I am Stephanie Willems, the face behind the clothing brand Stephastique. A brand that produces sustainable handmade and custom made clothing in Maurik, the Netherlands.
In 2018 I obtained my Bachelor of Arts by graduating from Artemis Academy. After graduating, I was an intern of fashion designer and seamstress Mirte Engelhard, where I learned about developing patterns and the craft of making clothes. At this moment I am studying to eventually become a teacher in making clothing.
In 2019 I started my clothing label Stephastique. Determined to positively change the fashion industry. I am inspired by experimenting with secondhand garments and materials. I think it’s important to make people feel good when they wear my designs, and make them feel extra good, knowing that they are wearing something they shouldn’t feel guilty about.
I create my collections using upcycled secondhand clothing and materials, fabric remnants and GOTS-certified fabrics. Every day I work to find the most sustainable solutions for my designs.
I think it is important that my collections tell a story and I believe that every person has something unique and beautiful. Stephastique emphasizes individuality and uniqueness with distinct clothing inspired by an eclectic mix of different alternative styles and time periods.