The spirit of celebration continues, I'm referring to the Year of the Dragon of course, Monique Lhuillier shares with us her interpretation of the celebration, her dragon wasn't made out of water but fire. Lava that feeds the dragon and volcanic stones were the main inspiration on the creative process of the collection, the prints reflected the movement of lava and fire.
The silhouette presented was long and lean, even slimming to most body types. The mix of sequins, leather and sheer fabrics created a beautiful feminine result on the runway. I really like the fact that not only the prints resembled the fiery theme, but also the cut and manipulation of the applications done on leather and organza; the finale dress was a gown to remember.
There was a 50's pin up look vibe to the styling for the runway, very feminine, iconic to the brand. The heart shapes cleavages and pencil skirts are key elements to look for when you go shopping for Fall. We see again the focal point continues to be the on the waist, Lhuillier also suggests the shoulders as a second focal point; specially when the sheer element is added to the outfit, very sexy and flattering.
The colour palette consisted basically on red and black, with a tiny bit of gray (for ashes I guess). Accents of shimmering gold made the details pop out, and donned a regally look to the outfits; after all a dragon is anything but an ordinary creature, I am sure you all agree with me on that one. I believe this collection will be seen in red carpets on what's left of the award season, so keep your eyes open to spot the first glimpses of starlets in Lhuillier.