NYFW – Monique Lhuillier A/W 2014 collection
The set of the Monique Lhuillier autumn/winter 2014 show was strikingly simple: a ruin-like structure positioned at the entrance of the runway, evoking past times of architectural splendour. As pulsating sounds filled the Mercedes-Benz theatre with haunting, dark mystery, 42 provocative creations appeared on the runway.
Building on the idea of fusion between structure and fluidity that is at the heart of this season’s collection, the designer was able to create a contemporary look by bringing together glistening cobwebs of cotton lace and vinyl, futuristic neoprene and geometric guipure lace, confetti florals, elegant embroidery and techno leather, soft tulle and surprising complements of abstract skeletal embroidery and by using patent leather belts that firmly wrap around sleek silhouettes.
A noir silk taffeta cape with fuchsia baroque embroidery flowing over a noir strapless mesh high-low gown ended the show as it disappeared behind the set, leaving the air filled with awe and beauty.
Carolina Flaminia Perrone
Photos: Bogdan Seredyak
To watch the video of Monique Lhuillier’s A/W 2014 collection visit here.
To see all of Monique Lhuillier’s collections and creations, visit her website.