Faustine Steinmetz’s approach to denim construction is as exquisite as one can find in luxury houses: The Parisian born designer is known for creating hand-loomed garments made out of old recycled jeans that looked anything but inexpensive. After working for the likes of Jeremy Scott and Henrik Vibskov, the amazingness of her creations convinced high-street brand Cheap Monday to engage the designer in a capsule collection for spring/summer’16.

Merino wool felting and fabric pulling are the two main concepts that stretch across the eight-piece collection, which features unisex organic-cotton jackets, jeans, tees and a backpack. “I wanted to give more charisma to the simple everyday pair of jeans,” says Steinmetz about the collab. Certainly, the texture contrast fruit of wool felt and the loosely woven, deconstructed patterns out of the pulling concept bless the pieces with an avant-garde-like design. The inspiration comes from the Norwegian Black Metal scene of the ‘90s.

“The clash between Faustine’s artisanal approach to fabric and production, and the more street wear inspired background of Cheap Monday tells a story of two worlds coming together to create something new,” so Carl Malmgren, head denim designer at the H&M-owned brand and instigator of the partnership. Steinmetz established her label in early 2013 and got in the spotlight when The British Fashion Council’s young talents scout program Newgen sponsored her to showcase the spring/summer’15 collection at London Fashion Week.

Steinmetz’s capsule for Cheap Monday is already available at the brand’s store in London’s Carnaby Street and also online.