JULIE DE LIBRAN challenged the notions of couture with her SS20 collection. Rather than focusing on bold, space demanding structures – the couturier played to her strengths: easy to wear mini dresses with sequin detailing.

This couture season, designers have pushed the envelope for the definition of couture. The wearable and the unwearable are at constant war, but in the middle of it all lies a beautiful realm where designers trust themselves and play to their own strengths like JULIE DE LIBRAN did for her latest collection. The collection was composed of primarily short dresses in black, red, gunmetal and silver – it was easy to digest in the most pleasant way. Bohemian style prairie dresses met sultry skin-hugging numbers with intricate sequin detailing in a collection that focused on clothes that will be casually worn, rather than just collecting dust for being too bold and spectacular.

There was however one jaw-dropping, space demanding structure in the collection, which appeared almost like the odd one out, but still so entertaining to watch. JULIE DE LIBRAN created this silver plastic pom pom-like gown that danced with the model down the runway. Creating its own soundtrack by movement, it was pure joy. The collection featured subtle opulence with brooches and romantic lace hemlines on several looks, paired with dresses in this season’s most interesting use of ornamental embellishments and animal print. The collection didn’t need heaps of volume and extravagant accessories, because JULIE DE LIBRAN truly knows how to cut a dress for modern women, but most of all, she knows how to make women feel like the best version of themselves.


Written by Madeleine Holth for Love Magazine


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