It’s hard to articulate what time period Marchesa belongs in. There’s so much fantasy sewn into every single design that the effect borders on timeless. Like the brand, it’s too perfect then that Marchesa’s spring/summer 2013 collection would premiere in Grand Central Station, a trans-cultural hub in the metro city center of the world, where people chase their dreams every day.
British design team Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig took on the grand task of setting up a runway in a high traffic public venue to fete their gracious high-heeled strides.
The duo aimed their inspirational compass at the Indian continent of the 1960s this season, trading in tight silhouettes for sari-style drapery. Sparkling fabrics, jewel-icious embroidering, ornate beading, and jingling tassels were used to create the colorful and exquisite textiles that are Marchesa’s signature aesthetic.
The collection is like one of those dreams you have where you can remember it all vividly, a lush rarity. The most memorable pieces included a slinky garnet column gown with tiered fringe and a dangerously adventurous beaded neckline, tunics with capris (yes, Marchesa designed some capris), and stunning gowns in all white. The models wore crystal Christian Louboutin kitten heels you’ll see on a red carpet near you, no doubt.
Marchesa has been attracting the attention of high profile celebrities lately. Front rows attendees included Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, Tyra Banks, Stacy Keibler, Kelly Osbourne, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Rachel Roy.
What's more, Blake Lively got married to Ryan Reynolds this past Sunday in a Marchesa design.