Femmes Sans Peur [FSP] translates to "Fearless Women”.
Dare to push boundaries. Defy convention with every step. For the rebels, the dreamers and the confidence seekers, FSP designs luxury shoes that allow women to express their personal style without sacrificing comfort for fashion.
A love affair with shoes inspired these ornate hand-crafted pieces that exude femininity on a variety of silhouettes, featuring sculptural heels and opulent details drawn from art history as well as nature, seducing the senses. Alluring statement pieces that are jewelry for her feet, each style elevates her wardrobe, empowering her mindset to conquer her day. FSP pairs embroidery from expert artisans in India with luxury leathers from the finest Italian tanneries. With a focus on comfort, key components are built into every shoe, leaving her walking on a cloud. Each outsole is adorned with their signature metal lotus flower ornament, allowing her to experience divine beauty and awaken her soles with every step. To help prevent slipping, every shoe features a recessed rubber pod for added support, stability and grip. The end result: stunning and liberating!
Are you ready to walk with conviction and awaken your soles?
CHRISTINA JEAN DURANTE
FOUNDER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR & DESIGNER
"On my second date with my husband, I slipped on black ice leaving me with a trip to the hospital, a fractured face, skull and a severe concussion - all because I was wearing luxury shoes with zero traction. Never wanting another woman to suffer the same experience, I launched FSP, which quickly became more than a brand born out of trauma - it became a movement...I create luxury footwear that speaks to women; statement pieces that are jewelry for her feet, empowering her with every step. As a woman, I know that we always want to feel beautiful, confident, and fearless. The name 'Femmes Sans Peur' was so fitting... the translation embodies everything I want our shoe lover to be, because we know when a woman feels fabulous in her own skin she is unstoppable!"
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 superstars Lady Gaga, Lizzo, Carrie Underwood, Naomi Capbell, Camila Cabello, Fergie, Doja Cat, Bethenny Frankel, Amy Poehler, 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.