The range is endless when it comes to the designs of Monique Lhuillier. Known for her coveted wedding gowns, Lhuillier stepped forward in New York with a ready-to-wear collection for Spring/Summer 2015. Exciting the industry with a concept of limitless intentions, the designer created a placid collection coordinating tech fabrics with soft palettes, and her mastered evening gowns in conjunction to two pieces and overcoats. Blush colors lightened the designs and coordinated with the rising prints. Tulle was used to fill some gowns and conjure an elegant relationship between the movements of the models and the designs. When the volume of certain designs were sought to be constricted, soft silks replaced full shapes and hugged the bodies with adorned accents.
The use of metallic satin brought a fusible texture to separate pieces throughout the show. A pink toga inspired dress, with a laminated cast, was a prime example of the designer stepping out of her comfort zone and delivering a new and very accomplished look. Your eyes weren’t deceiving you, though a double or triple take was needed, Monique Lhuillier proved once again that her fairytales are recreated with such ease, and the twist in plots from evening to ready-to-wear is quite awakening, quite pleasing.
-Taylor Faulkner Fashion Writer
- Illustrations by Chanelle Siddle