For Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, being pregnant has changed her design process completely.
Chapman, who debuted Marchesa's fall 2013 bridal collection in October, told CultureMap Houston Thursday that she has felt an "incredible rush of creativity" while pregnant (she's expecting her second child with her husband, studio executive Harvey Weinstein, any day).
"I am dramatic in my design approach to begin with, but when I’m pregnant, I tend to unleash even more of that fantastical thinking," she said.
She also revealed that she never designs bridal gowns with trends in mind, preferring instead to focus on inspiration, mood and the overall silhouette. The Marchesa aesthetic of feminine touches, dramatic flair and attention to detail are applied to both her red carpet and bridal gowns, she said.
"I think about everything from structure, style and fabrics, to how the gown will look in photos and the style of wedding," Chapman said. "We do work with themes in our bridal collections, but they are subtle. We have in the past played with ideas of floral lace, romantic fairy tales, and modern adaptations of historical references."
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