June 11, 2011

Julien Fournié

Julien Fournié is a French fashion designer who launched his eponymous haute couture company in 2009.
After two years of studying medicine, Fournié decided to study fashion instead, graduating from the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne in 2000. He was awarded the Moet & Chandon prize for best accessories on his graduation day.
Before founding his own label, Fournié worked at several different fashion houses, including Nina Ricci, Christian Dior for accessories, and Givenchy haute couture. He was then hired by Jean Paul Gaultier as assistant designer in haute couture, getting the chance to help work on the costumes for a Madonna tour.
He was named creative director at Torrente and later the Parisian brand Ramosport, which was eventually bought by the Groupe Georges Rech. At this point, Fournié decided that it was time to launch his own brand. In January 2011, he was granted guest member status by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture Française, meaning that he was allowed to bear the "Haute Couture" label and participate in Paris Haute Couture fashion week.

Information sourced from wikipedia.org

Fournié's spring couture 2011 collection featured candy-colored confections with whimsically luxurious silhouettes. Many garments and details seemed Asian-inspired, particularly a dress reminiscent of the style of a kimono. Color palettes ranged from that of a bright sunset to neons and pastels that dominated a look. Overall, the collection is fun, playful, and exotic. 

Images from wwd.com

For more information about Julien Fournié, you can visit his website at julienfournie.com.


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