Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig like to weave a common thread between their main line and its sister, Marchesa Notte. Playing off the opulent garden theme of their Marchesa runway, the duo looked to the Kew Gardens in London for their Notte lineup of cocktail and evening looks, drawing from its floral landscapes and tropical greenhouses.
Chapman and Craig also love to embellish. With botanical motifs in mind, they worked 3-D floral appliqués, metallic embroidery and transparent mesh throughout the looks, some with bejeweled necklines. Noting the label’s diverse clientele, the duo offered wide-ranging silhouettes — from demure long-sleeve styles to youthful cutaway hemlines and high slits — the latter of which added sex appeal to a black short-sleeve gown with gold embroidery. A white floral-embroidered and tiered-fringe column style evoked a sensual, Twenties-era flair, as did a slinky strapless number covered in silver sequins, which Chapman dubbed their “siren” dress.