Soon after graduation, Julien was recruited by Karl Lagerfeld to work for Chanel, a role that was accompanied by freelance work creating knitwear for Alexander McQueen. In 2000, Julien was appointed to the position of chief designer at the Paris Haute Couture house of Givenchy (as successor to Alexander McQueen); and, in 2001, he was named British Fashion Designer of the Year.
Julien Macdonald brought a futuristic glimpse to London’s coveted Goldsmith’s Hall to present his AW17 collection. Inspired by the Metropolis of Fritz Lang, the collection dazzled with sequins and sparkles, cutting architectural silhouettes with fluid lines. Cut outs and daring splits added plenty of sex-appeal to the runway, whilst sheer detailing and embroidery showcased Macdonald’s real penchant for designs which are not only unequivocally beautiful, but hold an air of mystery too.