Co-founders Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig established Marchesa in 2004. The New-York based womenswear label is named after style icon and Italian socialite Marchesa Luisa Casati, and channels an elegant and glamorous aesthetic inspired by the muse.
Marchesa began producing decadent gowns, and now operates as a full lifestyle brand, offering daytime pieces and activewear as well as eveningwear, bridal collections, bags and jewellery. The label is certainly best known for their stunning occasionwear, produced under the Marchesa Notte line which follows a romantic and feminine aesthetic. Classic silhouettes are seen throughout this line, creating flowing, floor-length gowns which exude timeless glamour. With expert draping and cuts to flatter and accentuate, Marchesa Notte offers styles for bridesmaids, as well as versatile pieces for various occasions. Colour block designs in muted palettes and rich tones are simple yet striking, while fluid, floral dresses hold an ethereal appeal. For ultimate decadence, embellishments, tulle and ruffle details will turn heads for any special occasion in halter necks, one-shoulder designs or classic v necks.
Wider collections from Marchesa follow the same feminine and elegant style, resulting in daywear which is bold yet sophisticated. Printed midi-dresses, puff-sleeved blouses and lace detail skirts bring glamour to the everyday, while activewear is adorned with floral prints, signature to the brand. Whether attending an important event, heading for lunch or hitting the gym, Marchesa ensures that elegance is achievable no matter what.
Marchesa has boutiques located throughout the world, as well as dedicated bridal stores. Their collections can also be found online, through the label’s own site and through stockists such as Net-a-Porter, Farfetch and Harrods.