Runway Report: Marchesa SS18

Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig looked to the East for their SS18 collection inspiration. The duo was encapsulated by the 1920’s explorer Aimée Crocker, who was known to have fled to Japan to settle for a life of jewels, snakes, and lovers.

In true Marchesa fashion, stunning gowns, dresses and separates flooded the catwalk in a palette of monochrome, lime jelly, bubblegum, lavender, tomato and variated pastels. Raspberry satin was knotted into the bust of an ombre tassel flapper dress, while a dove gray taffeta floor-length number was embroidered with multi-tone flowers in peach and pale ambrosia. As for the showstopper? A noir, tulle A-line dress with Japanese kimono-type wrap and 3D cherry blossom applique detail.

Although this range falls under the SS18 umbrella, it’s worth noting that Marchesa is an all-year-round collection that quenches all wardrobes thirsts. The duo, yet again, were successfully able to translate their vision into wearable works of art, allowing any wearer to set her own dress code.

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Sabi Datoo-Lalji is a British Fashion Editor and Consultant living in Chelsea, NYC. When she isn't dreaming about Valentino Rock Studs, Sabi can be found practicing yoga and finding zen-like havens for her blog (www.zenandthecity.net) Follow her whimsicle footprint on Twitter & Instagram @sabidatoolalji