MARCO&MARÍA

'18 COLLECTION

The 2018 collection is inspired by the famous character of Ophelia in Hamlet and her loving bond with the plant life springing from the shores of the lakes of Denmark. Ophelia was immortalized by many Pre-Raphaelite painters of the mid-19th century.

The entire collection is impregnated with the colors and all the nuances found in the paintings that immortalized her. The flowers that surround Ophelia in these paintings are a source of inspiration for our collection: lilies, violets, primroses, hydrangeas, water-shields, and willows among the dew and the dreamlike lakes. The embroidered motifs are faithful reflections of the ambience of the gardens Ophelia frequented.

We present dresses with a soft, romantic cut and plenty of movement in fabrics such as tulle, organza, and crinoline that have been richly embroidered and treated, all made with layers and transparencies to create coatings and textures as though they were painted on canvas.

Ophelia, John Everett Millais, 1851-1852

[…] There is a willow grows aslant a brook,
That shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream;
There with fantastic garlands did she come
y con ortigas, y margaritas, y esas largas orquídeas
Of crow-flowers, nettles, daisies, and long purples
That liberal shepherds give a grosser name,
But our cold maids do dead men's fingers call them:
There, on the pendent boughs her coronet weeds
Clambering to hang, an envious sliver broke;
When down her weedy trophies and herself
And, mermaid-like, awhile they bore her up:
Which time she chanted snatches of old tunes;
As one incapable of her own distress,
Or like a creature native and indued
Unto that element…


Words of Queen Gertrude at the end of Act IV of Hamlet