The Monique Lhuillier Spring 2020 Bridal collection materializes a captivating fantasy in a dramatic lineup of heirloom gowns set in a lush, Italian secret garden.
“I had a very clear vision of what I wanted to do,” Monique Lhuillier said of her latest bridal collection, which drew on lush Italian gardens. “I wanted to make iconic dresses that can live on.” She described some of those gowns as having “traditional newness,” meaning form and construction were prioritized over her usual embellishments.
Signature silhouettes are embellished with decadent embroideries in luxurious fabrics in a palette of blossom, cameo and champagne. Rose Jacquard, Duchess Satin and Mosaic Lace transform classic silhouettes, creating an air of royalty, while floral print, open weave silk gazar and Magnolia Embroidered Tulle add an element of grandeur.
Dramatic capes and jackets with exaggerated trains, along with high-low hems and detachable overskirts give versatility to the modern bride. Soft layers of tulle and embellished appliqués create depth and dimension.
“While there is a resurrection of traditional dresses [happening now], brides still want to see things they’ve never seen before,” says Lhuillier. “They’re ready to experiment.”