Beautiful dresses from the Monique Lhuillier for Pre Fall 2015 collection, presented on December 11, 2014. “For me, Pre-Fall and Resort are about building staples in your wardrobe,” she said.
“Real clothes that you can live and work in” was Monique Lhuillier’s mantra for pre-fall, resulting in a collection that was all about relaxed elegance. “I wanted to make beautiful clothes, but also have them be more understated,” she said.
Monique Lhuillier designed black and white versions, which, in addition to her signature beaded gowns in bordeaux and navy, are sure to be red-carpet staples. There was also an abstract orchid print seen on sportswear separates and evening gowns, which Lhuillier updated with asymmetric hemlines and one-shoulder detailing. Also new was an emphasis on daywear, with a polished take on denim suiting and trench coats. “It’s elegant so it can take you more places,” the designer said. Above, pink multi bird print gazar strapless draped ball gown. Below, nude/Bordeaux embroidered V-neck degradé ball gown.
Purple multi orchid print silk faille hi-low strapless draped ball gown.
Bordeaux multi orchid print silk faille structured hi-low dress.
Lovely collection! Monique Lhuillier Spring/Summer 2015 fashion show was remarkable and memorable. Monique Lhuillier has mastered the art of the beautiful evening gown, but for Spring 2015, her focus shifted to daywear. “I really wanted to grow that category and dress my customer earlier,” she said.
Her inspiration stemmed from a recent trip to Harbour Island in the Bahamas. “When the sun rose over the ocean, the sky turned beautiful shades of blush and lavender, and there was this reflective quality to the water,” she explained. “I wanted to instill that sparkle in every piece.” The concept was straightforward on a neoprene dress printed with a shimmering sunrise landscape, while an iridescent silk voile skirt and a cellophane-like silk mikado dress were a bit more avant-garde.
Monique Lhuillier also experimented with new techy fabrics, like the “liquid satin” on the bust of a cocktail dress, which resembled metal when it caught the light. There were even luminous threads on the cuffs of a sheer lace blouse; layered over a black bandeau, it was one of the collection’s most accessible pieces. “There are a lot of separates, so you can just buy a few items to update your wardrobe,” Lhuillier explained. Of course, for her, separates don’t quite translate to casual. Even the playful rompers and hip-slung shorts were done in a structured, high-shine gazar. They didn’t exactly lend themselves to a trip to the grocery store, but they did have “garden party” written all over them. It was those details that made this one of Monique Lhuillier more memorable collections. The pale champagne color and layered tulle are extraordinary. As usual, the detailing is perfection. Above, Mint double-face mesh and tulle strapless sculpted ball gown with abstract bow back. Featured sky blue and noir suede ankle-strap sandal with lavender patent leather accents and ombré noir Lucite heel. Below, Petal multi violet printed silk twill gazar one-shoulder tufted ball gown. Featured Noir metallic leather and patent leather ankle strap sandal with ombré noir Lucite heel.
Violet embroidered tulle V-neck degradé ball gown. Featured Noir and silver mirrored leather ankle-strap sandal with ombré noir Lucite heel.
Pastel patchwork lace embroidered cap sleeve gown. Featured Sky blue metallic suede ankle strap sandal with ombré mint Lucite heel.