This collection is absolutely breathtaking.
As each dress saunters down the runway, you encounter a subtle, yet distinct nod to the collections inspiration- Imperial China (known for lavish decoration, tonal landscapes, lacquered thrones and jade carvings). The collection is old world glamorous with flashes of flirty, feminine chicness that is red carpet ready. This may be one of my favorite Marchesa collections (which is saying a lot since I adore Marchesa).
Designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig explained further after their show during NYFW: “We were looking at different movies, from Farewell My Concubine to Crouching Tiger [Hidden Dragon]—all different ones,” Chapman said backstage. “It was the color stories, and the romance, and the costume that really fascinated us…It was really the opulence. You’ll see a lot of fringing, wisteria,” added Craig. “It’s a lot of things combined together to bring a quintessentially Marchesa collection, but with a nod to Chinese elements.”