Marchesa, Spring 2013

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We’d been waiting eagerly for the Spring 2013 Marchesa presentation ever since we saw their moodboard here that hinted at an Indian theme. The collection didn’t disappoint one bit. Dresses that used brocade fabric were left simple and free of embellishment and likewise heavily beaded dresses were kept simple at the fabric level. Subtle use of draping inspired by saris, separates resembling lehangas and churidaars-suit ensembles dominated.

We wouldn’t blame you for drawing parallels to the Chanel Pre-fall 2012 collection or for that matter Dior’s Fall 2009 collection, but we think Marchesa brought its own voice to the collection, one that we liked.

Marchesa, Spring 2013


Marchesa, Spring 2013


Marchesa, Spring 2013

Photo Credit: Style.com

39 COMMENTS

  1. Gora’s shouldn’t try to make biryani into hotdogs.
    And indians shouldn’t try to make hotdogs into sabzi.
    it looks ok but can’t see it going too far




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  2. The Vera Wang collection was India-inspired too and I much preferred her subtler references to this very literal collection. Still, I guess we’ll still see plenty of them on the red carpets.




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  3. Hmmmm….not loving this collection at all. It looks like a hodgepodge to me. As I am Indian I probably feel this way since it looks like some outfits are long kurtas minus the chudidhaars….or maybe it is the models who can’t seem to really carry off this collection as it looks like the clothes are wearing the models rather than the other way around.The sari gown (first row, last picture) is ghastly.




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  4. Love ’em all! I can almost see myself in one of them (especially from the topmost row) at my office Christmas party! Now only if I could afford them…




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  5. Beautiful pieces that are is a perfect combination of traditional Indian sensibility & modern western execution, without going overboard on jewelry or embroidery. I don’t agree that it looks Halloween-ish. Barring a couple of designs, the rest would look great on the red carpet. I do wish though that it came with an Indian designer name! Fashion survives by evolving and changing. So i think when respectfully done, whats the problem with a indo-western mix like this? In fact, a lot of these are so much better than what our own designers have been churning out in the name of Indian wear!




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  6. it looks a bit too ‘bar-dancer’ for me, who’s from India…but I guess it works outside that context. all that fabric and colour is overwhelming (there is a good aesthetic reason we leave the mid-riff bare in sari draping!) & it seems like height would be integral for this to not overwhelm the person wearing it.




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