Fall 2012: Monique Lhuillier

12 Feb

Lhuillier dove into the idea of The year of the dragon for her Fall collection. This was a dark, dark collection — and also a completely riveting one. She had similar silhouette’s for each piece — all very simple and long and lean, nothing over the top and complex which was nice and balanced out the intensity of her patterns. Lhuillier wanted to create a feeling of linearity in her collection and she did so through these silhouette’s and the belts which were thing and corset like, both defining the waist and creating a balanced structure. The collection was solely composed of reds and blacks — the smallest dose of gold here and there. The simplicity to the theme created a huge diversity within the pieces. There were ones that had wild patterns of multiple varieties, marbling of the two colors and simple pieces in one tone with ribbing contrasted with wild red sequined dresses and mesh cut outs. Lhuillier is really leaving behind her traditional ballgown glamour and opting for more edgy elegance. That is not to say that she is appealing to a different market — mark my words there will be fights over these dresses during Oscar season.

One other thing that also must be noted is where Lhuillier is subtly drawing inspiration from — one piece in her collection was undeniably inspired by Marchesa as many designers have been pulling from the essentially haute couture design duo. I loved this but it was interesting to see a designer try and work a piece that is clearly not in their normal range…Leave it to Marchesa but a very strong attempt!

Photocredit: style.com

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One Response to “Fall 2012: Monique Lhuillier”


  1. Fall 2012: Monique Lhuillier « Runway Rundown - February 12, 2012

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