Delicate beading on evening dresses in muted pastels were juxtaposed with a lot of shimmer and full puffy quilted skirting Friday on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week runway of Monique Lhuillier.
Her spring collection in soft pink, coral, mint green, sky blue, lavender and pale yellow was inspired by those first moments of sunrise.
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Lhuillier celebrated spring at finale time with iridescent petals floating down on her guests at the Lincoln Center tents.
Her creations show up regularly on red carpets, including a white-and-gold standout of a gown worn by Julianne Hough to the 2013 Golden Globes. Could an intricately beaded gown in blush with a peplum ruffle at the waist and ballet tulle be next?
Lhuillier took a turn to the unusual in roomy, dressy shorts in deep black and a floral romper. She used dainty quilting in boxy silhouettes on a variety of garments, including a shimmery mint green skirt that fell below the knee, paired with a sheer button-down sleeveless top worn with a black bandeau underneath.
A stiff metallic fabric was used for bolder looks in a metallic pink and other colors.
Lhuillier also does shoes and put chunky Lucite heels on her latest in ombre hues to evoke the sunrise.