New York, Feb 19 (EFE).- The runways of New York Fashion Week have seen once again that when it comes to romanticism, there is no one quite like Marchesa.
The delicate and subtle essence of the brand, established by British designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, was on display on Wednesday in a line inspired by the charleston, pitting bold reds and blacks against delicate whites that showed that when it comes to feminine fashion, no one rivals the New York-based brand.
A parade of tulle, fringes, and appliqued flowers took the spectator to the roaring 1920's in a show that was opened by Russian supermodel Karolina Kurkova, breathtaking in a black fringe dress embroidered with poppies at the neck.
Dresses with feathers and dark fringes in shades of cherry red and jet black interspersed with lighter designs in pearl grey and white in the same fabrics were worn by models with bordeaux lips and waves in their hair evocative of black and white jazzy New York nights.
A messy array of net fabrics, V-shaped necklines, deep backs and contrasting capes came together in dresses that had Hollywood red carpet written all over them, not surprising for a brand that is used to dressing actresses for the prestigious Oscar awards.
Perhaps to find inspiration, Hollywood actress Blake Lively, who looked completely recovered from giving birth a few weeks ago, attended the show at the St. Regis Hotel, opened in 1904 and where Spanish artist Salvador Dali and his wife Gala spent their winters.
Specializing in high-end fashion, Chapman and Craig met at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London and launched Marchesa in the Big Apple where, eleven years later, it has become one of the most respected fashion brands.