Julien Fournie


To declare his love to Haute Couture, Julien Fournie has drawn his inspiration for the Autumn/Winter 2012/13 Collection from the world of superheroes, based on the illustrations by Alex Ross (Marvel) and Bis Heirs from the science fiction comics Sky-Doll (by Alessandro Barbucci and Barbara Canepa).

With reference to the know-how and luxury of Couture technical materials, 3D virtual designing by Dassault Systemes’ Fashion Lab, metallic glitter, silicone piping, and innovative zippers.  The designer has sculpted body shapes with particular cuts and inlays, mixing organza with neoprene, emerald rhinestones with stretch fabrics, feathers with rodoid, contrastingly textured leathers, pleated tulle with absinth, fuchsia, lime, amethyst, tangerine, to contaminate black materials with supernatural energy.

Female slender superhero silhouettes can turn their vulnerability into a strong force.  Be it in a stretch tuxedo suit inlaid with swakara, a coat, or a silk jersey sheath, the volume of an evening dress, or in a deshabille made entirely from extra fine nude latex.