Marchesa creates a capsule collection of Bridal Gowns for St. Regis
September 8, 2016: The St. Regis, Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ luxury brand, has collaborated with luxury bridalwear brand, Marchesa, to launch a special collection of exclusive bridal gowns.
Inspired by a few iconic St. Regis addresses: Mumbai, Dubai, Punta Mita and New York, each design evokes the distinct style of its destination paired with glamour that will appeal to brides from all parts of the world.
For Mumbai, the design features an intricate engineered, re-embroidered lace bodice with crystal and pearl embroidery with a touch of gold. A regal dress with traditional Indian beading, it captures a lightness with the pleated tulle skirt overlay atop a Chantilly lace column skirt.
The design for New York, designers Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman’s home town, is much more architectural and ‘duchess’, inspired by the 1950s. The gown features a cathedral train with 3D threadwork embroidery, and crystal and pearl beading over silk duchess satin.
With Dubai, the design interprets the fashion-forward, vibrant city into a gown with a slim silhouette and dramatic long sleeve. It features ornate rose gold threadwork and a silk duchess satin fishtail skirt, fully beaded with clear crystals and pearls.
Being a resort, the Punta Mita gown embraces a more relaxed aesthetic in tune with a beach wedding. The dress features soft 3D lace floral and threadwork embroidery with flowing tulle.
Ms Chapman and Ms Craig started sourcing inspirations through the literature, art, and historical background of each location. From there they began sketching and draping silhouettes, experimenting with fabrics and thinking about design elements that resonated with each destination.