Marchesa's Fall 2008 Collection paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth 1. It is mainly composed of evening gowns and cocktail dresses. The colour palette was mostly black, purple, red and ivory, with the one pale blue one-shouldered gown. Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig used ruffles, rosettes and lace.

The gowns were gorgeous, aren't they? But I'm sure you'll love them more after visiting Trendinista blog. Jill Sherman, author of the blog, studied the designs of Machesa's gowns and she was able to compile photos of the gowns with spires and pagodas that somehow looked like them. You'll never believe this, at first glance you'd probably think that the gowns were inspired by these architectural designs.

To view the rest of the compilation, visit Tredinista blog.


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SusanRenee said... @ May 1, 2008 at 7:47 PM

What I really really like is that, not only does the line really speak to those architectural inspirations in the make of the dresses, but it doesn't try to go too far, i.e. it lets the clothing make the statement without trying to fit the models into the overall stereotype of the culture surrounding the dresses.

For instance, the first dress (black spiraling) is paired with Denmark's famous tower, but the model in no way resembles the epitome of Denmark women (blonde hair, blue eyes) in the way the dress truly embodies the building.

It's nice when designers allow their pieces to speak solely to their genius.

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