|Something from last Fashion Week. Perhaps fairly difficult to wear, but it's so fun!|
Friday, February 18, 2011
TO-DIE: Marchesa Fall 2011 RTW
Anybody who knows me well knows that I adore Marchesa. Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig's focus is always upon eveningwear, but they always manage to have fun with the occasion and inject whimsy into something which has been overcome with much minimalism in recent years. The ladies do get ragged on quite frequently for producing pieces that are over-conceptualized and too "fussy". I say fuck that. I think evening-wear is the occasion where you can have the most fun with design, and why shouldn't they go completely bazonkers?!
Something Marchesa has always been good at is marrying their aesthetic to their inspiration. This year is no different on that front, even if it has lead them to some interesting places design-wise. Georgina Chapman said that the inspiration came from a late-night viewing of David Lean's adaptation of Dickens' Great Expectations and noticing the decaying fabulous opulence of Miss Havisham. For those who haven't seen the film, Lean's Miss Havisham is played by Martita Hunt and looks like this:
Posted by Matthew at 12:29 PM