For her Spring/Summer Collection shown at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Monique Lhuillier took inspiration from the Garden of Eden in all of its many facets. The runway overflowed with floral dresses and gowns, from hand painted florals on organza and floral prints on chiffon to 3 dimensional floral motifs constructed of strips of organza. Meticulously draped ball gowns in large floral prints waltzed amongst embellished gowns such as a nude raffia sequined corset atop a poppy red full skirt of floral-like organza strips with a light scattering of sequins.
Continuing the Garden of Eden theme beyond florals, Ms. Lhuillier presented a few reptile print chiffon frocks that breezed through the florals. She also presented angelic whites counterbalanced with devilish reds of poppy and candy-apple. Golds and bronzes also made their appearance in timeless sequined columns and metallic drapes. Proving she is not afraid of color, Ms. Lhuillier also presented gowns in vibrant blues and emeralds.
Day looks included high waisted pants and pencil skirts with ultra-feminine tops, including one with a spray of organza fans for embellishment. Only showing a few "day" looks, Ms. Lhuillier's strength is evident in her masterful creation of dresses and gowns that continue to fire the dreams and imaginations of girls everywhere.
photos courtesy of Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com