Nov 13, 2012

Monique Lhuillier: Wet 'n' Wild

So many of the gowns at a Monique Lhuillier show seem impossible to make. All those beads, all that tulle... Each one easily suitable for a red carpet event and a crew of camera-weilding journalists. These types of gowns were of course the gasp-inducing features of Monique Lhuillier's Spring 2013 collection, but the cocktail dresses that were also included gave the show a much needed shot of modern art. Inspired by her sail around the Mediterranean Sea (oh, the life), this collection was clearly water-themed. In addition to the beaded masterpieces were gowns with digitally printed fish scales, koi, and even an abstract crane.

Peplum was featured throughout, and while some may say the overall silhouettes didn't change much, I think that the differing patterns, prints and colors were enough to give the collection the variances needed to be dynamic. Besides, it's a great silhouette and if it ain't broke, don't fix it!

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