Oh, Mary Mary, she seemed to be sick of everyone asking how her garden grows. Visual tools are the best answers, anyway. With an elongated bed of flowers in the centre of Miss Katrantzou’s Spring/Summer 2012 runway, the tone was set for an smart set of sartorial garden glory.
Glory, it was. I haven’t seen a designer use such involved precision in efforts to rewrite the linearity of a woman’s body for quite some time. Especially not like this. Her cuts are unusual in the most glamorous and distinctive way, letting her seamlessly follow body-conscious silhouettes with weightless trains. Like sophisticated, lavender, yellow, orange, green and pink birds of paradise. View Post
Mary Katrantzou‘s is a collection that I look forward to each season. This London Fashion Week, each of the dresses in this collection were made to encapsulate a sort of ‘hotel room atmosphere‘; open verandas and windows into an eighties-inspired pop art world. Shoulder pieces were actually structured using curtain-hanging pelmet techniques, and long, wicker-looking trains were pieced to resemble chair-backs at the Café de Flore.
Every garment had a way of putting my tongue to my cheek; necklaces featured parts of chandeliers, or, where there were none, dresses had chandeliers printed directly onto the neckline or staircases refracted to form a graphic-looking necklace. What an artist! View Post