Marchesa F/W 2011

It may be a slightly unexpected collection for me to be reviewing but I have to agree with all the Hollywood starlets and say that Marchesa really does make the best gowns! Despite the label being only 7 years old it has become renowned with producing one-of-a-kind fairytale dresses, which explains why Marchesa is now rivaling Vera Wang in the wedding dress requests department! Sexy, feminine and sometimes edgy but always flattering, the women behind Marchesa have got the 'red carpet dress' market nailed! And this season is no exception, it is a beautiful collection but it's only downfall could be that it has more than an air of Alexander McQueen S/S 2007.

This season's collection features swathes of tulle and delicate lace in black, nude, red and irridesent silver, and as always the silhouettes are timeless and classy; the dresses never show too much skin but hint at it, revealing instead the figure and accenting the sensual parts of a women's body; slinky hips or a delicate decolletage, and despite a majority of full length dresses, the shorter pieces are always cut to a demure length. There are alot of fishtails in the collection, a classic red carpet look, but each has been executed perfectly by Marchesa's two extremely talented designers, and the accessories are to die for. Silver lace socks anyone!?

The Marchesa designers Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman
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