Sunday, September 13, 2015

Monique Lhuillier Sprng 2016 NYFW



When Ms. Lhuillier hits her mark she hammers it home and this was a season that never strayed from what she does best, the collection is colorful, chic, urbane, ageless, feminine and oh yes, that pesky thing…. Wearable!
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These eyes are always delighted when clothes look weightless even though that defies any logic. The shapes, the edge, the color combinations, the embellishments (which were sparse) the finish is just sublime. It is a pleasure to see a designer who wants women to look beautiful and doesn’t subscribe to the shock and awe prescription when designing a collection. The clothes are made to be worn and to flatter the women wearing them.
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If there is a negative to be stated, it would be the Dior references which are a bit too literal but when a collection is as strong as this, that detail falls thru the cracks. From a personal standpoint, the hem length is not my favorite but again it becomes a minor detail that is quickly overlooked.
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Special moments included the green and watermelon color combo, the white laces, the black strapless with sarong skirt, the royal Lucy pant under skirt and a white heavily embellished short dress.
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