February 15, 2013

The Splendor Of Femininity In The Marchesa Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

For the Fall/Winter 2013 season, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig drew their inspiration from Francisco de Goya’s Portrait of Maria Teresa de Vallabriga on Horseback, illustrating the grandeur of 17th century European aristocracy throughout their entire cold season collection.

Exploring the concepts of construction and deconstruction, along with the equestrian theme, Chapman and Craig imagined outfits made up of matador trousers paired with structural coats with high collars and ample skirts, strict blazers with rigid, geometric lines, or corsets with dramatic peplum waists.

The rest of the show concentrated on label’s signature ultra-feminine silhouettes, Floor-length evening gowns in precious fabrics such as silk, tulle or satin, were alternated on the runway in two different versions: the structural one, with a distinctly opulent vibe, in the form of carefully sculpted dresses, with royal-looking gold thread embroidery, and the romantic one, with fluid, almost ethereal silhouettes, with rich beading and romantic drapings that expertly envelop the curves of the female body.

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