Singaporebrides | Editors' Notes

November 2015

Designer Feature: Marchesa Fall 2016

Marchesa Bridal Fall 2016 introduces an allure of featherlight elements coming together to embody the collection’s ethereal essence, perfect for church weddings and outdoor wedding photoshoots.

Designers Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman of Marchesa pair cascading layers of illusion lace with sheer, open backs and cut-out details, creating an airy feeling that seem to blur the lines between dreams and reality. Lightweight boning and exposed ribbon corsetry add a subtle dash of drama to tiered ruffles and metallic-threaded Chantilly lace.

3D floral embroidered full skirt lace ball gown with delicate shimmer lace underlay and sheer back detail with matching off-the-shoulder top Architectural floral threadwork and satin cut-out embroidery in fit and flare gown with layered tulle skirt Silk satin fitted fishtail gown with plunging neck line and cut-out details, intricately appliqued with beaded lace motifs Lace and 3D floral arch embroidery in corset ball gown with multi-tiered ruffle skirt Ornately embroidered ribbon-work lace fitted gown with detachable pleated soft tulle overlay skirt Ornate floral threadwork embroidery in a soft A-line gown layered with 3D petal tulle skirt

Neck lines are artfully bejewelled while detachable skirts feature softly pleated tulle and lace sculpted peplum. As for the ball gowns, lavishly embroidered cut-away, along with delicate lace and ladder trim details, adorn both bodices and skirts of the most romantic nature that is so signature of Marchesa.

Bodycon fishtail gown of satin with cinching waistband and bejeweled necklace embroidery of crystals and pearls Soft gold and pearl embroidered illusion tulle gown with plunging neckline and multi-layered tulle skirt with trickling floral motifs Full textured ball gown with long train and bejewelled bodice of crystal and pearl Designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig

A lot of thought is given to the modern brides out there, so each piece was deliberately designed with them in mind, while still reflecting the Marchesa aesthetic. For example, skirts that can be removed for a night of dancing. I noticed that there were more body-hugging silhouettes, along with embroidery work with silver, gold and mother of pearl. This season, they have also incorporated more crystals and pearls into their gowns that look like bridal jewellery, but is actually part of the design of the dresses. Looks like bling is back!

Marchesa Bridal is available at all major bridal ateliers internationally and at The Prelude Bridal in Singapore.

Credits: Images by firstVIEW/Don Ashby, courtesy of Marchesa. Feature image cropped from original.