Close up: Marchesa FW18

Color was the big story on the Marchesa runway today. Multicolored tassels, muted rainbow-toned embroidery, red cherry blossom patterns, chartreuse satin—these served as lightning bolts, thrown down gently by Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman.

The designers were inspired by China and period films such as Farewell My Concubine and added a bit of Old Shanghai glamour to their romantic house style. As a result, this collection featured some unexpected gestures of not only palette but pattern and texture, as well.