New York Fashion Week: Monique L’Huillier Fall 2015

Monique Lhuillier

To me, the fall 2015 ready to wear collection from American fashion designer Monique L’Huillier conjured images of a flower-laced forest; I read that her thoughts were of glamorous women who rocked in the 1970s. Kate Moss was her muse for the season. On the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, she showed skirts below the knee and long, ladylike silhouettes. Delicate floral patterns of lace, metallic Jacquard and embroidery were abundant in jewel tones of red, green, blue and yellow — teal, amethyst and saffron. Fabrics included plain, or intricately beaded silk chiffon, silk lace, metallic Jacquard and burnout velvet.

“It’s all about fluidity,” Lhuillier explained to Emily Farra of “There’s no corsetry at all this season. It’s about liberating this woman and keeping it closer to the body.”