collection images: monique lhuillier, pre-fall
by Jeremy Danté
sitting on a stove, recently filled with cold water- the monique lhuillier pre-fall 2011 collection started off on an uninspiring set of casual looks. as the collection progressed the gas fuled fire started to boil the water & just like a tea kettle, the collection soon steamed & wrapped with a whistling finale set of gowns. one element of the lhuillier brand & collection concepts is based on strength found in design drama. i dont expect to see a crisp white blouse- if i wanted that i would refer to stella or phoebe with céline. when i see the collection i want gowns, trains & tulle out the ass. a poetically conceptualized dipped gown tipped the iceberg of creativity for the collection as gown slowly trickled into the pre-fall set. vivid purple designs were seen alongside a majestically printed gown, while an incredibly strong emerald green gown took us to the end; where the collection was topped with a bold shot of blue. a staggered beginning & lacking set of casual wear but by the close of the set all missed elements & low lights were made bright with the formality of feminine charm. like a true champion, a great & powerful finish.