|Look at those fabulous bell sleeves and breast panel..|
|The show invitation.|
|Francesca and I having a chat after the show.|
|We loved this outfit, note the lace detail on the shoes|
|loved the fluted skirt wing detail, very sexy and elegant|
|Fabulous texture and pattern contrasts work well here.|
Wow! We loved Francesca Marotta's A/W 2012 show collection seen today in the lavish surroundings of the Goldsmith's Hall on Foster Lane in the City of London. Exquisite! Francesca Marotta is originally from Sicily went to The London College of Fashion and lives and works in London. This was her 2nd Collection. Clever pattern cutting ( done by Francesca herself she confided) and attention to details such as what will inspire but at the same time work commercially made this show a real winner. The incredible black lace widow's wedding dress was stunning. To describe the vision in filmic terms think 'The God Father' meets 'Twilight' with Kristan Stewart playing leading lady. All the pieces were so wearable and we wanted them all. Francesca understands how to mix textures and pattern to create aspirational, luxurious and covetable clothes. When I asked Francesca where they would be sold she said she would let me know - so watch this space. More images and copy will follow. Brava Francesca!