I only realised really recently that Marchesa doesn't do couture shows, which I wasn't expecting, but then again, they do fall into a sort of category (BEAUTIFUL GOWNS) which I guess doesn't need a couture collection. They do experiment a fair amount in their RTW shows however:
|STUNNING (Fall 11 RTW)|
Elie Saab also falls into the BEAUTIFUL GOWNS category, but he does do couture shows. This is my favourite look from his Fall 11 Couture collection:
|So beautiful I might actually die|
But there are a ton of fantastic looks in there. Saab looks great on the red carpet, and Emma Watson wore one of these dresses for the last Harry Potter ever:
There's so much lace and white this season! I think the royal wedding (fever) is still having an influence. Check out this from the Alexander McQueen Resort 2012 (oops) collection:
|lace x white 4eva|
|looking at this makes me hungry and i dont know why|
So basically, you can see that white and lace and texture and sheers (weep) are everywhere.
In closing, I'd like to mention the Jean Paul Gaultier show for this look alone:
|i just what|
Beard + corset + flowy cape/wings? Clearly onto a winner.