Monique Lhuillier roars back to the 20s for her Fall 2015 collection

Designer Monique Lhuillier opens her jewel box of colors for a collection inspired by the seductive 1920s.

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 13, 2015) (REUTERS) – Designer Monique Lhuillier harkened back to the 1920’s for her Fall 2015 collection unveiled at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York on Friday (February 13).

The veteran said she started to create her line by thinking about what she wanted to do differently and what felt right for the moment.

“I looked at a lot of silhouettes from the 1920s. And I wanted everything to be close to the body, I wanted to bring it back to the body but in a very fluid way. So there is no corsets at all in this collection, this women is liberated. But I wanted to bring also a stronger and more confident side to her so there is a lot more tailoring in outerwear in this collection.”

The designer sent 36 looks and models down the runway in garments that ranged from sheath and a-line dresses, pants, blouses and tuxedo jackets.

Lhuillier created structure with fur, lace, silk and suede on day and evening pieces.

The rich tones of the collection bounced off the all black runway.

“The color palette this season is dramatic. It’s a deeper tone of plum, lots of midnight blues and also teals and this ochre color you’ll see it woven throughout the collection. And you’ll also see it woven through my new accessories. Because this is the first time I’m debuting my handbag collection and my shoe collection. So you’ll see the same color palette with metals infused on the runway today.”

A various array of evening bags were constructed with everything from gunmetal accents to Lucite.

New York Fashion Week will run until February 19.