New York Fashion Week: Marchesa Spring/Summer 16

New York Fashion Week: Marchesa Spring/Summer 16

“A botanical menagerie of caged birds”

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Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig looked to the skies for their Spring/Summer 16 Marchesa collection...

Renowned for their exquisite attention to detail and focus on supreme femininity, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig sent another beautiful line up of red carpet-ready gowns down the runway for their Marchesa Spring/Summer 16 collection at New York Fashion Week

"A botanical menagerie of caged birds" was the inspiration for the duo's spring lineup – and with that, the catwalk saw a stunning range of romantic gowns of frothy summer hues like pale pinks, mint greens and muted yellows mixed amongst darker moody pieces of black and magenta, taking their turn. The show opened with a pair of boudoir-inspired black-and-nude Chantilly lace-beaded corset gowns, starting the show off on a rather sassy note and aptly tapping into their "caged birds" concept. 

Details came in high demand with feathers applied delicately, accenting various looks throughout the collection, such as being draped artfully over the neckline of a Grecian-style mint-green sheer tulle gown, or poking out of the bust of strapless corsets. Other details included bird and feather motifs rendered in 3-D embroidery, adding an element of movement and texture to the embellished evening gowns. 

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The cocktail numbers and cutaway hemlines made for the prime opportunity for Chapman and Craig to debut their shoe line in partnership with AKH Group, set to launch in stores January 2016. The colourful, laser-cut suede stiletto heels complimented the collection effortlessly in coordinating colours on both ends of the collection's spectrum of light and dark. 

Discover the collection in full via our gallery below...