Monique Lhuillier presented her Resort 2016 on Wednesday June 6.
The collection stemmed from a floral print Lhuillier created that she translated into fitted dresses and tops. It was a bright print that had an off white backdrop with a variety of small flowers throughout, reminiscent of a summer garden. The rest of the collection used florals differently. There was a black corded lace dress that had white applique flowers on either sides of the waist. Other pieces were made from the same orange floral cotton print.
She primarily showed separates that could easily be paired with the other pieces and were made of easy chunky laces and soft cottons, pieces that flattered several body types. Some of the bigger, more voluminous pieces such as the ball skirts or the gowns were made practical by superb tailoring. The evening wear pieces were done with beautiful beading, giving the illusion as if the flowers were practically growing off the dress itself. While the collection was floral heavy, it catered to different tastes and occasions. The structured day time dresses shown in bright blues and red were perfect for those who wanted a bold statement, while the orange shirtdress was great for running errands on a nice spring day.
There were a few crop tops, mostly in black or white, with great details. One white crop top had an open back with beaded hems. While there was a bandaue black crop top and matching pants. The pants were all shown wide legged while the waists were tailored to bring proportion to the body. To tie it all together, there were several jackets that showed floral lace that were cut shorter on the front and had a cascading back. Building off her fall collection, Lhuillier also added 4 box geometric clutches that incorporated gold tassels on the side. The entire collection tied in perfectly together and showed several variations of the floral prints.