Women's wear

‘The house, as a metaphor for the human body, forms the basic theme of our collections. We love the idea of experiencing the two elements, body and dress, as a kind of a ‘poetical architecture’. Through shapes and silhouettes we try to create a house for the woman; a story or mood in which the ‘Femme Maison Woman’ can feel authentic, elegant but also – very important to us  – comfortable.’ 

Throughout Femme Maison’s collections, there runs a profound sensibility to the dynamic relation between body and space. Draped fabrics, pure shapes, soft and rich colours, all blend into single, sensual garments that envelop the female body like a landscape, leaving room for the imagination to move freely in between the lines. Drawing heavily on the sculptural forms found in nature and art, in particular the work of Louise Bourgeois, Femme Maison uses materials such as linen, lace, faux fur, Austrian wool, cotton, hand-knitwear and in-house designed silk-prints, 

to create original pieces which radiate natural elegance, shelter and warmth. Fürpass and Kermani share an intuitive and holistic approach
to design which reveals a strong commitment to craftsmanship, high quality fabrics and manufacturing. 

Franziska Fürpass (*1983, South Austria) studied Fashion Design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, under the direction of Raf Simons and Veronique Branquinho. In 2011, a year after she graduated, Fürpass was supported by departure  – The Creative Agency of the City of Vienna, to found her fashion label Femme Maison. Today the label is run by herself and Sia Kermani. Femme Maison is based in Vienna.

Sia Kermani is a mixed-media artist and former fashion photographer. Born in Teheran, Kermani was educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna where he currently lives. At Femme Maison, Kermani is in charge of the label’s creative branding, visual concept, philosophy and management.