On February 10th, 2019 Fashion influencers and leaders converged in the Prince George Ballroom, eagerly awaiting the Madame Adassa Fall/Winter collection. The location couldn’t be more fitting to showcase gowns that exude the essence of royalty. The musical tones that filled the air created a feeling of epic suspense like a battle scene in HBO’s Game of Thrones. The crescendo was soon matched by sumptuous jewel-toned fabrics rich in texture, gliding down the U-shaped runway. This collection transported onlookers to a time where opulence and glamor befitting a queen was expected, which gives insight to the woman these dresses would adorn. She epitomizes luxury and commands the attention of any room she enters. While these pieces channeled the Victorian era, the implicit elements of modern edge were noticeable as sheer bedazzled dresses and feather covered gowns revealed glimpses of skin that toed the line of unabashed self-assurance and elegance.
This Jamaica born designer displays technical savvy through the intricacies of each gown’s detailed work. The skillful embroidered patterns, sequin embellished lace and rich velvet fabrics were undoubtedly constructed by veteran hands. Marsha Vacirca is a renaissance woman who got her start during her early childhood when her mother launched her first atelier. It was through her mother’s mentorship that she learned the art of design and draping techniques that is inherent throughout her collections today. After attaining a Masters Degree in business management and a stint in corporate America, she decided to follow her true passion and launched the label Madame Adassa in 2016. It was aptly named to pay homage to her grandmother, who started her fashion design legacy and where her inspiration for the artistry was born.