New York Fashion Week: Marchesa Spring/Summer 2013

Marchesa designer, Georgina Chapman and co-founder, Keren Craig presented their Spring 2013 collection yesterday at the historical Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal during New York Fashion Week. Drawing from the spirit of India in the 1960s, highlighted by the Beatles’ experience with the Maharishi, Marchesa’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection was composed of brightly colored paisleys and brocades of rich fabrics and intricate beadwork.

Bold garnets, fuchsias, teals, corals and Indian pink paraded across the runway exposing delicate hand embroidery and lace underlays. The Indian inspired collection featured flowing dresses adorned with jeweled embellishments and paired with gladiator sandals and kitten heels, a nod to the iconic styles of the sixties. Using traditional Indian techniques, silhouettes are embellished with pearls, crystals, gold leaf detailing and delicate silk fringe cascades. Each gown is immersed in elegantly draped sari weaves and lace over pleated tulle.