Saturday, March 04, 2017

It's #NYFW: Monique Lhuillier Fall 2017

"Like many of her peers, Monique Lhuillier is rethinking the way she presents her collections. She opted out of a Fall ’17 runway show in favor of a dynamic lookbook, which better highlights the lineup’s rich embroideries and textures. Sometimes those details don’t resonate in a runway photo, which shows just one angle. Decadence was a word Lhuillier threw around a lot during the shoot, and it fit this collection. In fact, it may have been her most indulgent one to date; embellishments have always been a Lhuillier specialty, but here, they were literally piled on. Tulle gowns were studded with gems, while a few sheer minidresses were covered in sparkling confetti. It was as if her team had tossed buckets of sequins on the models just before they took the picture. Separates are a growing category for Lhuillier, and the velvet jackets, gold sequined boleros, and puff-sleeved bodysuits were highlights. Each could be worn to a black-tie gala or with vintage jeans, and that’s crucial these days. It’s how the designer will attract new customers who aren’t necessarily into cocktail dresses or ball gowns; many young women don’t need those things (at least not yet) and they tend to dress more casually." -

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