Color was the big story on the Marchesa runway. Multicolored tassels, muted rainbow-toned embroidery, red cherry blossom patterns, chartreuse satin—these served as lightning bolts. This collection featured some unexpected gestures of not only palette but pattern and texture, as well. Some of the elements came across better than others. The feathery embellishments on several dresses had a pleasing strangeness but worked best when applied with a light touch.