“Notte is an extension of the Marchesa line; it’s actually an easier take on that,” explained creative directors Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig. They noted that both collections had a common theme — Imperial China. The designers didn’t take the inspiration too literally, looking to the opulence of the era for the exquisite details embellishing the elegant lineups. Off-the-shoulder silhouettes were crafted in a polka-dot tulle and in a chiffon gown incorporating a corset. Ruffled tulle floor-length designs were encrusted with crystals for sparkling light effects. Other looks included romantic embroideries of butterflies, as well as multicolor floral applications on a halter-neck gown.