Sometimes you expect and anticipate something from a brand and even though you know what you are going to get, you still feel elated and delighted. That's the case with Marchesa. They are known for their ornate, effulgent, rich style and elaborate embroidery and we expect the same from them every season - and boy do they deliver! Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of brand Marchesa bring their signature resplendent, luxurious style to New York Fashion Week with Marchesa Fall 2013 collection.
The inspiration of the collection is a painting called Portrait of Maria Teresa de Vallabriga on Horseback by Spanish artist Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes. The artist's romantic style and the painting's aristocratic sartorial content of 17th Century Europe lay the foundation for Marchesa RTW Fall 2013 collection. There are voluminous satin gowns with intricate embroidery, sheer sleeved jackets with elaborately detailed panels, cowl-backs, gathered, cascade style trains of evening gowns and exquisite beading work on dresses.
The colors of Marchesa Fall 2013 collection are regal. Red dominates the collection in all its shades, from burgundy to maroon - and contrasts well with delicate grey and blush color palette. The satin jackets with peplum waists and one shouldered gowns with tiered skirts - all meant to underscore the feminine, romantic and magnificent style of Marchesa designers Chapman and Craig. Although, we have to admit, some pieces leaned towards gaudy as if they are tired of their heaviness, but the queens of red carpet couture still dazzle and excite with their sumptuous Fall 2013 collection.