulled weave jacket, which exudes a destroyed chic aesthetic as well as the hand-felted jeans which create an abstract effect on the denim material. Each article is highly unique and encourages personal expression and customisation – a fundamental message both brands wish to portray throughout the collaboration.
As a whole, the crafted clash between Faustine’s artisanal approach to fabric and production contrasted with the more definitive, jeanswear-inspired background of Cheap Monday allows the collection to tell a story of two worlds coming together to create something new and exciting. The high attention to detail throughout highlights the beauty of the fabric and textiles used, touching upon the handcrafted aspect behind the collaboration.
Shop the collection online and in-store now.