You always expect drama and glamor (not to mention, red carpet-worthy gowns) at Marchesa. Design duo Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig definitely delivered both this season–but it was of a much softer, subtler variety.
The gowns, which were as gorgeous as always, were more slinky and form-fitting; the fabrics more delicate and soft. Chapman told Style.com that this season they forwent their usual corsetry and boning. “It’s much more relaxed.” Indeed.
The show notes called out “playful curiosities” and 1920s flappers. The latter was interpreted quite literally in the fringe skirts, intricately pearl beaded gowns, and a drop waist silhouette. But the decade’s influence could also be seen in the bloomers peeking through the transparent lace and tulle. Undergarments were certainly a theme, with a handful of gowns recalling delicate, vintage nighties. Lest the whole thing become too sweet, too precious, Chapman and Craig enlisted Scott Campbell to decorate the model’s bodies with butterfly and flower tattoos.