“Staying true to the brand’s homage to classic silhouettes and intimate atelier experiences, the label showcased its new collection at The Prince George Ballroom.
Guests were welcomed into the space with grandiose florals arranged and hand-picked by Putnam & Putnam. The elegant space transported guests to a world of opulence - a time where beautifully crafted, bespoke pieces were customary,” the release states.
“Markarian’s Autumn/Winter 2022 collection is an ode to my favorite memories of growing up in Colorado: mountain sunsets, starry night skies, and fields of wildflowers. I fused those elements with the glamour of New York City’s Jazz Age, which I fell in love with while reading novels and stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Dorothy Parker. Heavy wools with delicate plissé lamé, intricate burnout silk velvets with floral motifs, and colorfully detailed hand-beading, embroidery, and paillettes form layered looks and showcase the beautiful juxtaposition that exists between the city and the country,” Alexandra O’Neill, Founder & Creative Director of Markarian.
Styled by Andrew Mukamal, the collection featured 39 looks paired with Swarovski crystal-covered minaudiéres and clutches, custom belts with floral engraved metal buckles, snakeskin textures, metal studs, and Markarian’s first-ever shoe collection in collaboration with Maria Luca. Each look features Maria Luca x Markarian boots, lace-up sandals, and slingbacks in floral brocade, satin, and suede.
Gigi Burris Millinery created the crystal-embellished tonal voilettes and exaggerated peacock feather combs, which were inspired by Jazz Age showgirl costumes. Markarian partnered with Ciner jewelry to create beautifully detailed enamel pieces, beaded tassel earrings, and necklaces in hues of jade, ruby, and turquoise, according to the release.