There’s a simple boldness to Monique Lhuillier’s spring 2012 collection that we really enjoyed. Her program notes informed us that she was inspired by athletic women and highlighted that with color-blocking and very body-oriented silhouettes. Keeping the color palette to mostly primary colors gave a sort of proto-chic feel to the collection by outlining and putting the focus on the shapes and the bodies underneath them; like taking sports uniforms or workout clothes and using them as a basis for a cocktail dress or evening gown. There’s a nice juxtaposition of masculine and feminine as well, with the use of both lace and leather elements to bump up the interest. From beautiful flowy goddess gowns to tight sheaths to simple tunics to full-skirted cocktail dresses; there’s a range of silhouettes here that plays nicely with the stark color scheme and prevents the looks from being repetitive. We love the splatter prints, but we REALLY love that yellow, black and white combo. Very eye-catching and modern. And, as always with Monique Lhuillier, it’s all very feminine and very elegant.
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