One of the most anticipated pre-fall 2017 collections is here, and it won’t disappoint you! The Marchesa pre-fall 2017 collection is, as usual, all about Marchesa’s standard motifs, yet here translated to a more versatile, yet always high-end, dream-array of Fabergé references and separates.
For their Marchesa pre-fall 2017 collection, fashion designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig had a clear plan going on through their minds while designing the garments, and it even brought them to another country, namely Russia, as well as to another époque, i. e. the Baroque era.
In doing so, they also challenged themselves with new perspectives on fashion and Marchesa as a fashion house itself, which were those of delivering a collection that could show how skillfully they “tried to be quite commercially minded, and we’ve gone more heavily into separates,” as Chapman note.
With the separates being more “commercial”, the designers embellished the proposals in the best Marchesa-inspired way thanks to Peter Carl Fabergé’s notorious limited edition eggs, created by him along with his company between 1885 and 1917. Initially crafted for the Russian tsars (they still are a recognized symbol of the Romanovs’ dynasty), Fabergé’s eggs got inspired by the artist’s travels to the Hermitage, one of Saint Petersburg’s main museums, wherein Fabergé immersed himself while looking for sources of inspiration.
Opulent and fairytale-like, Farbegé’s eggs combine top-notch materials with intricate embroideries, often close to the Baroque’s art and architecture. Out of the 50 eggs the House of Fabergé made, only 43 survived, but we could fairly state that the Marchesa pre-fall 2017 collection could be sort of regarded as a rebirth of such designs, here figuratively transposed to fashion.
For their 32-piece collection, Chapman and Craig mainly focused on dust, soft colors, such as pink, lilac and golden beiges, as well as on intricate lace and bejeweled embroideries that mainly depict fields of luxurious flowers, only to interrupt them with more rich and vivid shades, such as fuchsia, applied to sleeker fabrics and structured figures.
Although being all about peplum cuts and princess-like gowns, most of the Marchesa pre-fall 2017 collection’s proposals feature layers of structured cuts and pleats that are nothing but breathtaking, and also exude Marchesa’s signature Hollywood-inspired take on fashion.
Although being primarily red carpet-ready, a great deal of the proposals is also meant to be worn during more “casual” occasions or at least on less pompous events. Having decided to explore the world of separates, Chapman and Craig’s collection could be regarded as a well-thought and balanced mixture of high-end garments and more versatile ones, with the latter (such as peplum tops and skirts) meant to be mix-and-matched with one another. Other outfits even feature day-to-day silhouettes, such as flared lines and miniskirts, with an unexpected take on cocktail dresses that we greatly appreciate.
Whether it is all about ‘casual’ looks or standard Marchesa soigné statements, Marchesa will always keep on amazing us with its astounding fashion evolutions and creations.
Photos courtesy of Vogue