Fashion Week Notebook | Monique Lhuillier

February 8th, 2006

Monique Lhuillier 

Fall 2006
Photo Credit: NY Metro

Key Takeaways: Key trends in Monique Lhuillier’s day-to-evening collection included (1) capes and capelets, (2) bell (and other voluminous) sleeves, (3) the Bubble silhouette, (4) higher waistlines, (5) oversized collars,  (6) waistline emphasis, (7) oversized fabric brooches, (8) tuxedo-style detailing, and (10) fur.

Color Palette:  Black, grey, turquoise, sky blue, and greyed out shades of rose and yellow-green.

Silhouettes:  Lhuillier’s silhouettes tended to be either (1) big over small, or (2) small over big.  Either way, they balanced out the body nicely (at least on a model’s figure).  Particularly oversized items included sleeves, collars, capes, and bubble skirt silhouettes.

Accessories Report: The ubiquitous long gloove and an oversized fabric brooch.

What’s Wearable: A black cocktail dress with poufy ruffles caught our eye, as did a grey double breasted coat in a trapeze shape.  Both daywear and eveningwear were highly wearable in this collection.

What’s Not Wearable: The heavily oversized brocade coat with 3/4 sleeves would be better left on the runway.

Entry Filed under: Runway Reviews,Runway Reviews,Trend,Women

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  • 1. Style for All&hellip  |  February 9th, 2006 at 12:24 pm

    […] Another update to Omiru’s Mid-Week Fashion Week Trend Recap and its Part II:Tuxedo Detailing: Goes along well with the Powerful Working Woman trend…Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la RentaSweaterdresses: These just went from oh-so-comfy to oh-so cute!BCBG, LacosteChain Handles on Bags: Fashion seems to have gone from chain-happy charm bracelets to chains on handbags.Heatherette, Narciso Rodriguez, BCBG, Luella BartleyVariations on the Little Black Dress: This season, the LBD is anything but boring.  Look for poufy skirts, pintucking, and more!Monique Lhuillier, Carolina Herrera, Narciso Rodriguez […]

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