Haute Couture: Julien Fournié SS14
Julien Fournié Haute Couture Spring Summer 2014; Paris Fashion Week; Photos by Yannis Vlamos
In Julien Fournié’s world, for Spring 2014, graceful silhouettes –heirs to Jean-Gabriel Domergue’s long-necked heroines - evolve in the strange atmosphere dear to Mark Ryden’s so adorably enigmatic young female characters. In the 18th century pastel colors of Jean- Honoré Fragonard, Julien Fournié knowingly mixes references and their eras to project his style. Interpreting the delicacy of girls just before they venture in social events, the fashion designer pays tribute the “éternel féminin” dear to the Haute Couture in a contemporary expression. Adding innovation to tradition, the designer collaborates closely with the unparalleled expertise of Parisian luxury craftsmen (Lesage in particular) and partners on R&D high technologies (with FashionLab by Dassault Systèmes) for virtual 3D.
Under his hand appears a woman who claims a delicate elegance , mixes chic with casualness and transforms her vulnerability into a charming weapon.