The collection draws elements from the travels of eccentric traveller, heiress and author, Aimee Crocker to Japan, as told in her book, “And I’d Do It Again”.

After looking to China for inspiration last season, designers Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman continue the oriental fairytale further east to Japan for Marchesa’s Spring 2018 collection.

“We see Marchesa as this continuing fairy-tale story, not bookended so much by collections,” Chapman explains of the house’s philosophy.

While their Chinese chapter took cue from films like Farewell My Concubine, this latest instalment draws elements from the travels of eccentric traveller, heiress and author, Aimee Crocker to Japan, as told in her book, “And I’d Do It Again”.

The collection highlights Crocker’s fascination of the Far East, flowers and idiosyncratic art with floor-sweeping gowns and kimonos embroidered with 3D Japanese garden flowers and cherry blossoms; whereas pearl-adorned necklines portray her love of the classic gemstone.

Ruffles, sashes, tassels and feathers further soften the feminine silhouettes of tulle and organza, altogether constructing a whimsical floral episode in what we hope will be a never-ending fairytale. We’re sure Cinderella would agree.

See the new collection below (swipe left for more photos).

Images: Courtesy of Marchesa