Gathered ruffles with feathered details and sparkling elements were expressed delicately throughout the Lulu Yilu Spring/Summer 2022 collection. Patterns were also not the average flower-inspired print but likened to paint splashes. The opening couture piece featured a total volume coat-like shawl in a deep blue tone. However, there was tact in applying the paint to the satin fabric. Some strokes seemed heavier on one side and more gently blended on the other. The pink gown underneath was a great color that brought out the shawl’s details.
LuLu’s A-line dress showed how a garment piece could also share the traits of an accessory. The lovely rose color with gold beading gave the classic black dress a modern touch. The peplum style dresses also had traces of Spring’s most popular trends: ruffled sleeves and strapless design. Every item had an illuminating effect. The cocktail dresses also had unique placement of the ruffles, on the bust or around the waist. There is even a gown covered in white feathers. That could denote Spring’s most famous animal; the bird.
Orange was another color also featured in LuLu Couture’s collection, with paint splashed in contrasting green shades. This particular gown had an exciting design. The cummerbund-like piece was layered on the bust and from the back, giving the dress a prominent structure.
The closing gown was immaculately poised, too, with various sized ruffles, gather-bunched fine cloth, and sheer black fabric. It was a full bloom in white, cream, and off-white. LuLu brought such a unique perspective to Haute Couture this Spring 2022. She is a hugely talented designer.