Taking place at the west end of Manhattan, Marchesa’s Bridal Autumn/Winter 2017 was capturing the grace of One World Trade Center and the subtle water of Hudson River — a striking elegance that set the bar high for the collections. The glass windows allowed shimmering lights of the 5 pm sun to bring glow to glasses of champagne and stacks of rose and white macaroons, whose presence became an on-point accessory to the setting.
Everything was white and very much in one tone, but the flower hairpieces and accessories delicately distinguished themselves in pastel pink, that, however, still remained in harmony with the overall color palettes. The flower headpiece, which were worn with a simple braid by a flowy blonde was the highlight of the presentation. The flowers seemed very natural, like a bouquet of hand-picked flowers from a national park in the Upstate New York.
What is your take on wedding accessories? Will you go with timeless diamond studs, or will you be willing to experiment with gigantic costume accessories? Classic diamond studs may pass the test of time with higher scores than costume accessories will, but in terms of at-the-moment noticeability, costume accessories may have a higher chance of winning. In terms of comfort? You do not want to be an Asian bride, in a ballroom with a concert-like lighting, who must hand-shake five thousand guests, with something pulling your ears down for more than eight hours.
It is not Marchesa if it is without crystals and tassels. The presentation dedicated a flower-decorated table for its crystal-and-pearl embroidered shoes and clutch — both of which were in silver. The silver color, along with the crystals and pearls, match the whiteness of a wedding gown without putting an ease to the glamour.
Femininity and traditionalism were two words closest in association to the gowns. They are gorgeous and gracious, but only meant for those who want to play safe. The fashion house, however, provided a wide selection of shape — from short and long sleeves to agogo and off-the-shoulders to simple heart shape, as well as mermaid and ball gowns — they showed a wholesome effort in their attempt to fit all body types.