The Julien Fournié Spring/Summer 2018 haute couture collection is a tribute to Asian heroines: anime characters, empresses, wives, dancers, protagonists in films by Yimou Zhang and Kaige Chen or in the novels by Yasunari Kawabata.
In resolutely 1950 lines, the meticulous needlework infused by the French couturier combines noble monochrome fabrics with antique jacquards and brocades adopted, inspired or reinterpreted from the textile heritage of the Far East. Traces of Japanese kimono, prints of Chinese hanfu and shapes of Manchu “qipao” appear, inlayed in gowns which are floating above the ground.
Julien Fournié mixes worldwide codes of craftsmanship, including polka dots on an Asian traditional belt, organ pipes on a cheongsam sheath, a obi and a basque, embroidered wisteria on a dress in genuine origami for a geisha style.
Models hit the catwalk on a dashing rhythm wearing heeled T-strapped open mules in kaleidoscopic leather. Make-up, hairstyle, light and soundtrack confirm the futuristic character in these aesthetics.
VIDEO JULIEN FOURNIÉ HAUTE COUTURE SPRING 2018
(Above) Take a seat in the first row and enjoy the Julien Fournié haute couture Spring 2018 show which took place in Paris in January 2018 during the haute couture fashion week.
PHOTOS JULIEN FOURNIÉ HAUTE COUTURE SPRING 2018
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