Summer is for sorbet. That was the color palette for Monique Lhuillier's collection for Mercedes-Benz Fashion week. Frothy chiffons in tangerine, raspberry, peach and ombre shades like vanilla blending into chocolate.
Monique has always used pretty embroideries (including some of my own designs). This season, the textile designs I loved the most were the three dimensional laser cut flowers and fringed flowers that looked they vines creeping all over a gown. They both looked very fresh and bright. They were perfect for those red carpet events that take place in bright daylight, but the starlet still needs a glamorous gown for the paparazzi.
The other long, solid colored dresses were also destined for a red carpet. The runway looked like a flurry of silk chiffon fairies were drifting down. Note to new designers, light sheer fabrics show off movement beautifully and always works as photographer bait as you can see below:
What is your favorite flavor of summer?
|original photos by David TW Leung|