fall collections, new york: marchesa
by Jeremy Danté
in speaking prematurely this season during new york fashion week, i raved about jason wu creating collection of american couture & then i remembered- marchesa. of all the collections & designers based in new york city, marchesa stands alone, on their own level of creativity, refined style & insanely perfected glamour. as a leading label in america, the marchesa collection presented this fall remains true to what has made the womenswear label a standout in fashion. violent reds were seen against black, white & watered shades of lavender as design intricacy headlined the beautiful collection. through complex draping & daringly redefined silhouettes, the marchesa FW11 collection is a living example of skill still alive in today’s fashion industry. while many other labels are taking the minimal approach, marchesa provides an opposition of classic glamour, expert craftsmanship & elegant construction. i love what is presented this season & felt a bit of a dark forest vibe combined with hints of haunted glamour & deconstruction never looked so chic. im standing on my feet, applauding- this is fashion.