Thursday, 14 February 2013

Marchesa Fall 2013- New York Fashion Week

Marchesa- elegant, detailed and refined. With a similar vibe to Oscar de la Renta with the sheer amount of work in the draping, embroidery and embellishments, I believe this could be the best Marchesa collection yet. 

Lots of black, red, sparkles and brocade were seen this season. Pleasantly unsurprising. 

What I found particularly special was the unique transparent mesh panels teamed with the richer fabrics like silk and satin. Peter pan collars also seemed to make a comeback... yay! 

In terms of the hair and makeup, simplicity was key. So far we've seen a lot of bold, red lips and voluminous hair, i.e. Diane Von Furstenberg's disco vibe. Marchesa opted for a more masculine hair and beauty combination with slicked back, short hair with "barely-there" makeup. The details were in the dresses and nothing else, as expected.

I can see so many of these creations on award show red carpets already. Altogether, the collection looked like high-scale couture, not RTW but what can I say, Marchesa can pull it off. 

The show was dramatic, to say the least. Less detail in the backgrounds and other details (shoes etc.). All the focus was on the model and only her. 

Huge amounts of detail on the sides of this long, black gown. Airy chiffon sleeves with tight cuffs at the bottom and a peter pan collar add the unexpected surprise to this otherwise, conventionally elegant dress. 

Brocade at its best. Plum red velvet teamed with gorgeous lace up heels. Love the tight fit at the top which graduates to a more flowing fit at the skirt.  
Similar to the first look with the airy chiffon sleeves, this bright red, floral, tight-fit dress is a winner.  This dress is so intricately fitted and tightened at the right places to define and highlight the feminine figure. 

Love this simple off-the-shoulder gown with jewelled details on the middle and on the sleeve cuffs. The draping makes this dress. 

Rich, magenta ballgown wrapped perfectly around the bodice. The fabric is unbeatable.


Again, the airy chiffon sleeves add demureness to the inner corset which leads to a longer black, shiny skirt. Love the black and gold combination. 
The sweetheart neckline is everywhere for Fall 2013 and it works beautifully with this dress. Best dress of the collection with the tight corset and flowing trail.