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MarchesaSpring Summer 2015 London

Runway Review
9/13/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

For Marchesa's 10th anniversary, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig went back home to London, showing their Spring collection in an extravagant room in the Banqueting House on Whitehall. The assortment was one of their most delicate and cheerful ever: a happy celebration of a decade in the game which is rare in this day and age. Marchesa has been firm in their original concept from the beginning and that has been a crucial element of their staying power. The design duo created a fairy tale lineup here - one speaking to the dreams they have seen fulfilled over their ten years in fashion.

A white tiered tulle and colorful floral embroidered gown on Georgia May Jagger was the first look out, signalling that a fanciful boho chic set of offerings was in store. A white cropped tuxedo blazer felt very rock and roll, an off-the-shoulder flower-emblazoned number was Stevie Nicks gypsy gone airy, and a gold metallic tiered design was pure and unadulterated fantasy. A white lace cape blouse with a matching high-waist ruffle-detailed skirt was perfect for a bridal shower and a fringe-embellished jumpsuit in a blooming print was both ethereal and functional.

The looks were graceful with a cobweblike fragility at times, relaying a spirit of soft femininity. A white ruffle tiered gown was subtle and tender in its delivery, while a gold metallic lace halter top paired with a multicolor jacquard sarong was dainty without being saccharine.

Romance was on high, almost levitating the models above the runway with its enchantment and charm. Though at times the collection was uncontrolled in its use of adornment (lace, fringe, and tulle were at times in overabundance), it didn't take away from that quintessential Marchesa magic. The complex needlework was indeed awe-inspiring: a demonstration of how far the brand has come over the last decade and how much further they will go in the years to come.

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9/13/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

For Marchesa's 10th anniversary, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig went back home to London, showing their Spring collection in an extravagant room in the Banqueting House on Whitehall. The assortment was one of their most delicate and cheerful ever: a happy celebration of a decade in the game which is rare in this day and age. Marchesa has been firm in their original concept from the beginning and that has been a crucial element of their staying power. The design duo created a fairy tale lineup here - one speaking to the dreams they have seen fulfilled over their ten years in fashion.

A white tiered tulle and colorful floral embroidered gown on Georgia May Jagger was the first look out, signalling that a fanciful boho chic set of offerings was in store. A white cropped tuxedo blazer felt very rock and roll, an off-the-shoulder flower-emblazoned number was Stevie Nicks gypsy gone airy, and a gold metallic tiered design was pure and unadulterated fantasy. A white lace cape blouse with a matching high-waist ruffle-detailed skirt was perfect for a bridal shower and a fringe-embellished jumpsuit in a blooming print was both ethereal and functional.

The looks were graceful with a cobweblike fragility at times, relaying a spirit of soft femininity. A white ruffle tiered gown was subtle and tender in its delivery, while a gold metallic lace halter top paired with a multicolor jacquard sarong was dainty without being saccharine.

Romance was on high, almost levitating the models above the runway with its enchantment and charm. Though at times the collection was uncontrolled in its use of adornment (lace, fringe, and tulle were at times in overabundance), it didn't take away from that quintessential Marchesa magic. The complex needlework was indeed awe-inspiring: a demonstration of how far the brand has come over the last decade and how much further they will go in the years to come.


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