Marchesa Resort

After only viewing a few of the floor sweeping hemlines and hand-painted silk gauze gowns from Marchesa’s latest collection, it was abundantly clear that Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig were fully embracing their exquisitely feminine and ultra romantic roots for Resort 2015.  One simple indication of this were the silhouettes – some of which were originally presented in their first collection (hello, gorgeous black silk-combo trousers) – except this season they were reinterpreted with delicate detailed necklines, drapes of tulips and racy peek-a-boo’s of skin like with a high slit one-shouldered number or the deep “V” created by precisely placed lace. Another sign of Marchesa’s origins? An extensive amount of chantilly lace and intricate embroidery found throughout the ballgowns and glamorous cocktail attire.  Adding extra sparkle were layers of well-intentioned crystals and hand beading which emphasized waistlines to create polished belts or added to the floral motifs by weaving themselves into vines and petals of flowers.

This combination of silhouettes, materials and trim found throughout the collection created such a dreamy mood it transcended us back to a different era, a time where cotillions and debutantes were a thing of the present, not of the past.  This became that much more apparent thanks to the hues that were showcased. Other than some stunning moments of water-color impressionist-like florals, ranges of metallics reigned supreme in golds, pale silvers and cool blues with accents of black and ballerina slipper pink creating an antique vibe and making us want to create any excuse possible to twirl all night long in such classic Marchesa pieces.

Jillian Magenheim is a writer, editor and a digital media/PR consultant for fashion and beauty brands. You can follow her thoughts on Twitter @Magenhaz and Instagram @jillianrose_m

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