As this bridal fashion week comes to close, leaving us with visions of luxurious layers of tulle and lace dancing in our heads, we're taking a look back on one of our favorite collections this season — Marchesa's Spring 2017 collection. We just couldn't help ourselves! (Could you really blame us, though? Have you seen those bridal masterpieces?) But we're not just taking a quick second gander at all of Marchesa's gorgeous wedding dresses. We've got an exclusive, in-depth video where our fashion editor, Elle Strauss, got to chat with the two lovely ladies behind the fashion powerhouse, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, where they revealed their thoughts behind their stunning new collection.
Full of unrivaled decadence and romanticism, Marchesa's Spring 2017 wedding dresses are a "journey through a real, enchanted garden," according to the detail-orientated designers who infused 3-D florals and pale blush hues into airy gowns for a collection that's flourishing with a springtime garden theme. Hand-cut rose petals look freshly-plucked on tulle ball gown skirts, while crystals and pearls (a nod to morning mist) delicately adorn the bodices. Could you just?!
So what kind of bride did Chapman and Craig have in mind as this collection began to blossom? Simply put, practically all to-be-wed ladies! "Every bride could be a Marchesa bride," Craig told us, thanks to a collection full of wedding day wares fit for everything from a seaside ceremony to more traditional "I do's."
As for one of the most striking pieces of Marchesa's Spring 2017 collection — the jaw-dropping jewels adorning décolletages and framing faces — Chapman and Craig offered up some styling tips for when it comes to bridal baubles. Many of the dresses within the collection are accessorized with big, statement earrings (some even crafted out of fresh flowers!) and long, luxe necklaces. "If you want to make a statement on your wedding day, you can go for that," suggests Craig. However, the designers are also huge fans of smaller chic crawlers as a slightly-daintier big day accessory.
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At the end of the day, Marchesa has something for everyone — from "the bride that perhaps want to be a little more fahsion-forward" to someone "who wants to make a statement with her jewelry and go simpler on the dress."
"The modern bride has a lot of options now," notes Chapman. "Which I think is so exciting."
We couldn't agree more!