First Sunshine, the new Haute Couture collection from Julien Fournié
Twenty-five silhouettes compose “First Sunshine”, a resolutely summery and festive Haute Couture collection, with new cuts in Julien’s repertoire, a tribute to women freed from constraints, and designed to magnify their nature and simply celebrate the joy of partying in the open air in summertime.
Once upon a time there was a young magician named Julien who loved nature, the islands and the cycle of the stars. Ever since he was a teenager, he had heard of full-moon parties that took place on beaches until the sun came out. They were meant to celebrate the earth and its environment, the sea and its magic, women freed from male domination.
As soon as he was old enough to participate, he went everywhere to Goa, the Balearic Islands, the West Indies to finally join these moments of communion with mankind and the universe. He was imagining them to be festive and serene, nocturnal and intense, liberated and elegant. Each time, Julien, now a grown-up adult, was disappointed: the excesses he was witnessing spoiled his expectations for harmony and jubilation.
Magnify the joy
With the first ray of sunlight, Julien always found himself meditating about his delusion: particularly on these beaches where nature had worked wonders, shouldn’t women and men magnify the joy of finding themselves in harmony with their peers and the cosmos? His hope of a party without bitterness gradually withered facing the obvious commercial aims displayed in these heavenly natural sites and the lack of chic, revealing a poor self-respect.
One day, after all the excesses of mankind had been demonstrated, after the viruses had forbidden the parties to take place, Julien thought to himself: “What if instead of dreaming, I proposed my vision so that it gets a chance to materialize?” How could he achieve this? “With my own weapons”, he said. “The design tools I know can enhance looks on these festive occasions.
It will also prove that nature can be magnified by the work of the best craftsmen across the world. And It will give me the opportunity to reveal that women have always, against all odds, sought to free themselves from the shackles imposed by societies.”
As if the planets had aligned to answer Julien’s thoughts, he then had the good fortune of meeting several fairies: first Fairy Emmanuelle, who brought him closer to the best weavers and knitters of natural fiber from the region of Lyons; then Fairy Aya who comforted him in the knowledge of the many embroidery techniques from India; finally Fairy Marie-Automne, who helped him find an elegant Parisian setting to present his vision. Cinderella’s fairy godmothers had also woken up to whisper to Julien, “The dream that you wish will come true.”
A resolutely summery and festive Haute Couture collection
Julien went then back to sketching… With all the “petites mains” in his Haute Couture atelier, he cut, he draped, he imagined new embellishments. Twenty-five silhouettes emerged to compose “First Sunshine”, a resolutely summery and festive Haute Couture collection, with new cuts in Julien’s repertoire, a tribute to women freed from constraints, and designed to magnify their nature and simply celebrate the joy of partying in the open air in summertime.
The sparkling white tuxedo with golden highlights gives the same strength to women or men. The petticoats, always short in the front, revisit the 18th century spirit in a lighter construction, to comfort movements. They go well with long asymmetrical tops in silk jersey and supple jackets in the same soft fiber. Drapes and pleats accompany body curves and never oppress them.
Light and delicate fabrics
The Haute Couture collection meets the need for freshness with its light and delicate fabrics and a palette of precisely chosen colors. Transparencies, cuts and inlays let bodies breathe, uncover skin and illuminate each lady’s personality. In the final bouquet, three fresco dresses play with embroidered transparencies and summon the sun at dawn, at zenith, at dusk.
The bride unfolds her embroidered silhouette in triple silk organza in this Haute Couture collection. Without veil, the spouse preserves her feminine magic with fine craftsmanship and needlework.
Moments of elegance and pleasure
The moral of this tale is: resilience is not enough. It is still necessary to make all possible efforts to meet joy, to create real parties and live together unforgettable moments of elegance and pleasure until full daylight.
The secret of this tale is that for the dream to come true, partners with various skills are essential… If they fully trust the artist whose dream they respect enough to turn it into a project.
And you too, you who are dreaming the same dream as Julien, you can make it come true in a thousand ways. Imagine them… Then Julien’s wish will be fully granted: “Find Your Legend.”
Signature dinner jacket. Powder grain oversize jacket with “Al Capone” collar in silk leather satin, embroidered with graphic Sunshine motifs in gold thread gradation sealed in crystal tubes. Powder grain trousers, pockets and bands embroidered with graphic Sunshine motifs in gold thread gradation sealed in crystal tubes. Embroidered Premier Sunshine bag, powder grain flap and White Gold dipped lamb leather.
Azure silk organza and Nude celadon gradient silk crepe multi-sheet skirt. Draped twist tank top in pebble-coloured silk jersey. Signature over-size jacket in hemp-coloured silk bourrette. Saturne bag in celadon mirror canvas and thistle-coloured grained calf leather.
“Ibiza” bikini in strawberry milk satin crepe, embroidered with 3D flowers in sequins, crystals and silk tulle. Manta ray cut bathrobe in stormy pink feather satin, embroidered with 3D sequined flowers, crystals and silk tulle.
Tuxedo jacket with slit frock coat, in night silk bourrette. Trousers in double night silk jersey. Asymmetrical, ultra-slit tank dress in mint silk jersey. Mercure post bag in beaver-coloured calfskin with alligator embossing.
Sheath tank dress with over-sized armholes in mint. Tunic negligee with multi-ply detail and “Daenerys” sleeves in night colour. Pluton clutch in celadon mirror canvas and thistle-coloured grained calf leather.
