The future of new couture, rebellious strutting with a sexy wink. Shaking and stirring with high slits, zippers emphasizing and hugging every curve especially on the thighs and waists. Cinematic black and white, strokes of a calligraph with numerous graphic patterns and structured designs.
Julien Fournié “Premiers Gènes” Haute Couture SS13
Pencil skirts, bell sleeve blouses, slim cut trousers, square millinery, sleeveless hooded tops and razor sharp half bob hair looks. Far from afraid to cross the line of feminine appeal, Julien entertains as he literally pushes the sewing lines. The French couturier takes a page of recreating the houses dna, though not to be mistaken for redefining. He follows his path along an Asian inspired route to capture the essence of the message he so much wants to bring across. Respectfully referring and paying homage to one of the world’s most gifted designers Claude Montana – who also attend the show – and the late Gianfranco Ferré.
In collaboration with the world renowned Kopenhagen Fur, swakara pant and skirt suits, fox fur graced the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine runway. Dynamic came with floor sweeping evening gowns and high waisted floor length skirts. A collection dominated by attitude not by color as the majority presented in black, nude, white and silver grey though a few showed in enchanting midnight blue with a purple haze and some pieces in metallic pinks changing into coppery hues. As the models followed large arrow stripes on the catwalk which were also incorporated in many designs, Julien’s Haute Couture collection also featured jacquard motifs and fine lace. Tail jackets and cropped/origami folded pants, organza also seen as inserts, leather and rhodoid embellishments in collaboration with the prestigious house of Lesage.
The couturier showed growth with more constructed and told a more harmonious story with his creations. But Julien’s strength lays with his daring hugging, his fascination with the female body seen through a a futuristic eye and amount of flesh always radiating through his designs.
Photographer: Yannis Vlamos