Julien Fournié – French Couture 2012

Julien Fournié sure knows how to throw a party. It may have been the last show for the opening night of French Couture Week 2012 but it ended with a great, explosive bang and kept us wanting more. The collection pays homage to the classic 80s disco era and featured loud and exuberant haute couture with a strong colour palette that managed to hype up an already enthusiastic audience. Whoever said high fashion has to be stiff, serious and abstract definitely has not had the pleasure of witnessing a Julien Fournié show.

The designer used high-octane colours like shades of fluorescent, fresh pink to bring some timeless energy to the set. The use of sequins add dashes of texture to add to a more refined look.

The all-Asian model team boasted lush afro ‘dos alongside absolutely stunning, glitter make-up with star motifs drawn over their eyes. We absolutely loved the current, bold style that gave us a flashback to the wonderful 80s where it was all disco party, all the time. Also, Lady Gaga and Ke$ha references, anyone?

Models busting out fun poses and strutting their stuff to the upbeat tempo and rockin’ dance hits of Diana Ross which stayed true to the high-glamour, 80s theme.

These whimsical, bodycon dresses with the high-cut light-chiffon trains are some of my personal highlights of the night. I could not get enough of the mermaid-inspired take along with the flattering feminine silhouette and cut that’s Julien Fournié’s signature.

The night ended on an electric note as the designer of the moment boogied down the runway with his gorgeous bevy of models, including local fashionista and socialite Emily Hwang in tow. Come back soon, Julien Fournié. We’re in love.

Julien Fournie and his muse, Emily Hwang

Image Credit: Fide Fashion Week

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