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Julien Fournié Couture SS13

Julien Fournié Couture SS13

After seven seasons and shows under his name, Julien Fournié densifies his designs, following the same route an Asian calligrapher takes, aiming to reach the essence. Under the influence of his retrospective shows held in fall 2012, in Stockholm and Singapore, the young couturier has developped a new conscience of his style genes and underlines them in this collection dominated by black, white and silver grey.

Kinesic stripes on satin pieces, patterns of jacquard in lurex, computer integrated circuitry reproduced in fine lace, and tailsuit jackets with zippers accentuate the hypergraphic aspect, nodding at both futurism and japonisme.

Nude organza or leather are embellished with bakelite or with hand-painted motifs of molecules. A few touches of bright color only glitter on origami pants in pink changing to copper, and on the train of an evening gown in night blue shining with purple. Shirts and blouses in dense, white, immaculate triple organza display a new curvy sleeve, elegantly folded and finished with a collar cuff. Point d’esprit tulle plays on straight transparency, swakara fur is inlaid in suits and dresses alike, building up the couture signature with clear respect for Claude Montana and Gianfranco Ferré.

The final dress, made with the legendary Parisian embroiderer Lesage, bristles with black rhodoid and metal, ruffling as the body moves.

The typical curve in the heels of the Walter Steiger stilettos and sandals matches the winding silhouette of a delicate femme fatale.