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NYFW Fall 2015: Monique Lhuillier Review

Mona Khalifeh |
February 13, 2015 | 5:58 p.m. PST

Staff Reporter

Monique Lhuillier's Fall/Winter 2015 collection (@visualtheraphyNY/Twitter)
Monique Lhuillier's Fall/Winter 2015 collection (@visualtheraphyNY/Twitter)
If there was one word to describe Monique Lhuillier's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015 show, it was drama. From the dimly-lit runway to the effortlessly flowing gorgeous ensembles, Lhuillier left no stone unturned at Friday night's show.

The show opened with a plum-colored gown that featured laser lace, cutout detailing as well as floral embroidery. Both cutouts and laser sharp detailing were seen in many of Lhuillier's pieces, which she worked in as detailing or in full jumpsuits and pants. The show's opening dress was just one of many jewel-tone pieces seen in Lhuillier's most recent collection.  

The deep palette of colors she used worked well against the lace and mesh fabrics as well as the floral-print patterns found throughout the collection. Lhuillier took the gem-like floral prints and showed them in both pants, skirts and in paneling for her breathtaking gowns.

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Laser cutouts (@eltonlugay/Twitter)
Laser cutouts (@eltonlugay/Twitter)
Many of the show's ensembles were topped with jewel-tone coats and blazers with fur detailing. Speaking to the patterned fur-fashion trend, Lhuiller topped one of her ensembles with a plum fur coat that featured red chevron pattern detailing. Lhuillier, who is known for her ultra-feminine designs, did not disappoint, but the collection was the perfect juxtaposition of hard and soft, with shocking mesh head-to-toe for the daring, and sweet teal shift dresses for the classic fans. Lhuillier delivered a collection for the sexy, self-assured woman, highlighting both ensembles that could be worn to the office or on the runway.  

Floral wasn’t the only print to shine on Lhuillier's runway. Shimmer, sparkle and all things glam were seen on many of the show's models as they sauntered down the runway. From gunmetal shimmer jumpsuits to bronze gowns, Lhuiller gave us a little red carpet inspiration, right in the midst of awards season. Lhuillier featured asymmetrical dresses with gathered detailing, one-shoulder necklines and back cutout details that bumped your average evening gown up a notch. A standout piece was a halter neck gold gown that featured gold cutout detailing and a mesh shimmering bottom in which the detailing followed through.  

A fall and winter staple, black was also seen throughout the show.  With head-to-toe black looks, Lhuillier used some of the lace laser-cut patterns as well as satin to create an mod look. The black look that stood out the most was an assymetical black peplum tank over black slacks. The outfit featured a train that flowed from the pants and glided with the elegance of the show's standout gowns as it moved down the runway. 

The drama continued into the show's close, as each model who walked stopped on a set of stairs adjacent to the stage. Once the last model had walked, the dimly-lit lighting shifted to the shows stunners posing on the steps, eventually making their down for one final strut off the catwalk.

Playing on the season's biggest trends, Lhuillier used her flare for dramatics to showcase a modern Fall/Winter 2015 collection with both wearable and couture pieces that would make any woman feel glam and confident.  

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