For their sister line Marchesa Notte, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig referenced the same mood boards as in their main line, which this season had a botanical bird theme. “This one transgressed a little more into an English country garden feel,” admitted Craig, noting the lineup’s charming silhouettes and cascading florals.

From delicately ruffled sleeves to allover lace embroidery, the duo’s cocktail and eveningwear was unabashedly feminine and romantic this season. Yet there were a few femme fatale looks throughout, such as a fuchsia bustier mididress and a black gown featuring mesh cutouts and beaded gold embellishment at the waist — these darker, moodier pieces added a bit of edge to the saccharine. The standout number was a short-sleeved illusion dress embroidered with pink and purple flowers over a black bustier underlay, which hit just the right balance between sexy and sweet.

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