At the top of my list of favourites from New York Fashion Week so far is the enthralling Spring 2014 collection by Monique Lhuillier. The LA-based designer manifested the idea of 'sheer elegance' in a spectacular array of saturated shades from poppy red, fuchsia, coral, orchid and orange. The fiery palette was doused with misty hues of almond, cream, white and rose gold.
Daywear was introduced by way of chicly fitted pencil skirts, outlined in delicate Chantilly lace, with sophisticated blouses that boasted detachable crystal collars. Sheer pastel organza tunics were layered over cropped tops, skirts and trousers, all highlighted by silver metallic thread.
Monique reigns supreme when it comes to evening wear, with a feminine display of resplendent gowns that any starlet would be lucky to wear on the red carpet. The showstopper is a hot pink bandeau in silk gazaar, paired with a dramatic tangerine ballroom skirt (7.) I am certain stylists will be fighting over this one. Floor-sweeping cerise and mandarin chiffon and silk linen gowns ignited the runway, leaving a glamourous blaze in it's wake.
Balancing out the brights were a regalia of ethereal ivory and muted gold gowns, airily whisked up from tulle in graceful silhouettes. Organza flowers and glimmering beads braided their way across the diaphanous midi and maxi dresses. Closing the show were a canvas of swirling skirts painted with floral brush strokes...a fervent end to an outstanding collection.
My favourites from this range is the interestingly contrasted coral asymmetrical dress and poker red pants in Set 1, and the coral and lace gown (second image in 8). Which are yours?