Marchesa Spring 2017 - Runway Review
September 14, 2016
Just when you thought Marchesa’s frothy elegance could be whittled down to a formula, designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig reinvent the wheel. While spring showcased plenty of signature ultrafeminine options, their designs shifted the focus to all things light—from sunrise to twilight’s eve.
Opening their show on a pretty pink note, the lineup featured a series of lovely dresses and gowns in organza, tulle and lamé accentuated by corseted bodices and embroidered with cascading ruffles and sequined 3-D flowers. They were all the attention-grabbing details that have made them red carpet favorites. The collection skewed younger than in past seasons—their iridescence no doubt an instant appeal.
Sunrise hues included lilac, light blue and blush pink. A mint tulle column with flutter sleeves was beautiful. A fit-and-flare silhouette was perfect for a slip in stretch silk, with its cut-out sides and lace hem. Aside from a one-shouldered Grecian dress in shiny gold lamé, the mood was more restrained than in the past.