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Get Set For Marchesa Voyage

August 17, 2013

Fashionistas, your passport to transforming grandeur has been granted thanks to the magical hands, talent and design aesthetic of Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, the design duo of Marchesa. On Thursday night, I attended the launch event at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City, where the two lovely designers introduced Marchesa Voyage, their new contemporary sportswear collection, which can be described as global meets glamour edge. The collection, which is inspired by the brand’s namesake Marchesa Luisa Casati, is designed for the woman who is comfortable navigating the world. At first sight and touch, it was easy to be seduced by the luscious fabrics, the intricate prints and flowing silhouettes. Throughout the collection, the signature design techniques of elegance presents itself throughout – keeping in sync with the overall aesthetic of the Marchesa brand. Overall, the collection presents a story of the modern-day woman who is sophisticated with many interests of both near and far who oozes plenty of class.

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(Above Photos: Naima Turner of Stylepoohbahs.com)

The talented design duo shared insight regarding the new launch when asked about the inspiration of Marchesa Voyage. ” We’ve always wanted Marchesa to be a lifestyle brand. With Voyage we were actually thinking about from the very beginning. But it was just about the right timing, and it’s finally come to fruition tonight and its a very exciting evening for us.” explained co-designer Keren Craig. The seasonless collection consists of pieces such as jackets, tops, knitwear, dresses and pants in rich exotic textures and prints, giving a sense of effortless chic, at accessible prices. “All of our prints are done in house by hand at our Marchesa studio. We really wanted to have the attention to detailing as you see in the Marchesa couture line, so that was our way of approaching it.” said co-designer Georgina Chapman. “You’ll see alot of travel references and different countries. The woman who’s a global traveler came to mind, or the one who aspires to do so. Even if she’s thinking of a far away place or inspired by one as she’s on her way to the office, this look is for her. Several of the pieces within the collection are perfect for day.” includes co-designer Keren Craig.

MARCHESA Voyage Press Launch Event

Designers: Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman

(Photo: David X. Prutting, BFA)

Guests were welcomed with signature cocktails and tunes spun by DJ Harley Vera-Newton. Among guests in attendance were: Courtney Love, Genevieve Jones, Sami Gayle, & Zanna Roberts Rassi, who wore stand-out pieces from the debut contemporary collection.

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(Photo: David X. Prutting, BFA)

Marchesa Voyage will be available this Fall, on September 1st at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdales in the United States, Harvey Nichols in Hong Kong, Alothman in Kuwait and several key specialty stores around the world. Pieces within the collection will range in price between $260-$1000.

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(Photos: David X. Prutting, BFA)

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