After studying at the ESAA Duperré and at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, Julien Fournié has done numerous internships, for Fashion Houses such as Christian Dior, Givenchy, Nina Ricci and Celine among others.
In 2000, Julien Fournié received the Moët et Chandon price for best accessory as the Paris Fashion Awards. He then worked on the material and embroidery research as Jean-Paul Gaultier’s assistant, where he also collaborated on the creation of some of Madonna’s scene outlets for her “World Tour”.
In 2003, while he worked as a stylist for Montana Créations, he was recruited to become the new ready-to-wear Creative Director for Torrente Haute Couture and later became Torrente Artistic Director for the whole brand, including Haute Couture.
Julien Fournié then aimed to discover the world and emerging countries. He was hired by the LG Fashion group in South Korea, to be its brands Artistic Director. Back in Paris, Julien Fournié is then hired by Ramosport, followed by Charles Jourdan.
Julien Fournié created his own Couture brand in 2009, focused on what the designer calls his “laboratory”: Parisian Couture. The brand also offers come capsule ready-to-wear collections.
Member of the Official French Fashion Council Calendar since 2011, Julien Fournié presents his Couture collections during the Haute-Couture Weeks, in January and July.
Still in 2011, the designer created, in collaboration with Dassault Systems, the Fashion Lab, technologic incubator between fashion and 3D design softwares, being sure that 3D can propulse fashion towards new highs. Since, they develop new incubation projects regarding the clothes, shoes, accessories but also material sourcing and distribution.
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