Monique Lhuillier‘s Spring 2011 concept of a dreamy Garden of Eden euphoria was rather an overdone and humdrum approach. “A beautiful girl running through a lush garden”… I think every fashion student has used some form of such an inspiration for a project, (mine was a scandalous 1920s garden party). Nonetheless, the clothes were alluring and very feminine. Girly yet refined cocktail dresses that were corseted and pleated, draped gowns, and a few lightweight daytime separates. The dominant colors were tones of blushy pinks, smooth creams and golden caramels, cultivated with minty green and apple red to create a very appetizing palette.
— Maria Giannakakis Photos and video by Stevyn Llewellyn
Always beautiful and feminine, Monique Lhuillier’s spring presentation did not disappoint. Softly sculpted gowns in colors inspired by a vacation in a tropical beach local flowed down the runway. The aptly named colors (azure, sand, summer, pacific blue) and back-to-nature prints such as wave and wheat stalk further exemplified the inspiration.
A silk tulle asymmetrically draped gown in a blue that Lhuiller dubbed “lagoon” appeared to stream along the runway exemplifying the water it was chosen to represent. Beading and tulle overlays further conveyed movement in a collection that was as relaxing and refreshing as a day at the beach.