Sophia Demirtas is the Haitian-born designer of the womenswear label, Fanm Mon. Fanm Mon is a line of made-to-order dresses and knitwear that celebrate the bounty of nature through a vibrant color palette and hand-stitched embroidery. Each garment is made-to-order by artisans in the community and takes up to two weeks to produce from the brand’s atelier in Fethiye, Turkey. Sophia moved to New York City from Haiti as a young woman where she earned a Masters in Social Work, and spent several years serving as the director of a homeless shelter in Brooklyn.
She always used fashion as a form of self expression, and after a move to Turkey with her husband and two young boys, she couldn’t find any dresses that felt effortless and easy to wear, yet thoughtfully-made, in feminine silhouettes. She started to design and sew her own collection, and after success selling them online, she began to build her own atelier to produce her cut-on-demand collection.
The name Fanm Mon refers to a woman who is one with nature – one who creates and manifests beauty from her natural surroundings. Through her consciously crafted line, Sophia seeks to create cycles of better buying habits.