Marchesa – London Fashion Week – Day 1

Arriving home on Saturday morning from New York, I hit the ground running as I prepped myself for the first show of London Fashion Week that evening: Marchesa.

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the brand, Creative Directors Karen Craig and Georgina Chapman made the notable decision to show in London for the first time, rather than New York.

The show opened with a gypsy-inspired, tiered dress, worn by the gorgeous Georgia May Jagger. The floral embroidery was exquisite, while the delicate lace flipped with every step. The floor-length dress referenced the Woodstock era, while the choice of model echoed that same romanticised, rock-n-roll fantasy.

Unsurprisingly for a brand known for its red carpet credentials, the gowns stole the show, although it was a much closer call than you might expect: the peacock-print skirts were a masterpiece in themselves.

Georgia May Jagger opening for Marchesa SS15 at LFW

Opening the show: rock-‘n’-roll royalty, Georgia May Jagger

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The balance between gauzy fabrics and sensitive detail could be seen throughout the collection

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The sky high platform sandals had the models reaching heady heights

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A highlight: the penultimate look was divine in a delicate pink tulle

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Jacquetta Wheeler closing the show in an exquisite fairy-tale gown

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Backstage after the show with Georgia May Jagger

Seated beside a very proud (even tearful!) Mrs Chapman, I had the perfect vantage point; I also spotted Anna Wintour, Harvey Weinstein, Hamish Bowles, and Rita Ora nearby.

After the show, I dashed backstage to congratulate the designers and then onto the after-party at 141 Park Lane.

Catch up with Day 2 tomorrow – inc. Preen by Thornton Bregazzi & Matthew Williamson.

xo Emma

 

All photos by Michael Miller (2014)