Models came out in 5 shades of blue eyeshadow that seemed a world away from the incredible collection. The show – “Uncursed” – took us through a mass of stunning black looks and led us through blues, golds, and (eventually) whites by means of ostrich feathers and heavy embroidery. Obsessing over oil-spill foil-printed neoprene.
If and when I am asked the inevitable fashion stylist question – “Who is your favourite fashion designer?” – Marchesa is always the first name that comes to mind.
Inspired by the sea (“Sadko in the Underwater Kingdom” by Ilya Repin and sea life drawings by Ernst Haeckel), the Spring/Summer 2012 collection couldn’t have left me on a bigger high. It was Marchesa; sculptural, thoughtful, fanciful and unique. Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman have found the perfect partners in each other, as the neutral-heavy collection was so multi layered (tulle, embroidery, mesh, draped organza) it felt like four couture collections in one. They defy gravity and drop jaws all at once. View Post
Though it’s somewhat of an impossibility, Charles Dickens’ Miss Havisham was Miss New York during the beginning of Fashion Week-age, being confirmed as the muse for Prabal Gurung and Marchesa. Speaking of the latter, designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig have stolen my heart yet again. They used every trick in the book, and then created some of their own. I mean….holy corsetry/tulle/embroidery – I am coveting the chance to see these out of their halcyon presentation. The top five looks are below! View Post
The Golden Globes were pretty impressive this year; even the bad dresses were good. Third favourite? Olivia Wilde in Marchesa and Christian Louboutin. Clashing and unapologetic as an ensemble should ever be. Now for first and second! View Post