Streetsnaps Diary: Julien "Bleu Mode" Boudet
The esteemed photographer documents his daily style from New York Fashion Week.
Julien Boudet is as in demand for his photography as he is for creative direction, having elevated his Bleu Mode moniker from a simple outlet to document street style to an all-encompassing fashion endeavor. He’s long since been a staple at Fashion Week events, as Boudet has been shooting candids of the fashionable attendees for many seasons now.
But these days he’s one of the standout regulars in his own right, with a personal style that blends vintage treasures with contemporary essentials. And so at this most recent New York Fashion Week, we asked the photographer and creative director to document his daily looks for HYPEBEAST.
The France-born Boudet travels often, globetrotting for editorial work and partnerships with brands, with multiple trips reaffirming his love for some of the world’s most vibrant metropolitans. “I like the energy of [New York] in general,” he admits. “Obviously during fashion week it goes 10 times faster as there are always a lot of things happening. To me NYFW is the second best one after [Paris Fashion Week].”
“I tend to catch up on meetings while I’m in town, as a photographer it’s more productive for me than going to shows,” Boudet says. Of course, just because he’s in town for work doesn’t mean that he has no time for pleasure. “I must mention the NYFW parties specifically, they’re always better [in New York] than any of the other fashion weeks, including Paris — they have bigger spaces and production and great artists perform. I feel like U.S. brands know how to throw a party.”
We caught up with Boudet during the week to check out his daily style and discuss the backstory behind the key pieces.
“This Prada vest is among my top 3 pieces that I own in my entire closet, Linea Rossa is definitely my favorite line. Sports meets luxury, it’s pretty much the most accurate definition of my personal style.”
“I love this Jordan wool cap, I got it from a vintage shop in Tokyo five years ago and since then I’ve been wearing it a lot – I love the design of that vintage Jordan logo, plus the 23 in the back is really cool too.”
Wearing: Vintage Lacoste tracksuit; Martine Rose loafers.
“As you may have already noticed, I wear a lot of vintage Lacoste. I’ve been into Lacoste since the late ’90s and I have a pretty nice collection of vintage Lacoste tracksuits from back then.”
“The vintage Lacoste white bucket hat is also one of my favorites pieces, mainly because of the softness and absorbency of its fabric. This Dragon Ball Z shirt is also another vintage piece that I really like – I grew up with this Japanese anime so it means a lot to me to wear it now in 2019 mixed with fashion designer pieces; that fits my personality.”