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Markarian Fall/Winter 2022: From Colorado to New York

Roaring 20s glamour mixed with prairie chic vibes makes up a fashion universe that is full of positive vibes and a lust for life. Paisley and floral motifs, sequins, and ruffles are turning our day-to-day into a multitude of special occasions, a reason to celebrate every moment like never before.

These clothes shift the focus to the wearers, their well-being and quality of living. They urge us to dedicate some time to us dressing up, looking our best, get noticed. Markarian this season blends heritage with modernity and stresses the necessity to enjoy life to its fullest.

As the designer explains, Markarian’s Fall/Winter 2022 collection presented at the NYFW “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 in 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.

This collection includes Swarovski crystal-covered minaudieres and clutches, custom belts with floral engraved metal buckles, snakeskin textures, and metal studs, and Markarian’s first-ever shoe collection 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. We partnered with Ciner jewelry to create beautifully detailed enamel pieces, beaded tassel earrings, and necklaces in shades of jade, ruby, and turquoise.

This collection is really about memories, joy, and imagination and how those elements can strengthen us and protect us. For the past two years, my memories of my pre-pandemic life and my imagination of what was to come in the future carried me through any daily tribulations.”

All photos from the designer’s lookbook are by Dan Lecca and Taylor Jewell

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