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Marchesa wows with embellished florals and metallics for spring '17

Marchesa wows with embellished florals and metallics for spring '17

Marchesa wowed with opulent gowns made from luxurious fabrics for spring 2017.

Designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig presented their latest line at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday (14Sep16), with celebrity fans such as Nina Dobrev, Coco Rocha, Karolina Kurkova and fashion editor Carine Roitfeld all flocking to see the range.

And there’s no doubt the stunning creations will be snapped up by stylists for the upcoming awards season, with Marchesa’s embellished dresses perfect for the red carpet.

The show opened with a blush pink gown with mermaid train, which had a layer of sheer luminescent fabric on top to give the look an ethereal effect.

In keeping with their particular brand of classic glamour, the designers also showed a heavily beaded seafoam blue ballgown with sheer sleeves, a silver dress with embellished bodice and sheer train, and a flowing gown in dusky pink and purple with a thigh-high side split.

Part way through the procession, however, Marchesa strayed from a muted palette of nudes and pinks, by including a sheer black gown covered in sequined red roses and green leaves.

But the showstopper of the event had to be a shining gold Grecian-style gown with flower detailing on the left shoulder, which was matched with simple gold sandals and a gold hairpiece.

It seems fringing is here to stay this season, with Marchesa presenting a flapper-inspired gowns with halter tops and swinging fringes around the skirt.

Chapman and Craig also played with layering, closing the show with a navy blue column gown with gold beading with was worn with a dramatic tiered blue ombre cape.

To keep all eyes on the lavish collection, the designers opted to keep accessories to a minimum, while hair was pulled back into sleek buns or worn straight.

New York continues on Thursday (15Aug16) with presentations by Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs.

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