Femmes Sans Peur [FSP] which translates to "Fearless Women” is bringing globally inspired creations bursting with color to the designer shoe market without sacrificing comfort for style through statement pieces that are jewelry for her feet. For FSP inspiration is everywhere. With a variety of silhouettes featuring elements drawn from art history, FSP pairs embroidery from India and luxury leathers from Italy, with custom heels and key comfort components built into every shoe. Each outsole is adorned with our signature metal lotus flower ornament, allowing you to experience divine beauty and awaken your soles with every step!
Our goal is to be able to travel to different countries, work with female artisans for each collections development and donate a portion of our profits back to the local communities and craftswoman that inspired our designs, helping to empower women everywhere.
CHRISTINA JEAN DURANTE
FOUNDER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR & DESIGNER
"I wanted to create luxury footwear that would speak to women; statement pieces that were jewelry for her feet, empowering her with every step. As a woman, I know that we always want to feel beautiful, confident, and fearless; so I founded Femmes Sans Peur. The translation embodied everything I want our shoe lover to be, a fearless woman."
Native New Yorker Christina Jean Durante has a deep love for travel and her multi-cultural aesthetic is strongly reflected in the intricate embroideries and ornamentation seen in her footwear. It was important to her to create a line of shoes that were not only comfortable, but had novelty appeal that resonated with women everywhere. Her designs bring a unique mix of color and worldly details habitually integrating an assortment of looks. FSP shoes have been worn by superstar Carrie Underwood, popstar Ally Brooke, entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel, actresses Amy Poehler, Jackie Cruz, Adrienne Moore, Adina Porter, Emma Kenney, Tichina Porter and more. Her creations have also walked the runway for Haute Couture designer Galia Lahav and have been featured in a number of fashion publications. Christina completed her Bachelors Degree at New York's prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology, majoring in Footwear & Accessories Design, as well as Textile Design. She has designed for Dolce Vita, Pour La Victoire, House of Harlow 1960, Anne Klein and Bandolino brands.
JOSHUA MARC FREMED
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Josh is responsible for managing the business, operations, finances, accounting, human resources, the supply chain and third party relationships. Concurrent to Femmes Sans Peur, Josh is also the Chief Operating Officer of a European family office based in New York City. Prior to launching FSP, Josh was a Director at Guggenheim Partners, a global investment and financial services firm.
Stanton is responsible for representing FSP and promoting our new styles with his dapper looks. He is very friendly, absolutely loves people, long walks and cuddling up with his favorite shoes!