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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2013

Monique Lhuillier enchanted us from under the sea for her New York fashion week show. Fishtail gowns were fabricated in flowing water colors or fish scale embroideries for an exotic mermaid effect. 
The nature call didn't end there...Gorgeous prints resembled the bellies of insects (in a good way), some looked like butterfly wings, showing what beautiful things exist in our wild world.  Knee length dresses, high leg slits and trailing gowns were designed to be ready for the red carpet.  
I loved the deep color palette of teal, blue, fushia, black.  The lovely chiffons moved down the runway as if the models floated through water.  The shoes were sexy with cutouts and embellished lace stilettos. 
I am a little disappointed that there weren't as many beaded pieces that this designer is known for.  I am proud to say she has used a few of my designs.  Perhaps I'll see more beading in her bridal gowns?  
Photos by David TW Leung

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