First up I’ve chosen to showcase both Julian Macdonald and Marchesa together. Why? Because they both embrace femininity, featured fluid shapes, red carpet ready frocks with amazing detail and prints.
The embroidery work on Julian Macdonald’s dresses was stunning, bringing to life the patterns he had created, almost making them modern walking tapestry’s. In my opinion he didn’t have one bad look which is going to make choosing just a few really hard. His collection featured embellishment, sheer panels, muted colours, iridescent pieces and a show stopping wedding gown. Take a look.
Embroidery with sheer panels, feathers, birds and fans appear throughout his show.
Muted navy with sheer panels, totally wearable and in my opinion likely to be copied by the high street.
This iridescent dress is stunning, the detail on the dress is what makes it so special.
Muted metallics, in fluid feminine shapes and again more sheer fabrics.
The simple make up and hair makes this finale wedding gown shine.
Later the same day came Marchesa, a staple for any red carpet, which many celebrities have as their go to designers too many of them to name here.
Why did I love their show so much? Again like Julian’s show it felt very feminine, almost a celebration of the female form and our love for pretty dainty things. Embroidery, embellishment, fluid, sheer fabrics featured again but this time in much more pronounced shapes and patterns.
I love the seventies feel to this, and the fab floral detail and embellishment.
Is it a skirt? Is it a coat? Who cares! Look how pretty the bird detail is!
A very fifties feel with this shape and length of skirt, given a twist with the tuxedo style waistcoat just like the outfit above.
This has to be my final choice. Just stunning. If I was a betting girl, I’d have money on this one showing up on a red carpet soon.
Images courtesy of www.londonfashionweek.co.uk