About

Figue (pronounced “fig”) is a globally inspired and globally produced collection, born out of a passion for travel and desire to share the talents of artisans around the world.

Creative Director Stephanie von Watzdorf draws inspiration for Figue from her artistic and global heritage. She was born on the outskirts of Paris to a German-French father and a Russian mother and spent summers on the Mediterranean in Italy.

Ballets Russes

Stephanie’s maternal grandfather Léonide Massine was a renowned choreographer for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. In Stephanie’s childhood house in Paris, there were costumes from different ballets designed by Léon Bakst (pictured), Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Salvador Dalí. Stephanie could often be found in the attic playing dress up among the fabrics and tutus (with her family dog by her side, of course).

Postcard From Picasso

A postcard from Pablo Picasso to Stephanie’s grandfather Léonide Massine. The two were friends and collaborated on the Ballets Russes together — a great source of inspiration for Stephanie.

Photos by Slim Aarons of the von Watzdorf's family and friends.

As a young girl, Stephanie and her father Stephan von Watzdorf often visited Il Pellicano, the iconic hotel known for its majestic cliff setting and glamorous guests (Bing Crosby, Sophia Loren, Marisa Berenson, to name a few). The property’s rustic-chic charm drew famed photographer Slim Aarons, who documented Stephanie’s family and holiday guests as they swam in the saltwater pool, lounged around the jetty and sailed the bay of Porto Ercole.

Figue’s collection of ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes and jewelry has a global gypsy-meets-jet-set spirit, combining original prints with layered textures, embroideries and hand-embellishment. The result is a seasonless brand that is equal parts luxurious and bohemian.

Figue is a strong women-run company, with partners including Carmen Busquets and Sabina Schlumberger. With Stephanie, their vision for Figue is as a global tribe, where everyone belongs.

Figue Studio

Our studio in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood is like entering into another world, with books, artwork and objets Stephanie has found around the world. Here, our Figue team runs the business, designs the collection and hosts shopping appointments.

Photographed by Mike Lucas

Figue Studio

Our studio in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood is like entering into another world, with books, artwork and objets Stephanie has found around the world. Here, our Figue team runs the business, designs the collection and hosts shopping appointments.

Photographed by Mike Lucas

Figue is a strong women-run company, with partners including Carmen Busquets and Sabina Schlumberger. With Stephanie, their vision for Figue is as a global tribe, where everyone belongs.

Why "Figue"?

“Figue means ‘fig’ in French — my first language. Figs remind me of summers on the Mediterranean in Italy, where I went with both sides of my family. They represent sunshine, happiness, exoticism and exquisiteness to me...words I hope come to mind when people think of our brand.” — Stephanie