Following a dreamy and colorful spring season, Julien David steered into street-style territory with black as his central shade. The designer showed a series of ankle-length sweater dresses and baggy pants that were sometimes pulled up by side drawstrings for a cool vibe.

The simple cuts did not distract from the rich textures, which David worked strongly. He gave varsity jackets and matching skirts character by using burnt leather; fluffy, hand-knit wool had a nice cocooning flair, and wool jacquard tops came in 3-D patterns that looked similar to the aforementioned fluffy wool.

Then, as the soundtrack turned from street to jazzy, David brightened things up with a series of looks in allover metallic embroidery in shades of silver, violet, electric blue and sometimes ombré. Backstage, the designer said it took up to “six kilometers of thread and 24 hours of machine work” to finish one piece.

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