Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig created another wonderful bridal collection for Marchesa, which can only be described as romantic, feminine and very beautiful. Unlike many other designers who wanted to implement cutting-edge trends to their collections, such as new colours, original shapes and floral prints, Marchesa stayed true to its signature style and opted for classical silhouettes and luxury fabrics adorned with dazzling embellishments. Knowing that brides want to look spectacular on their big day and wear dresses that will make everyone gasp, they worked with corsetry, delicate laces, 3D appliqués, embroidery, illusion details and decadent beadwork.
From sexy mermaid silhouettes to opulent ball gowns and elaborate A-line dresses, the collection features very different looks to suit all kinds of tastes and body shapes. There is also a short cocktail frock with a feather skirt for brides who would rather wear a flapper-style dress than a traditional floor-length gown and a Grecian-style column dress with draping at the back, which is great for semi-formal daytime weddings. The selection of necklines is versatile too with various styles from sweetheart bodice with deep plunge and off-the-shoulder sleeves to jewelled illusion necks with cap sleeves.
With feathers being a huge bridal trend for spring/summer 2016, designers also used them to make gorgeous flower-shaped appliqués sewn onto the clouds of tulle. Other major trends featured in this collection include deep necklines, low backs with illusion detailing and tiered ball gown skirts. Spring-inspired floral motifs were everywhere, from laces and brocade to embroidery, beadwork and appliqués, adding even more glamour and romance to each dress.
Fabrics include tulle, organza, lace and silk faille, which looked even more luxurious with gleaming metallic beads and delicate floral appliqués. Models wore statement earrings and beaded crowns, which wonderfully complemented the glamorous dresses. With such gorgeous dresses and accompanying accessories, hair neatly tied in a bended ponytail and make-up finished off with glam white eyeliner, the Marchesa bride looks prettier and more sophisticated than ever. Chapman and Craig admit it is one of their favourite collections and that they immensely enjoyed making it. “We are a ‘romantics’ brand and we wanted to infuse our signature style into the dresses”, they said.
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