Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig like to keep a synergy between Marchesa and Marchesa Notte. So for Notte this season they channeled the same glamorous lady of the sister label, but transported her to Palm Springs in the Sixties. “I think we were inspired because we rented a house out there for my birthday. We had thoughts of a woman sipping martinis by the pool,” Chapman said.
They expressed those thoughts with a bright, punchy color palette — hot pink, deep purple, chartreuse — on cocktail dresses, gowns and separates, rendered with floral embroidery and butterfly appliqués. Ranging from cutaway and tea-length gowns to flirty cocktail dresses with pockets or peplums, the silhouettes conveyed a flirty, youthful attitude. A few looks also had sheer tulle skirts, giving them a soft, angelic feel.