Fashion Houston, the Bayou City’s version of fashion week, concluded it’s third season this evening at the Wortham Center, and I was fortunate enough to attend the final show (though not fortunate enough to take any really great pictures, so please excuse the amateur quality of my iPhone shots.)
The four-day run of the three-year-old showcase ended on a strong foot, with Monique Lhuiller sending her Spring 2013 RTW down the runway while a soundtrack akin to spa music–if spa music had bass–and a bold water colored screen–the hues of which made me inexplicably uneasy–facilitated the environment.
I didn’t love it, but I’ll forgive it because the clothes were phenom. More structural, graphic pieces were balanced with the delicate gowns for which Lhuillier is known, some of which bordered on otherworldly.
The collection was also huge on peplums, which continues to be a strong trend for spring: