It's all about joy...
THE PERFECT DRESS
I have always believed in the power of a mood-enhancing dress and experienced the joy while wearing it. It feels like this dress helps to express who you are. If you find such a dress it's for sure that you want to wear it again and again. You won't care any longer for trends, collections and seasons. For me this is the power of a perfect dress - perfect for you it that very moment. To wear that special dress that makes you feel good and flatters you body is empowering.
EXQUISITE AND SUSTAINABLE FABRICS
It's important to care about how you feel and experience the joy and the luxury of wearing a handmade dress.
If you have ever experienced the difference of wearing a luxury piece, the touch of a wonderful fabric on your skin, the fall of a gorgeous material, how it moves with your body and flatters your shape, you won't be satisfied with less. You will realize that you rather have fewer dresses in your closet, but a wonderful and sustainable quality.
All my dresses are crafted from exquisite materials. They are produced in traditional manufactories with qualified know-how and in an environmentally conscious manner.
When choosing my gorgeous fabrics in France, Switzerland and Italy, I take care to choose them from companies with a sustainable production. This includes PFC free finishes and table printing instead of inkjet printing. This procedure needs much less energy and water and the saving of chemicals is almost 50%.
If you would like to receive an original fabric sample before ordering a dress, please feel free to get in touch. I would be happy to send you a sample of your favorite designs free of charge or to present your selection of dresses to you at a personal appointment. Please select a date convenient for you between Monaco and Saint Tropez at "Appointment".
LIMITED EDITION DRESSES
One of the characteristics of a luxury product is its exclusivity and to offer something unique to you. I believe in the beauty of fine craftsmanship. Every dress is created with attention to detail using traditional artisan techniques - hand made unique dresses that are meant to last. Quality instead of Quantity.
Therefore every dress is produced in a labelled limited-edition series. Maximum 12 dresses of the same design and material combination will ever be crafted individually in my atelier at the French Riviera. Each design will be provided with a numbered label: ROBE N° 1/12 - ROBE N° 12/12. Depending on the materials I'm discovering, there are as well from time to time unique "ONE OF A KIND" dresses.
It's all about the woman who wears the dress. If you choose the dress which brings you joy of course it should perfectly fit your body. All my dresses are timeless, flattering designs that move and flow with your body. Every design was created to fit many different body shapes.
However since every dress is made by hand to order, it is of course possible to respond to your individual special request. We could always offer the best solution and adapt every dress as far as possible to your complete satisfaction.
This means, the length and the size of your waist, bust and hip can be tailored to your unique shape. Beside this you have the possibility to select your favorite design in another color or fabric.
I believe in fine, beautiful craftsmanship and I love gorgeous fabrics. In order to last, every dress is created with great attention to detail. I'm using as well traditional artisan techniques and many details are sewn with hand stitches.
And it is with great respect for those artisans who have designed, woven and printed the magnificent, most sustainable and natural materials, that every fabric is treated and beautifully crafted by hand according to its own characteristics.
Most designs are lined with silk or will be delivered with a separate slip dress, which gives you the most sensitive and luxurious feeling. We should care about how we feel and experience the luxury of wearing an individually hand-made dress.
SLOWFASHION - TIMELESS AND SEASONLESS
All dresses have a timeless silhouette - one that is not defined by passing trends or seasons, but by style and conscious consumption. Each piece is characterized by lasting quality. Regardless of the season or time of the year, creating these designs is a gentle, continuous and sustainable process. There are no collections and no time frame - no beginning and no end. It is a fluid and seasonless development. Each dress is available until 12 of its kind have been crafted.
Has a certain dress caught your eye? I would be happy to let you know whether it is still available.
MADE TO ORDER
All my dresses are made to order to ensure that there is no waste. I only produce what is needed. Therefore, it is possible to pay attention to your unique shape and to perform a special adjustment right away, such as length for example.
Your favorite dress will be made and delivered within two weeks of ordering. Your design is handcrafted in my atelier on the French Riviera and includes a matching face mask as a gift.
Delivery is worldwide and free of charge.
It's all about a conscious and responsible behavior. Love and care - for yourself, your life, others and our planet. When you are aware of the circumstances of production, you only want to feel the best possible and sustainable materials on your skin.
With a view to the awareness of sustainability, I keep questioning myself and my work constantly and try to develop myself further: How should our dress be made in order to keep it for a long time? To cherish it and to repair it if necessary like our grandmothers did.
This applies not only for my own work, but also during the entire process of discovering and searching my fabrics and all materials for my dresses, labels and packaging, I'm very vigilant and committed to only choose from local companies that also work with a sustainable work attitude.
I'm still wearing dresses I made for myself ten, fifteen or seventeen years ago. This doesn't apply only for dresses - sustainability is an attitude.
