In their spring 2015 bridal collection shown at New York Bridal Week Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig stayed true to brand’s history and yet managed to add a contemporary touch to their romantic wedding gowns. They used luxurious fabrics such as rose point lace, silk tulle, peau de soie delustered satin which is perfect for draping and delicate Valenciennes lace. The dresses were embellished with crystals, beads, embroidery and handcrafted satin floral appliqués and featured gorgeous draped necklines and re-embroidered lace detailing.
The collection is influenced by Grace Kelly, 1950-s silhouettes, Grecian dresses and fairytale princesses. Chapman described her vision of Marchesa bride as “beautiful, romantic and ethereal” and even though we have seen many opulent ball gowns, the collection also featured some cocktail style wedding dresses which were designed for modern brides who might want to pack her gown in a suitcase and take it to a faraway destination but still hold on to the classical white dress code. Short lace dresses were matched with dramatic long veils, lace heels and socks made from Chantilly lace.
However, our favourite look was a stunning ball gown inspired by Grace Kelly’s wedding dress from 1956 with lace bodice, pleated waist and a voluminous skirt.