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Sunday, February 14, 2016

NYFW: Monique Lhuillier Fall 2016 Disco Brocade

How gorgeous was this collection? Monique Lhuillier's fall 2016 fashion show last night was a parade of fantasy outfits for the real woman. There was a continued influence of the 1970's trend in some of the colors and silhouettes, but not in an obvious way.

The fabrics were all about texture. There were a lot more daywear looks than I was used to from Monique Lhuillier. Embroidered and appliqued flowers had bright colors in the form of petunias and poppies. Metallic textures was a big story here and across fall 2016 for designers in general. Instead of dark cliche "autumn" colors, the designer chose bright, green, pink, teal and gold. 

Monique Lhuillier's signature look is delicate, luxurious and feminine. I felt that this season was all of the above, but with a more contemporary look. This collection was for the younger woman who wants all of the luxe and elegance of designer clothing, but without being fussy or stiff. 

Of course, the big ballgowns that the photographers love to shoot made their way down the runway. We were not disappointed. I hope to see some of these on upcoming award show red carpets next. Monique Lhuillier fall 2016 was too gorgeous.

all photos by Mariana Leung

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