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Couture designer melds tradition and technology

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 02:01

Julien Fournie, a recent member of France's exclusive haute couture club, is putting the finishing touches to his next collection, saying his house needs to embrace new technologies if it is to keep up in the hallowed world of Haute Couture. He is one of few designers trying to propel fashion into the modern age, sketching his creations on a tablet and using 3D printing technology. Saskia O'Donoghue reports.

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Julien Fournie, a recent member of France's exclusive haute couture club, is putting the finishing touches to his next collection, saying his house needs to embrace new technologies if it is to keep up in the hallowed world of Haute Couture. He is one of few designers trying to propel fashion into the modern age, sketching his creations on a tablet and using 3D printing technology. Saskia O'Donoghue reports.

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Couture designer melds tradition and technology

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 02:01