Escape to the French Countryside: Monique Lhuillier Spring 2019 Ready-to-Wear

For her Spring 2019 RTW collection Monique Lhuillier wants to transport you to the French countryside, where the essence of sophisticated luxury is provoked by a poetic elegance. Embracing the authenticity of the Monique Lhuillier brand, this season’s girl is joyous and carefree. A celebratory palette of dusty rose, cherry red, sea foam, fuchsia, yellow, lavender and champagne infuses romance and reverie into the collection. Monique traded in her slot on the New York Fashion Week calendar in favor of out of season showing. Last year she held a runway show in Paris during couture, but that only lasted the one season. Now we get lookbooks, but this season it was shot on location at Chateau de Villette which is seated just outside of Paris. This season didn’t feel repetitive despite being more of the same. I feel like it was the setting that really punctuated the glamour of this season.Billowing chiffons, French tulles, Point d’esprit and flowing organza are sprinkled with elegant embroidery and feather butterflies. Graphic and modern touches add an edgy perspective, with contrasting lace borders arranged in bold stripes over sculpted, iconic silhouettes. Glitter confetti and pearl beading mimic champagne bubbles. The fluidity of the silhouettes made me dream of floating in a lush, garden-like setting evoking pure fantasy. The air is undeniably celebratory. This collection is undoubtedly headed for the red carpet, and there are plenty of potential moments hiding in the pages of this season lookbook.  Who else would you like to see bring looks from this collection to life on the red carpet?

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