To Die For : Marchesa SS12
These three gowns by Marchesa are to die for. Clearly taking an inspiration from the Gilded Age, they are perfect for translating a slice of high society Edwardian glamour into modern day life. With sheer draping layers, floaty tiers of chiffon and intricate detailing, these dresses are bound to become red carpet favourites.
Some industry insiders aren’t happy with Marchesa, who seem to produce only exquisite evening dresses every season. I can see their point, the brand can be repetitive and predictable whilst other designers are new and innovative season after season. On the flip side though, aren’t there enough designers to push boundaries and mix it up? These gowns may be predictable, but you can’t deny their beauty.
There is clearly room for everyone, here in the fashion industry. Whether it be the otherworldly artistry of Alexander McQueen, the punk-rock values of Vivienne Westwood or indeed, the timeless elegance of Marchesa’s evening-wear.
Michael Mulligan is a fashion student in the UK, he loves trend-spotting, fashion styling and journalism, when not working on his own creations! Michael Mulligan is Style Editor at GabrielleTeare.Com