Monday, February 6, 2012

Bird of Paradise: Julien Fournié Spring 2012 Haute Couture

by David Pedroza, Editor in Chief
Julien Fournie spring 2012 collection was celebration of color and form! Julien Fournie, who established his couture house in 2009, and is the former creative director of Torrente Haute Couture, has been working on creating collections that are modern and unique. This collection was a break through in technology, an innovated design; a collaboration with Fashion Lab using 3D technology to create silhouettes, and fabric rendering, with 3 dimensions. Although modern in the technology, all this could have not been possible with out the artistic and colorful mind of Julien Fournie. The silhouettes were contemporary, modern cuts, keeping strong feminine forms. Jackets and vest, were long and linear with sharp shoulders and plunging necklines, adorned with whimsical prints and techno embroideries. Fournie is a master of taking unusual materials and making them work for the human body; He understands a woman's body and movement. The use of vinyl, neoprene and silks, along with long paillettes, to create soft as air gowns, immaculately cut jackets, and edgy, sexy day dresses and skirts. Exceptional pieces from the spring collection are, a white evening gown with "fans" of vinyl paillettes (reminiscent of a Brid of Paradise) and a taupe gown with square "techno" white paillettes. Julien Fournie understands his clients, and works hard to give them an alternative vision, with out loosing reality or quality. These are true attributes of a couturier; using his house as an environment of experimentation, to create clothes of great workmanship!

All Photos by Stephanie Kaufman for Master the Art of Style

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