London Fashion Week – Mary Katrantzou

I first came across Mary Katrantzou and her acid trip print designs when I was in fashion college. I wrote a review on one of her first LFW shows, it was filled with oversized jewelry that was made of wood and metal. I fell in non lesbian love with this chick. Since she debuted her first collection in 2009, her design aesthetic quickly became recognized as one that created designs based on luxury icons or that would typically be ‘un-wearable’ like perfume bottles or artisan blown glass.

Her SS13 show was filled with prints made of currency and stamps from around the globe. There were some beautiful, exceptionally tailored suits and silk dresses. I think the postage stamp and currency print are super cool and original, but where my disappointment comes in is that it’s sad to see garments fall shapeless on the catwalk. Just what every woman needs, another unflattering 4 figure dress. No thanks.

beautiful tailoring

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unflattering make me look fat dresses

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x. Unflattering, but I LOVE the sleeves.

I wonder the future of Mary Katrantzou’s fashion existence after her shows. Is there truly a future in extreme print design? Let’s face it, most of our wardrobes are filled with solid color and not postage stamps. What do you think?

[images c/o vogue.com]

x Courtney

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