Runway Review: Marchesa Spring 2015

Marchesa’s ten year anniversary homecoming to London has been highly anticipated – Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman didn’t disappoint. Inspired by a ‘modern-gypsy Woodstock spirit’, a bohemian collection full of charm and clear displays of the duo’s attention to craftsmanship and detail ensued.

Held in London’s opulent Banqueting House, Georgia May Jagger opened the show in a white, tiered lace and tulle gown, with bold floral threadwork woven throughout. A whimsical feel was evident across the board, with billowing fairytale princess-like sleeves, a saccharine sweet palette and delicate embroideries that grew up from hemlines.

As the collection developed, cobalt blue and yellow were introduced with tropical birds hand-painted on a shift dress and tea-length skirt. The added drama was followed by cocktail dresses, sensual gauzy lace and chic tailoring, including backless ruffled shirts and a backless duchess satin blazer.

The finale was every bit as beautiful as the start. In the run-up, we loved the bold pink skirt with a  floral embroidered t-shirt top on Jacquetta Wheeler. Lastly a dusty v-neck tulle gown was unveiled, complete with romantic full skirt and sleeves, with pastel feathers and crystals trailing down the front, back and subtle train, and on a headpiece, crafted in to fantastical flowers.

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Based just outside London, Sarah-Leigh Bunting is a seasoned editor and marketer, having worked with some of the world's biggest fashion and interior brands and retailers. In 2012 Sarah-Leigh co-founded What Peggy Did Next (http://www.whatpeggydidnext.co.uk/), an event and communications agency based in the UK. You can follow Sarah on... Instagram - @sarah_leigh_b Twitter - sarah_leigh_b Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SarahLeighsStyleFiles/