While the celebrities are fully engaged with the preparations for the red carpet appearances, Marchesa presented its fall winter 2013-2014 ready-to-wear collection as part of the New York Fashion Week 2013. Marchesa is strongly associated with the red carpet attire since it specializes on the fairytail gowns.
However this evening things went different: the models appeared wearing the trousers under the ballgowns and jackets with complicated folds. So, this time the collection looked more theatrical than red carpet.
Georgina Chapman commented on this fall winter 2013-2014 collection:
We took inspiration from a Goya painting from the late 1700s, titled ‘Portrait of Maria Teresa De Vallabriga on Horseback’. We took notes from Goya’s non-conventional approach to the traditional equestrian portrait, pairing deconstructed corsetry with tailored skirting and embroidered trousers.
We played with the juxtaposition of light and dark hues and applied antique gold leaf embroidery and floral threadwork to add a softer, more feminine touch evocative of the Romantic period.
So, now we can see where the collection took its roots. It was filled with the rich embroidery and stiff flounces and folds, full skirts with the theatrical feel, embroidered bodices and off-the-shoulder playful necklines. The swellings shirts allowed creating the effect of the angelic clouds around the models.
As for the original items, the collection featured the flowing gown in magenta, which transforms into the meringue marvels, ruffled tail or another nude number. These gowns will definitely bring at attitude to your look.