June 04, 2012 New York
Lhuillier toughened up her offerings with "not-so-pretty" (her words, not ours) silhouettes and quirky twists. She also played with embossed lamb leather made to look like crocodile skin, as well as some bold, artsy prints. Abstract florals, drippy paint strokes, and graphic hydrangeas found their way onto a range of tailored shorts, dresses, and trousers done in a sporty scuba material. Overall, the clothes were punchy and fresh. They'll do well in her first New York store, set to open at the end of August.