Whether Marchesa, founded in 2004 by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, will survive the fallout of Harvey Weinstein’s transgressions — and the resulting cultural shift that’s in the process of occurring — is still a big TBD. What we do know is that things aren’t looking good. At the Golden Globes, there didn’t seem to be one Marchesa dress spotted, and only one major retailer (Bergdorf Goodman) would go on record in support of the label.
But in spite of all of this, Marchesa is still planning to continue business as usual, releasing lookbook photos today from their pre-fall collections for both Marchesa and Marchesa Notte. Press appointments, of course, weren’t held, unlike years past. 38 new looks were debuted from the label’s pre-fall 2018 collection, and previewed by WWD, who said that “both lineups look quite lovely.”
The line “visits a nocturnal garden party, boasting dramatic silhouettes and colors” while its sister line Notte is reminiscent of the “vibrant, tropical fantasy that was the kingdom of Hawaii and their last crown princess, Ka’iulani.”
On Thursday, it was reported that Weinstein will pay Chapman around $15 to 20 million in a divorce agreement. The designer will get primary custody of their two children, ages 7 and 4.