monique lhuillier

Photo Journal: NYFW fall 2016 recap

There were so many shows during the fall/winter 2016/2017 runways at New York Fashion Week. I was honored to be invited to attend a small fraction of those runway presentations. Although I try hard to take pictures at each show so that I can share them with you, sometimes I am not in the right spot to get photos. Most of the time my photos are washed out, or blurry. It can be difficult to take pictures from the side!

I always feel lucky when I have a front row seat, or a seat facing the models as they walk down the runway. That is when I am able to get the best photos to share with you.

The single designer articles I shared with you were the ones where I was able to get photos which really capture a good segment of the designer’s collection. Otherwise, I was able to get at least one photo from each show I attended. These photos can give you a snapshot of what I saw on the runway, and what we can expect to see in stores for fall 2016!

Without further adieu, here is my fall 2016 New York Fashion Week recap!

Day one: February 11, 2016

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Marissa Webb fall 2016. Click here to see my full coverage.

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A Detacher fall 2016. Click here to see my full coverage.


Marcel Ostertag fall 2016. Click here for my full coverage.

Day Two: February 12, 2016


Zimmermann fall 2016. Click here for my full coverage.

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Backstage with L’Oreal Professionnel at Pamella Roland. Click here for coverage.


O’2nd fall 2016.


Cromat fall 2016 MADE Fashion Week at Milk Studios.

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Nika Tang fall 2016.

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Francesca Liberatore fall 2016.

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Demoo Parkchoonmoo fall 2016. Click here for full coverage.

Day three: February 13, 2016

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Taoray Wang fall 2016.

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Leanne Marshall fall 2016. Click here for my full coverage.


Michelle Helene fall 2016.

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Monique Lhuillier fall 2016.

Day four: February 14, 2016

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Asia Fashion Collection fall 2016. Click here for full coverage.

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Custo Barcelona fall 2016

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Michael DePaulo fall 2016.

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Runa Ray fall 2016

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Vivienne Hu fall 2016 with AtoG Lingerie. Click here for full coverage.

Day five: February 15, 2016

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Reem Acra fall 2016.

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Vivienne Tam fall 2016.

All photos by Cathy OBrien/Bay Area Fashionista 2016©

Monique Lhuillier spring 2016 New York Fashion Week

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Photos: Cathy OBrien/Bay Area Fashionista 2015©

Monique Lhuillier is always one of my favorite shows during New York Fashion Week. Her designs are always dreamy, and inspirational. The Monique Lhuillier spring 2016 collection evoked a vintage vibe which was a cross between the 1960s and the 1980s; creating a modern, colorful, collection which will surely take the spring/summer 2016 season in a new fashion direction.

For the spring 2016 season, Monique Lhuillier showed vivid colors mixed together in a feminine, uplifting manner. I love the solid colors, the small prints, delicate details, luxurious fabrications, timeless clutches, lust-worthy shoes (reserve a blue pair for me!), and geometry.

As you can see from the photos above, Monique Lhuillier hung large, geometric shapes from the ceiling, which hung over her New York Fashion Week runway.The geometry in the decor, combined with the softer geometry of the collection, set the perfect tone for the show.

The Monique Lhuillier spring 2016 runway show also attracted a star-studded audience. I had the perfect view of Ken Downing from my seat! I could see which looks caught his eye as he raised his phone to snap pictures; his reactions were all positive. Love that!

It will be fun to see the Monique Lhuillier spring 2016 collection hit store shelves. I already have my eyes on the shoes, and a few runway pieces. What was your favorite look on her NYFW runway?

To find Monique Lhuillier online, please visit

To view her current collection, please click here.

To view the Monique Lhuillier spring 2016 runway show at New York Fashion Week, please view the video below by FashionFataleIII and be sure to subscribe to their YouTube channel for great runway videos!

Monique Lhuillier spring/summer 2015 New York Fashion Week

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Photos: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2014©

Monique Lhuillier sent her spring/summer 2015 collection down the New York Fashion Week runway on September 5, 2014. This was by far my favorite show of New York Fashion Week. The colors were muted and dreamy, the entire show was dream-like as the models floated down the runway in dresses and garments worthy of a princess. The stitching was intricate, the designs flawless and the silhouettes were flattering.

The colors were feminine and soft along with the fabrics. Pant legs were cropped, a trend on the spring 2015 runways in New York, while skirt hemlines hit mostly below the knee; another trend. The shoes were bi-color and offered a thick, sturdy heel with an ankle strap. The finale dresses and final walk included beautiful iridescent flowers falling from the sky; in line with the dream-like production. 

To watch Monique Lhuillier’s spring/summer 2015 show from New York Fashion Week, please watch the IMG Fashion video below.