18 September 2014

Marchesa - rock' n' roll gypsy.

Hey guys!!
As promised, today I wanted to talk to you about my experience as an intern for Marchesa during London Fashion Week.
As you guys can imagine, it has been an amazing opportunity to be able to work with such a big name of the fashion industry; I have learnt so much in such a short time, and have enjoyed myself a lot, even though it's been really hard work - as can be expected.

The 'atelier' we working in the days before the catwalk show was the Chancery Suite in Rosewood Hotel in London (if interested, you can check this amazing hotel out here).
It was a gorgeous setting for a studio, even though at times the space in the suite was not enough - there were at lot of people working on the collection and a lot of industrial machinery took up a lot of space too.
We worked on many of the dresses seen on the catwalk show (if you haven't seen it yet, you can check out the collection here), mostly hand sewing and doing embroidery work on the delicate fabrics.

Close-up of the embroidery made on 'look 33' of the collection.

Flower made of little feathers and kept together with little crystals, then hand stitched onto the net fabric of the dress.

The picture below show me and my fellow interns working on two dresses of this collection, the opening dress (first four pictures) of the catwalk show, worn by Georgia May Jagger, and the second dress, (three following pictures).

Louboutin platform heels, embroidered by hand in the atelier.

Apart from the stress which obviously anticipates LFW, it was a great experience and I would be happy to have the chance of working with them again.

In the next few days I will try to post about my experience backstage during the show, so stay tuned!!

Hope you guys enjoyed my report as an intern for this amazing company!

'Til next time,
x, Val.


  1. Oh my gosh, those dresses are incredible! Bet it felt awesome to be a part of the process :)

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    1. Hey there!! :)
      Yes, it definitely felt amazing, it's an experience I would love to repeat. I have learnt so much in such a short time, I definitely wasn't expecting to get that much out of this experience, but I did! I suggest it to anyone who wants to work in the industry :)

      x, Val.

  2. Wow every thing is awesome, great post <3

    Keep in touch

    1. Thanks for the lovely comment Aruba!

      Stay tuned for new posts! :)

      x, Val.

  3. Great pics!!! I'm jealous that you could see it all :)

  4. Great post! you look pretty here.

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