Shoe Lust: Monique Lhuillier Spring 2013


Everyone loves Monique Lhuillier for her showstopping red carpet wear, but the designer is branching out for Spring 2013 with her very first shoe collection. The pieces are perfect accompaniments to her standout gowns, though they can just as easily start a conversation on their own, uplifting even the simplest ensembles.

monique-lhuillier-spring-2013-shoes-3 monique-lhuillier-spring-2013-shoes-4 monique-lhuillier-spring-2013-shoes-5 monique-lhuillier-spring-2013-shoes-1 monique-lhuillier-spring-2013-shoes-2

Lace is a big focal point in the collection, in true Lhuillier fashion. The sultry fabric plays on ankle-strap pumps, peep-toe booties, on-trend pointed toe pumps, and against leather, for a feminine juxtaposition of hard and soft elements.

monique-lhuillier-spring-2013-shoes-14 monique-lhuillier-spring-2013-shoes-6 monique-lhuillier-spring-2013-shoes-7 monique-lhuillier-spring-2013-shoes-9 monique-lhuillier-spring-2013-shoes-10 monique-lhuillier-spring-2013-shoes-11 monique-lhuillier-spring-2013-shoes-12 monique-lhuillier-spring-2013-shoes-13

The brand responds to Spring’s white shoe trend with ethereal confections in clean and crisp lace and leather, as well as mixing in a bit of nude canvas: one of the season’s requisite textures.

monique-lhuillier-spring-2013-shoes-17 monique-lhuillier-spring-2013-shoes-18 monique-lhuillier-spring-2013-shoes-19 monique-lhuillier-spring-2013-shoes-16

Exotic skins give rise to strappy shoes boasting cutout detailing and colorful styles putting fun spins on classic animal prints.


monique-lhuillier-spring-2013-shoes-24 monique-lhuillier-spring-2013-shoes-25

The collection then bursts into brights including pink, cobalt, and teal: solidifying Lhuillier’s place among the season’s statement shoes.

monique-lhuillier-spring-2013-shoes-33 monique-lhuillier-spring-2013-shoes-28 monique-lhuillier-spring-2013-shoes-29 monique-lhuillier-spring-2013-shoes-30 monique-lhuillier-spring-2013-shoes-31 monique-lhuillier-spring-2013-shoes-32

If you’re enamored with any of the above footwear, head to the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store in the Big Apple to start shopping and keep your eyes on for more locations as the year goes on.

Any pieces catch your eye?


Faith Cummings is a senior editor and staff writer for Fashion Bomb Daily.

  • Instagram

  • Shares