Cat grey silk jersey tank top, embroidered with a crazy flamingo motif in crystal, sequins and seed beads. Over-sized trousers in light azul silk denim. First bag in lilac silk satin, embroidered with a Crazy Flamingo motif in crystal, sequins and seed beads and alligator embossed calf leather.
Asymmetrical tank top with manta ray cut-out, in nude and midnight blue silk feather satin, embroidered with moucharabieh motifs and graphic Sunshine motifs in gold thread gradation and crystal tulles. Mid-calf pencil skirt in intense liquid gold. Premier bag with nude satin flap, embroidered with moucharabieh and Sunshine motifs in gold thread gradations and crystal tubes, white gold lambskin leather.
Double tank dress with multi-squares in deep ruby silk crepe. Dress worn over a bohemian dress in nude illusion tulle, micro-sun embroidered with red, Nude and White Gold crystal tubes. Jewellery pendant inlaid with ruby rhinestones and old silver metalwork. Deep ruby crystal bead necklace.
Bohemian tank dress with mystery neckline in double white silk crepe. White silk bourette over-size jacket. Pluton clutch bag in Light Gold mirrored canvas with white silk and hemp grained calf leather.
Light coral asymmetrical skirt in Nude organza multi-sheets and Pink Gold lurex patterned silk jacquard. Nude ribbed silk jersey wrap top with neckline and manta ray cut-out. Asymmetrical long necklace in crystal and metal in Light Coral.
Bohemian halter tank dress in strawberry milk grenadine silk crepe with illusion tulle neckline and mystery back, embroidered with 3D flowers in sequins, crystals and silk tulle. Plunging bolero in strawberry milk grenadine chiffon, embroidered with 3D flowers in sequins, crystals and silk tulle. Flap top bag in lilac silk satin, embroidered with 3D sequined flowers, crystals and silk tulle, lavender-coloured dipped lambskin leather.
Tank dress with Josephine neckline and multi-stitching, in Light Gold liquid gold. Tank top with Manta stripe cut-out in crochet and macramé of ivory cotton and Light Gold lurex threads. Saturne tote bag in Light Gold mirrored canvas with white silk print and hemp grained calf leather.
Mystery halter tank dress in deep coral silk chiffon embroidered with feline motifs in silk thread, seed beads and mystery crystals. Deep coral coloured silk chiffon bolero, embroidered with feline motifs of silk threads, seed beads and mystery crystals. Premier bag with strawberry milk silk satin flap embroidered with feline motifs of silk threads, seed beads and mystery crystals, dipped lambskin leather Light Coral.
Mystery sheath dress with 30s décolleté, in celadon sand gradient silk crepe, embroidered with a gradient of 30s motifs in transparent crystals and pearls and gunmetal. Premier bag, flap in azure silk satin, embroidered with a gradation of motifs from the 1930s in transparent crystals and pearls and a gun barrel, mint grained calf leather.
Bohemian Sunrise tank dress with boat back in dawn pink silk organza, embroidered with a “Sunrise” fresco in Colorama metallic threads and crystal tubes, trompe l’oeil of 1930s sautoir jewels embroidered on illusion tulle in Colorama metallic threads and crystal tubes with crystal sparkles. Dress worn over a halter top in gradient silk crepe grenadine strawberry milk.
Zenith bohemian trompe l’oeil dress with Basques, sun temple neckline in champagne silk organza and illusion tulle. Dress embroidered with a fresco of sun rays on a dune in metallic threads graded in gold sealed in crystal tubes and crystal chips.
Bohemian Sunset tank dress with multi-squares and trompe l’oeil neckline, with Manta stripe sleeves in night silk organza and illusion tulle, embroidered with a fresco “l’Arrivée de la nuit” in metallic threads in Sunset colours and crystal tubes and old silver threads, crystal chips and 3D patterns of faceted gunmetal beads, dress lined with Nude feather satin in night gradation.
Majesty princess wedding dress. Strapless sheath dress with integrated corset in white silk triple organza with giant removable vertugadin in triple silk organza and insane train (160 metres of silk organza in total). The dress is set on a 290 metre tulle petticoat, embroidered with a motif placed in 3D ribbon bows and a “temple of the sun” ex voto in a gradient of metallic gold threads and crystal tubes, gold threads and micro sequins and crystal chips. On the neckline and on the gloves, embroidery in crystal tubes with a glittering 3D constellation effect. The entire embroidery took two and a half months to complete.
First Sunshine Haute Couture Collection ( 1 Image )
First Sunshine Haute Couture Collection ( 1 Image )
First Sunshine Haute Couture Collection ( 1 Image )
JULIEN FOURNIÉ HAUTE COUTURE
Julien Fournié Haute Couture House creates custom-made haute couture dresses for its clients. It offers a range of luxury bags and accessories.
Founded in 2009 in Paris by fashion designer Julien Fournié, the Julien Fournié House is one of only sixteen Haute Couture houses in the world to have obtained the Haute Couture label from chambre syndicale de la Haute Couture.
Founded in 2009, Julien Fournié Haute Couture House creates custom-made haute couture garments for its customers.
In almost thirty Haute Couture collections unveiled during the Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris, Julien Fournié has created a recognizable and well-known style.
He is able to cater to this particularly demanding clientele in terms of creativity, quality and service to create Haute Couture outfits. Julien Fournié has become a “guest member” in the official calendar of Haute Couture runway shows in 2011.
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