Femmes Sans Peur [FSP] translates to "Fearless Women”.
Dare to push boundaries. Defy convention with every step. Redefining footwear, FSP offers women distinctive styles featuring sculptural heels and opulent details drawn from art history as well as nature, seducing the senses. A love affair with shoes inspired these ornate hand-crafted pieces that exude femininity on a variety of silhouettes. 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. The end result: stunning and liberating!
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
CO-FOUNDER & 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.