Boat trip in Turkey inspires a collection

Boat trip in Turkey inspires a collection

NEW YORK - The Associated Press
Boat trip in Turkey inspires a collection


The red carpets unrolled for the upcoming Hollywood award season could see a parade of ocean-inspired gowns if Monique Lhuillier has anything to do with it.

Lhuillier, a favorite source for celebrity gowns, presented a bright aqua lace gown draped with tulle overlay gaving the illusion of rippling waves as well as a one-shoulder, tiered gown in crepe at the New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on Sept. 9. “My inspiration this season came from a wonderful trip I had in Turkey. I was on a boat and I was looking at the beautiful landscape and water and I was like, that’s it. This is the feeling I want for spring,” Lhuillier said backstage.

Blues, greens, purples

Another gown in the collection was sea-glass green, embroidered with sparkly beads and featuring a low cut, sheer illusion back. A textured, jacquard, strapless gown with a trumpet hemline gave off an underwater kaleidoscope of colors effect, shimmering with blues, greens and purples.

“The Emmys are coming up and some of the looks have been selected so they’re on hold,” said Lhuillier. Bet the gold, coral-embellished, sculpted gown that served as the collection’s finale is one them.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will continue through Sept. 13 before the fashion crowd heads to London, Milan and Paris.