Julie de Libran hosted a launch party at her Paris apartment today, starring many of her stylish friends, whom she counts as muses for the collection. Mathilde Favier, Alexia Niedzielski and Tina Leung, to name a few, wandered around de Libran’s beautifully furnished space, filled with her womenswear collections, looking as though they’d just pulled their dresses out of their closets —Look, they’ve got the décontracté lunch chez Julie ready.
De Libran remains committed to upcycling to minimize waste and embrace responsible consumption. All the beautiful fabrics she uses come from factories in Lyon. They are in short supply, so her collection is mostly made up of unique pieces that cannot be reproduced, making them even more precious. This season, she opted for a lot of glitter and sequins because she felt festive. “The colors of the season are shining,” she said, surrounded by friends chatting around a healthy but succulent buffet.
The collection felt youthful, sexy, and chic in an elusive Parisian way, and de Libran did it well. Sequins in a palette of quartz pink, emerald green, and sapphire blue were lavishly adorned on body-hugging slip dresses and minis, paired with loose cardigans. It’s de Libran’s take on twins, which offers a glamorous option for easy yet sexy party looks, she explained. Cape dresses with draped back movement were also striking, while black taffeta bubble skirt minis showcased the designer’s mastery of soft, feminine construction.
De Libran is partial to lightness; today, she hangs dresses at eye level as fixtures between lamps and bookcases, “to accentuate their lightness,” she explains. She is a relaxed figure herself, blending effortlessly into her guests. Despite her chic muse, she is definitely the best ambassador for her creations.