Marchesa transported guests at its New York Fashion Week showcase, to a Japanese garden with tulle and silk satin gowns graced with golden leaves, rose swirls and 3D petals.
For the American label's Spring/Summer 2018 collection, Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig paid tribute to Bohemian world traveler Aimee Crocker who spent years exploring the Far East a century ago.
"You will see a lot of cherry blossoms," said Chapman. "You are going to see a lot of sort of obi tie bows but also evoking the romance of the Edwardian era too, so sort of pulling the two together."
Shoulder-baring cocktail dresses came in silver and ivory tones as well as hues like pale pink and lilac. Corseted gowns sprouted ostrich feathers and pearl strands draped around plunging necklines.
The dressmakers stayed true to their feminine, romantic style, showing delicate gowns with dramatic bows and heavy embroidering.
But the showstopper was an unexpected shoulder-baring ballgown that took hundreds of hours to make, the designers revealed.
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