I wanted to translate the feelings that arise from looking at a unique and beautiful work of art into a wearable experience. The work of art is not just printed on fabric - it's about presenting the painting in its entirety and highlighting it through the selection of accent colors. Each painting is translated into a unique dress.
In collaboration with amazing and extraordinary women artists at the Côte d'Azur I had the chance to realize this project that has been close to my heart for a long time. The idea was to convert exclusive art-work into unique dresses. These are more than dresses - this is wearable art.
Art works in expressive colors are a unifying feature of all artists. Colors become an expression of emotion and the joy of life.
This project is not just about creating wearable art dresses, but also about the collaborative female project that each of us is involved in, helping to create a wonderful whole. I am deeply convinced that our future will be one of connected sisterhood and that this will release enormous fabulous energies.
The first step to the creation of a new ART&COUTURE Dress is to take the perfect photo, which reproduces the colors of the artwork as true to life as possible. Considering the individual pattern pieces for the dress design and how the painting should be placed in its entirety in the dress, I create the first manual plan for the fabric print. Here it is important – as for example with the expressive artworks of women by Joelle Meissner – that the women’s face is only shown once in its entirety and is not repeated in order to achieve harmony as a whole. Great care is taken as well to ensure that the material utilisation is as high as possible and that there is no fabric waste - this is usually 90% - 95%. Then the plan for printing is implemented and the first proof is made to check the result of the colors. Finally, when I receive the fabric, the first prototype is made and this whole process takes about 7 to 8 weeks.
I love each of these sublime art works and it is so much joy to create and develop every single dress.
One of the characteristics of a sustainable luxury product is its exclusivity and to offering something unique to you. I believe in the beauty of fine craftsmanship. Each dress is exclusively crafted in a labeled limited edition of 12 of its kind and comes in a matching bag. The dresses are individually handmade in my atelier on the Côte d'Azur and feature long-lasting quality. Each dress, inclusive the printed fabric will only be made by order and is lined with silk crêpe de chine.
I'm so grateful to get to know and to work with so amazing artists. I have had the great pleasure of realizing some of Céline Chourlet's, Joelle Meissner's and Marina's art-works.
The wonderful art of Céline Chourlet, originally from Chamigny en Seine et Marne, is profoundly inspired by Mediterranean life. Her very cheerful and colorful painting is described as a "gorgeous dream". These canvases are an invitation to take the time, in a Mediterranean garden, by the water or in the shade of an umbrella pine. Céline paints theses canvases in acrylic.
Joelle Meissner visualizes and manifests the artwork in her mind's eye; she has long since overcome altered realities as well as perspective pictorial orders and paints clearly and uncompromisingly. She assembles contoured figures, shapes and colors according to her own rules. Her colorful, expressive and feminine art-work should communicate with the viewer and challenge him to think the painting further. Raised in Berlin, Joelle is half French and half Italian and she now works and lives mainly in Nice.
Marina is primarily known as the designer and sculptor of the famous and joyful "Les musiciennes". These graceful and entertaining sculptures can be admired at many places at the Côte d'Azur. Enthusiastic about her wonderful sculptures, I was very pleased to discover her rare paintings. „Le Pavot“ are the poppies, in original size, which Marina's mother brought with her from the neighbours garden. Marina, originally from Georgia, where she worked as a successful writer, now resides between Paris, Germany and the Côte d’Azur.
When I was growing up, my mother, who was a tailor, made all of the clothes for my sister and me. She taught us early on to take care of them, appreciate and develop an understanding of lasting quality and craftsmanship.
From the age of twelve I started to sew my own clothes and later worked as a designer in the fashion industry.
I've founded my label "Stefanie Savary 12Robes" because of my passion for beautiful fabrics, colours, simple shapes and my joy to create dresses that remains for years in a women's wardrobe - to be loved and treasured. This can only be archived by using the best and most sustainable materials available.
What drives me in my work today is the appreciation of craftsmanship and the consciousness of high and lasting quality. If something is beautiful, makes us feel good and is made of the most gorgeous fabrics - why should it last only one season? It's very simple - I want to create joyful dresses made to last.
I only have a few designs in my wardrobe and I love to wear them over and over for years. If we wear dresses that we really appreciate and love, that empowers us and lifts our mood, that flatters our body and makes us feel beautiful, we will take care of them and cherish them for a long time. We only need a few of those pieces to experience joy.
Born in Hamburg, I'm now living and working with my family and our dog Ginger in a small medieval hilltop village in the countryside of the French Riviera. The colorful lifestyle and the magnificence of the Mediterranean is a constant source of inspiration and I'm really grateful for this wonderful experience.