The partners of the Maison Julien Fournié
Sfate & Combier
“We offer the thinnest silk chiffon in the world,” says Philippe Delfosse, Managing Director of the House, whose mechanical weaving workshop is located in Doissin, near Lyon (France). This is not the only marvel offered by this company which perpetuates the know-how of Lyon silk manufacturers. Their cut-yarn jacquards combine industrial precision with the know-how of handicraft.
“The origins of the manufacturing secrets by Sfate & Combier were born at the same time as Haute Couture, more than a century and a half ago,” declares Julien Fournié. “Since then, this House has continued to offer the best of 100% Made in France tradition and innovation. This is our favorite supplier of woven fabrics in luxury fibers.”
Founded in the first half of the 19th century, Guigou was born in the tradition of Lyon-based silk manufacturers with a particular expertise in jerseys and 3D knits. Based in Saint-Rambert-d’Albon, its ultra-modern factory impresses with its machines for circular knits in particular. Also mastering (via the factory in the same group, located in Prades, in Ardèche the milling, dyeing and finishing processes of continuous yarns in silk, viscose and Lurex, Guigou offers on these materials an entirely French transformation from yarns to finished materials.
“With Guigou’s creative teams, we can imagine jerseys which, in addition to the superb Guigou collections for each season, are giving an exclusive character to my Haute Couture collections,” says Julien Fournié. “The collaboration with this dynamic team is close and fruitful. Guigou never refuses any creative idea, their team improves it! ”.
In 2012, on the occasion of his first fashion show at Fide Fashion Week in Singapore, with which Neville’s hairdressers were partnering, Julien Fournié was able to meet the lady who leads this outstanding team, Elena Lavagni. Impressed by the work of these great hair artists, he immediately decided to ask them if they could collaborate on all the Julien Fournié Haute Couture fashion shows. They have magnified Julien Fournié’s textile creations of the season at every Haute Couture fashion show since. “With them, we talk a lot about silhouettes,” says Julien, “and I need their eye and their hands to bring our dreams to life on the catwalk.”
First of all, an artist, Nicolas Degennes has followed Julien Fournié since the couturier’s very beginnings. With him, Julien Fournié defines each season the make-up for his collections. But Nicolas Degennes never separates textures from scents: they are a full part of the beauty in a person, just as in an inhabited location. Nicolas Degennes is now offering a full line of scented candles under his name. A chosen fragrance from this exceptional range gives each Julien Fournié fashion show its essential olfactive atmosphere.
Adrian Colin is THE Glass Artist in France. Based in Dinan, he met with Julien Fournié, first to sculpt in glass reflections and shades the incredible harness necklace which the grand couturier had imagined for his “First Love” Haute Couture collection Mermaid look presented in January 2022. They are collaborating together regularly and have even created together a new line of necklaces under the label “Adrian Colin X Julien Fournié”
Founded in 2009, Julien Fournié Haute Couture House creates custom-made haute couture garments for its clients.
With over twenty collections, 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’s creations are intended for a very high-end clientele. Theses clients seek the uniqueness of the garment. They want a personalized service and a privileged relationship with the couturier.
Julien Fournié Haute Couture House has become a “guest member” in the official calendar of Haute Couture runway shows in 2011. This marked a first step in aknowledging Julien Fournié as a promising new brand in the circle of grand couturiers.
Since January 2017, following the sponsorship of the Chambre Syndicale, the French Ministry of Industry has granted Julien Fournié the Haute Couture label. This means that the Julien Fournié fashion house has joined an exclusive club of only sixteen names in the ultra-luxury world.
While respecting the tradition of Haute Couture, Julien Fournié has also forged new partnerships with high-tech giants such as Dassault Systèmes Apple and Tencent.
Julien Fournié was thus able to digitize the creation, design and personalization of his pieces. He is one of the rare designers of Haute Couture to master the new digital tools. Julien Fournié has introduced a new process in which clients are not just spectators of the creative process. They have become actors in the unique experience of creating a Haute Couture garment wherever they are.
Since December 2020, Julien Fournié has been developing a line of luxury bags and accessories. At first, the idea was to offer handbags seen in Julien Fournié Haute Couture shows and reserved, until then, for Haute Couture clients.
Since then, Julien Fournié has created new luxury bags ranging from evening clutches to tote bags and handbags becoming one of the most exclusive luxury handbags brands.
These designer bags are made in the purest respect of artisanal traditions.
For the time being, these new luxury bags, Monogrammed bags and totes, clutches are exclusively available on the online boutique of the House.
In 2022, Julien Fournié has launched few pieces of jewelry sold on his online store.
Julien Fournié Haute Couture, Luxury Bags and LuxuryAccessories
Julien Fournié Haute Couture House creates custom-made haute couture clothing 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 houses in the world to have obtained the Haute Couture label.