As usual the Marchesa Spring 2012 RTW collection was like a fairy tale; and this time the fairy tale was the Little Mermaid. The collection which was inspired by the painting Underwater Kingdom, by the Russian artist Ilya Repin. The inspiration is clear in the pale blue, lilac and grey gowns that are made of fabrics as light as sea foam. While I always love Marchesa's collection, it was a breath of fresh air to see a runway show versus their traditional showing of models on pedestals. I felt that the movement really showed how beautiful the fabric of the gowns were. The collection was much simpler than usual but just as stunning as one would expect.