Marchesa's Spring 2015 show presented at New York Bridal Week was all about dreamy, ethereal dresses made from silk chiffon, re-embroidered lace, deluxe satins and cascading layers of tulle.
Marchesa is a brand much loved by celebrities and it never fails to present opulent couture wedding gowns meticulously made from luxurious fabrics hand decorated with stunning embellishments. Impeccable craftsmanship and exquisite detailing are the brand’s main qualities and, according to many fashion experts, this bridal collection was one of the best Chapman and Craig ever made.
When trying to express her vision of a bride, Chapman said that she should feel like a princess: “beautiful, romantic and ethereal”. This is why the dresses from this collection look so wonderfully sparkly, delicate and even surreal. They are embellished with gleaming crystals, pearls, beads, sequins and satin flowers which definitelly made the models look like fairytale princesses.
The look was enhanced with subtle make-up which included berry lips and pink cheeks to empahises the natural beauty of each model. The haird was impressive too with gorgeous, beautifully sculpted pinned up braids decorated with flower garlands. The dresses were paired with fresh white floral bouquets or tiny white clutch purses with metallic embellishments, pretty lace pumps and socks made from Chantilly lace.
Apart from classical ball gowns in white and ivory, this breathtaking 20-piece collection also includes dresses in soft pink. There were also some cocktail-length wedding dresses teamed with long veils to create a fun contrast and also 1950s inspired tea-length dress with long sleeved bodices made out of corded lace and a wavy silk skirt. Even though the collection was mainly about traditional romantic wedding dresses, it was interesting to see less formal bridal dresses which can be easily packed in a suitcase making them ideal for destination weddings and brides who want something a little bit different.
The collection features fabulous illusion necklines and off-the-shoulder dresses also influenced by the 1950s. One of our favourite dresses from the show was the one inspired by Grace Kelly’s wedding gown from 1956. The dress features a tight-fitted lace bodice, pleated waist and a voluminous skirt. While Grace’s gown was more complex with long sleeves, crepe bodice with lace overlay and several petticoats underneath to hold the structure, Marchesa's version is modern and effortless with short sleeves and slightly more relaxed silhouette.
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