Julie de Libran excited fashion aficionados the moment her inaugural collection debuted the summer of 2019 at her home in Paris. Using sustainable, eco-friendly materials, her creations celebrate a woman’s femininity—as especially revealed in her second collection, which garnered great attention in January 2020’s Paris Haute Couture week. De Libran’s spring 2021 Collection was an inspired collaboration of three of the “City of Light’s” iconic fashion houses, Eres, Charvet, and Goossens.
“I have known the names Eres, Charvet and Goossens for years, but I discovered new ways to use their unique savoir-faire to create my own silhouettes,” notes de Libran. “Together with Eres, I have created new forms of brassiere, leggings, bodysuits, and nightgowns using their extraordinary savoir-faire,” de Libran explains. “It is no secret that Charvet makes the finest men’s shirting. I have selected some of their best-striped cottons to compose a series of shirt dresses, sundresses and sahariennes. As with past collections, I have sourced my fabrics from leftover material that would otherwise be discarded, and all models are in numbered limited editions and One of a kind Couture pieces.”
Goossens is known for its haute joaillerie and the designer found it fitting to collaborate with the House to create one-of-a-kind jewelry. “Since the 1950s, the house of Goossens has won a reputation for unequaled savoir-faire in jewelry-making. This season, the Goossens ateliers in Paris will be producing my jewelry designs in vermeil (gilded silver) and semi-precious stones. Each piece is numbered and made in limited editions.”
De Libran studied fashion design in Italy and draping at l’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne in France. She has worked for some of fashion’s top houses, such as Gianfranco Ferré, Gianni Versace, Prada, and Louis Vuitton and in 2014, was artistic director of Sonia Rykiel until 2019, when she launched her own label. As de Libran continues to elevate her signature style, one thing is clear: she is loyal to her vision of elegance through simplicity and keeping harmony with the earth through recycled fabrics.