Weems makes sustainable fashion and accessories. Knitwear garments are created through upcyling used sweaters and knits into new and exciting shapes and volumes. Julia designs iconic silhouettes that are then recreated with different sourced material, making each garment sustainable and unique. Biodegradable accessories are 3D printed in a corn based polymer. All items are sources and made in Spain.
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Since 2007, Julia has taught in the Fashion School at IED Barcelona in both the Spanish and English courses. She was promoted to BA Hons Course Coordinator in 2009, organising and carrying out the validation process with Westminster University.
In 2011, she was promoted to Fashion School Director. She is currently in charge of all fashion programs and courses offered in the Undergraduate school (BA Hons Fashion Design validated by Westminster University, Titulo Superior Diseño de Moda and Titulo Superior Estilismo y Comunicación). She continues to teach in all programs.
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Julia has worked in fashion design since early 2000. She began working in New York with Francis designing a capsule collection of blazers and jackets for celebrity clients and per/Form, created by artist Julia Mandle-de Bever in order to transform her architectural costumes into a limited edition exterior garment collection. After moving to Barcelona, she worked on Jose Castro´s creative team, developing and producing his RTW collections which showed in Paris Fashion Week and 080 Barcelona Fashion, as well as being sold in No Season showroom in Paris. In 2009 she designed MYBS, a luxury tshirt collection which sold in Barcelona and the United States.
Since 2000 Julia has organised fashion and art events, including runway shows, showrooms and parties (art director and production).
IED BCN graduate runway show: 2015 Fashion DNA, 2014 Designers of the World, 2013 Contrasts, 2012 Fashion Alquimia, 2011 Transcollection, 2010 Neopop
Paris Fashion Week: Jose Castro FW09, Jose Castro SS08, Jose Castro FW08, Showroom Barcelona Jose Castro SS08, Showroom Barcelona FW08
Barcelona Fashion Week: 080 Barcelona Fashion Jose Castro SS08, Circuit 12, DemoCircuit Showroom, Circuit 11
Plays/performances: J Mandle Performance “Variable City” (03) and “Return” (02)
Parties: fundraising party series “Firescape” for J Mandle Performance, Paper Magazine Beautiful People Party (2000 and 2001), private Paper Magazine parties in clubs Twilo and Spa in New York, The Eleanor Lambert Annual Breakfast during New York Fashion Week hosted by Paper Magazine.
Julia worked as a freelance fashion stylist from 2000 to 2009 for audiovisual, press and editorials. She also worked as a Market Editor for the seasonal shopping guides at STYLE.COM in 2002-03. Her styling clients included the following:
Press: Glamour Magazine, Elemental Magazine, Exo2 Mag, FHM, Men’s Health Magazine, O Magazine, Paper Magazine, Podivm, Style.com
Photographers: Carlos Felix, Carrie Prophet, Cheryl Dunn, Coliena Rentmeester, Danny Clinch, Donald Graham, El Maco Photography, Eric Cahan, Jayne Wexler, Jonathan Skow, Julia Soler, Karen Pearson, Keith Lathrop, Siege aka. Clayton Cubitt, Squire Fox
Celebrities: Anne Curry, Christy Turlington, Gloria Felt, HRH Queen Noor, HRH Pekina Norodom, HRH Sade Ayeni Tyler, Jessica Lang, Karen Duffy, Lisa Ling, Sara Jones, Sigourney Weaver, Theo Kogan, Tina Fey, Twyla Tharp
Video-publicity: ADETCA, 5th & Sunset, Harry Potter, Mastercard, Full Frontal Fashion HDTV (Plus et Plus), Verizon
Stylists: Debora Francis, Sara Ghazi-Tabatabai, Timothy Reukauf
Events: Council of Fashion Designers of America, J Mandle Performance
From 2002-2009 Julia worked as a costume designer for theater, dance and music.
Plays/Performances: “Frost/Nixon” (09), “A Qui Li Pugui Interessar” (08), “Jaula” (08), Efectes Secundaris” (07), “Feast”(04), “Variable City” (03), “Return” (02)
Directors: Àlex Rigola, Ricard Gázquez, Antonio Simón, Julia Mandle-de Bever
Theaters: Teatre Lliure, Teatre Tantarantana, Gale Gates Arts Center, The Stable, outdoor locations
Costume designers: Georgina Viñola, Berta Riera
Events: fundraising party series “Firescape” for J Mandle Performance
A selection of personal photography.
A collection of handmade plush toys inspired in the 7 deadly sins: wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony. Made in collaboration with designer Bente Bjor.