Dedicated to women with healthy lifestyles, Monique Lhuillier designed a collection that was full of life, fresh, and intricacies. For her Spring/Summer Collection,Monique Lhuillier wanted to incorporate both colorblocking and bold textures to express a woman’s body without being too overtly sexy. The show was also a star-studded event with Mandy Moore, LeAnn Rimes, and Joanna Garcia showing up to support the designer. From sporty bodycon dresses to elegant, formal ball gowns, Monique Lhuillier could be considered a guru for balancing both the sporty edge with romanticism.
Monique Lhuillier’s first installment included lots of cobalt blues and striking blacks. Aside from the complimentary colours, she integrated demure colorblocking into her knee-length dresses. These bodycon knee-length dresses embodied the sporty theme perfectly where the colours came together at the shoulders and hips to accentuate a woman’s body.
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While she served the dichotomous colors black and blue well, she then surprised us with pops of yellows, fuschias, and lace overts. The lace over the bold colours provided the sexy feel that Monique Lhuillier wanted to express in her Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Mandy Moore even told us that her favourite was the little yellow dress! “I’m obsessed with it,” she told us. Certainly one of our faves as well.
Instead of the typical floral prints for spring, Monica Lhuillier kept her collection continuously edgy with some graffiti prints. Dawning Pollack-inspired painted prints on trenches, two-toned pants, and sundresses, this part of the collection shows that art and print are very much alive.
Monique Lhuillier saved the best for last when she displayed an array of beautiful bondage mermaid-esque dresses. Showcasing the beauty of a woman’s body in these voluminous gowns practically made every woman in the audience go ooh and ahh. If these flamboyant dresses are not your cup of tea, she showed us a few flowy silhouette maxis with leather bandages that resonate fun and edge.