The Haute Couture weeks in Paris is one of the most fabulous moments of the year, it's when dreams can become reality and excellence reigns.. miracles happen! One such moment happened for me on the Julien Fournié catwalk, where some of my favourite painters were reborn!
Julien Fournié recently became a “permanent member” of the exclusive Haute Couture clique and his latest Spring Summer 2017 collection First Kinetics more than proves him worthy of being included in the inner circle!
Inspired by kinetic art of the late ‘50s, early ‘60s, the collection has a sculptural or architectural feel to it. The influence of the likes of Alexander Calder, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and Raymond Moretti can be seen in the colourful paint splashes adorning brightly hued, vibrant dresses, the abstract elements and the sharp pop-art colours.
The pieces embrace the freedom of movement of the body using volume, elaborate cuts and exaggerated collars. Embellishments highten the haute couture feel with gold sequins, colourful 3D embroidery,
Fournié uses a fabulous melange of colours ranging from bright yellows, limes, fuchsias and oranges to optic whites, complemented by the signature prints of the house. Materials include lace, triple black organza silk on extravagant skirts, jersey to intensify the geometry of the silhouettes, coloured silk chiffon and lacquered tweed on skirt suits.
I fell in love with the bustier dresses adorned with embroidered Pollock-esque drippings or patterned jacquard or colourful stripes. The jeans woven with silver lame were also fabulous and added an ultra-luxurious dimension to the whole collection.
Photographs - Parisdise photography for MsCastroRides