Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig approached Notte with the same inspiration as their main line, looking to Edwardian adventurer Aimée Crocker, whose travels in the Far East inspired an array of brightly colored florals and signature hand-embroidery for the spring lineup. The designers tend to tread references lightly, always conscious of injecting plenty of classic Marchesa touches — 3-D floral appliqué, plays on texture, ombre and sure-fire femininity among them. There were plenty of dreamy confections and silhouettes for any occasion; ombre threadwork was punchy but not too loud, allover handiwork was significant but still easy and tiered, sheer and fringe elements kept the offering diverse. Though derived from the same inspiration, Notte has its own personality, with a playful and approachable quality that makes it more accessible escapism than pure fantasy. To wit, Chapman and Craig launched shoes and handbags to round out the range, translating their favorite aspects of mainline accessories such as embroidery, feathers and laser-cut application for the same feeling but at a more accessible price.

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