Another favourite of mine was Monique Lhullier’s SS12 collection. I was expecting a show full of feminine gowns but was pleasantly surprised with the edgier aesthetic she went for this season.
The show opened with architectural dresses and separates that evolved into more feminine looks, all incorporating color-blocking, leather shoulders or leather panels, and cut-outs with these details maintained throughout. I also loved the bold colour palette of this collection: the show commenced with a strong black and cobalt contingent and incorporated cream, a bright fuchsia and an even brighter cadmium yellow while closing with incredible gowns in graphic prints. Spotted in the front row? Julianne Hough of Dancing with the Stars fame and actress/singer/model Mandy Moore, who by the way is beyond gorgeous in person.
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