• The Mumbai atelier that's the secret workshop of top French fashion

    10 days ago - By Fashion United

    Sitting in a lotus position, four men weave glittering beads through gold thread on an organza sheet, carefully constructing a wedding dress that will soon wow crowds at Paris Fashion Week.
    For once, the French couturier behind the design, Julien Fournie, is determined to put these craftsmen in the spotlight: his new collection, showing in Paris on Tuesday, is entirely made with fabrics from Mumbai.
    He says a sort of "design imperialism" means that French fashion houses often play down the fact that their fabrics are made outside France.
    "The houses which don't admit it are perhaps afraid...
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