31 March 2016

Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear : Marchesa


"Each girl has her own portrait - regal and powerful like a queen."

Said Georgina Chapman backstage of the Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear show for Marchesa. She is one half of the creative team behind Marchesa, and the other is Keren Craig. These two women are absolutely fantastic and inspiring - the pieces they present for Marchesa are truly phenomenal, and it has been a great year for Marchesa in terms of the award seasons - with countless A Listers donning their designs on the red carpet. The collection was debuted just over a week before the oscars, and the prediction was that many of the stars will be gracing the event in one of these beautiful creations. The prediction was correct - it is fair to say that everywhere you turned there was a Marchesa creation on the red carpet. From Heidi Klum who wore the beautiful lilac number in this collection to Isla Fisher, Chrissy Teigan and Sofia Vergara. They all looked mesmerising.

There were two main muses that both Chapman and Craig looked to for inspiration for this collection. The muses were evident in the pieces and it all brought together such a spectacular display. They took  an influence from John Singer Sargent who was an Edwardian artist who was famous for his paintings of high-society women in his lifetime. The second inspiration came from England, which of course I must say is known for it's regales and elegance when it comes to historic fashion. The pair said that they turnt to The Royal Gardens at Highgrove House located in Gloucestershire, which although is beautiful scenery, has a really big impact upon the theme and vibe of their collection today in New York.


The collection started with a bang, and kept up the regal momentum throughout the whole show. Each look was beautifully crafted, styled and presented - and that is exactly what makes Marchesa such a luxurious fashion house. Tiaras were graced on the catwalk, being teamed with captivating embellishments and embroidery which conveyed such a feminine feel. The designers again didn't hold back and presented to us gowns which were perfectly fit for a princess. Floor-sweeping numbers were decorated with heavy embellishment and accessories and even the more minimalistic number, a black dress with a thigh slit - was still heavily accessorised with a beautiful 3D flowers and organza at the neck. Marchesa really was giving us "More is More." The inspiration from the royal gardens really did heavily influence both the colour palette and the design of these gowns. From a stunning nude gown draped in red rose embroidery with a tulle of fabric at the bottom to give the slimline dress some volume to the flamboyant rose red gown, with tiers of beautiful fabrics - executed beautifully with 3D roses decorating the creation.

The collection was very flamboyant - but by no means eccentric. I can imagine most women in the world are gasping in awe at these looks. I cannot wait to see what Georgina and Keren bring for next season - as I am sure it is going to be as beautiful as this.


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