Co-lab-oration

CO

CO

/keö/
prefix: co-
1. together; mutually; in common.

Working with artisans worldwide, Paris-based CHRSTNS integrates diverse cultural influences, with shared values, into fashion design. The contemporary signature of founder Steffie Christiaens compliments the traditional craft techniques of her collaborators, creating an authentic dialogue marrying two rich universes, and ultimately ensuring the uniqueness of each piece. Together, CHRSTNS and a group of international artisans are able to balance imaginative innovation with ancestral design to produce fashion with timeless elegance. CHRSTNS views fashion not only as a means of self-expression, but as an opportunity to link heritage, art, and people together. Connect with us here.

LAB

LAB

/lab/
Abbreviation
research laboratory

CHRSTNS recognizes fashion is not simply an end product – it is the culmination of a process. We value the journey of each piece: the spark of inspiration, the array of influence, the refinement of raw materials, the craftsmanship…the passion! We enjoy each beautiful step from conception to completion, and we take time to perfect each detail. Every CHRSTNS series exists within the slow fashion category, and offers only limited-edition items. All of our creations are handmade or hand-painted.

Each custom-made design starts with draping, a technique studying how the shape and color of the fabric will interact with the movement of the body. Within the bridal wear category, every component of the brand comes together in one bespoke garment designed according to the wishes of the wearer. Elements of character, color, textures, and form are distilled jointly by Steffie Christiaens and the bride. A unique piece created for the unique person.

Oration

Oration

A public speech

Social responsibility is at the heart of the CHRSTNS brand. Our creations honour the individuals who lend their skills to our collections, and the environment that surrounds us all. We seek partnerships with underserved communities and individuals who face challenges to self-fulfilment. By empowering artisans to bring their local culture to the world stage, we foster opportunities for positive, sustainable change through luxury. Our values and our process speak to the potential for Couture to contribute to well-being throughout the world – and we are leading the way, one piece at a time.