Ornate overload is what they do best. Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig sent out a characteristically extravagant collection of highly-worked dresses on Wednesday at New York Fashion Week.
The full-tilt glamour did not stop at the ankles.
House shoe designer Annelie Hofstrom worked on a number of extremely detailed stilettos with golden bamboo heels, curleque-trimmed lace-up sandals and an arched wedge ankle-strap style, which at its most charming came bursting with retro marabou feathers at the toe.
The dramatic lines, embroidery and embellishment plus lacquer heels of these intricate shoes all took their cues from classical chinoiserie.