HAUTE COUTURE SPRING/ SUMMER 2016 FASHION REVIEW – JULIEN FOURNIE

On January 26 I was graced by beauty when I was watching the Julien Fournie Haute Couture Spring Summer 2016 show at the L’Oratoire du Louvre in Paris. It was an amazing show and the collection is very elegant.

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Julien Fournie started his own fashion label in 2009, after previously working for labels like Christian Dior, Givenchy, Celine, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Torrente & Ramosport. Although he loved to draw and sketch as a child, his first academic orientation was in the field of medical studies. But after two years he changed to fashion design and finished his degree at the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne in 2000. Julien Fournie has a very elegant and chic kind of style. He loves black suits, but he occasionally likes to combine them with colourful shoes and clothes.

The Julien Fournie Haute Couture Show Spring Summer 2016 reminded me so much of the 70s. There are two reasons why I had this feeling. Firstly, the models presented the classic Farah Fawcett hair style. Secondly, the song “You only live twice” by Nancy Sinatra made me feel as if i was in a James Bond movie from the 1970’s. Only nowadays Julien Fournie is playing the role of Sean Connery.

I imagined myself to be on the beach in Thailand or in Brazil when suddenly these beautiful tall women with their refined and colourful dresses crossed my way and I loved observing the creations of Julien Fournie. His work on the collection is amazing. The dominant colours on the collection are purple, pink, orange, black, blue and white. He used colours such as yellow and green for the motives. Additionally, he uses leaves and flowers to add a distinct layer which gives me the tropical beach feeling. And what I liked the most was that he also added metalic ornaments in different colours. Overall, I must say this collection is very colourful, with great accessoires and ornaments to give it the ultimate classical stylish look

Below is the gallery of Julien Fournie Haute Couture Show Spring Summer 2016:

My favorite pieces from the collection are these 4 outfits.

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I love the skirt, it was one of a kind in this collection and this would be my type of style.  The second and third dress are astonishing. Turquoise and purple are already two of my most favorite colours. And then the wedding dress. Furthermore, you can combine a white dress with many colourful highlights which conveys a wonderful look. On the other hand, Julien’s choice of creating a diverse ethnic background made me feel whole.

Below is the full video of the show – I hope you enjoy it and envision yourself at the beach too when you see the collection.

Like the James Bond song “You only live twice”, Julien made the right decision.  He managed to let the 70’s  stars Farah Fawcett & Sean Connery highlight his show and Style & Curve is happy to promote this amazing talent.

My look for the show was a red caped dress, a fake fur jacket and black accessories – more info about the look and my idea will follow soon.

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I made the pictures of my look before my trip to Paris. Find below my best posts on Instagram from the event:

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Have a nice day and never give up on your dreams even if you have to change your decisions, because it will be worth it during your journey.

Lyz Lupo

 

 

 

HAUTE COUTURE SPRING/ SUMMER 2016 FASHION REVIEW – ALEXIS MABILLE

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Alexis Mabille is often dressed effordlessly chic with a sporty touch. He has a very charming smile and first it doesn’t make you believe that he has his own fashion house that was presented my times at the Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris. Judging by the pictures I saw of him, he seemed like a very down-to-earth kind of man, but as I looked closer I saw a strong confidence and believe in this man.

Alexis Mabille studied fashion design at the Chambre syndicale de la couture parisienne and worked later for the fashion houses Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent before founding his own housebrand which quickly became renowned for the designer’s modern rendering of the traditional bow tie.

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For the Spring /Sommer 2016 Haute Couture Alexis Mabille decided to present a monochrome collection. Now only is the combination the colours black and white always super elegant, but it also reflects an opposite attract. Some of the clothes are also only in white and some in black. The designer also added dark blue and light beige in some of the dresses. Alexis Mabille even included a classic black bow tie dress in his collection. The dresses are mostly wide flowing style. He used a lot of ruffle style for the dresses and even the tight designs have ruffles on top or on the botton. Some of the dresses are even see-through, because he used very beautiful sheer materials. But they still sparkle in beautiful elegance like his whole collection.

See the collection in this gallerie:

You can also see the video of the fashion show below:

My favorite pieces are the black caped dress, the white pleats dress, the bow tie dress and the last dress – the long caped black & white dress. It would be amazing to wear them. His dressed go up to size 14 and sometimes even size 16 (US sizes).

Thank you for the fashion house of Alexis Mabille for providing us with the amazing pictures from the show.

I truly love the beauty of fashion and I hope you like it too.

Stay tuned for more Haute Couture Paris features next time.

Lyz Lupo