RESORT 2020: MARCHESA daywear

In recent seasons, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig quietly introduced some low-key, flexible separates into the mix: floral shirtdresses, lace blouses, midi skirts. The response to has been so strong that they decided to create a full “Daywear” collection, debuting for Spring 2020.

The new collection was hanging side by side with the couture line in Marchesa’s showroom (the collections are photographed together here, too), revealing a few points of crossover. The lush florals and embroideries of the evening gowns were transposed onto poplin shirting and lace tea dresses, for instance, and both racks featured a bold, splashy palette loosely inspired by May Day celebrations in England. On the daywear side, the printed, embroidered, and lace-trimmed shirtdresses proved most compelling; they’ll be popular with working women who are bored of the black and gray office uniform. (