Interview with Julie Flouzen
Archive February 2010
studiohomme: How would you describe your ties?
Julie Flouzen: They are combination of the classical and the modern, made by hand but without any stitching. We rely heavily on the interactive concept related to our product: each person makes their own interpretation of this great classic in their own manner.
sh: How will the Flouzen collection evolve in the future?
Julie Flouzen: We are going to continue creating accessories but we will be developing new products such as scarves (80x80), handkerchiefs, and cell phone covers… We will also further develop various concepts related to the cashmere. For example, we are trying to conceptualize the experience of touching cashmere into a scent.
sh: What type of man do you design for?
JF: A man who loves shirts and wears them a lot. A classic man with a touch of nonchalance and a natural elegance that is a little rough around the edges. A man who dresses his neck and wears skinny-ties.
sh: Which artists are you currently following?
JF: I don’t follow any artists in particular, I function quite impulsively. For now, I like Michel Gondry for his haphazard-filled universe, Koudlam, the new sensation in French electro, and Tim Burton, the great genius of American Cinema.
sh: What are your favorite brands?
JF: Burberry for classic pieces, Hermès for accessories, YSL for having revolutionized fashion codes and creating the women’s suit, the casual classic look of APC, l’Artisan Parfumeur for their ‘Mure et Musc’ and their strong tradition, Brooks Brothers…
sh: What are your favorite accessories?
JF: I definitely have a favorite material for my accessories, cashmere. Otherwise I am very attached to my collection of pebbles, especially a small stone from Patagonia that never leaves me.