Photos courtsey of Elle
Mary Katrantzou is one of my favourite designers and she stunned everyone last season, going in a completely different direction from the bright, bold, colourful prints and flattering silhouettes that she is most known for.
She took on the challenge of shape and for with a more reserved palette, usuing darker hues of purples and blues, infused with greys and white. All of the dresses framed beautiful black and white photography brought to life (for the first time) with drapes of fabric and big overlapping folds, using a printing, bonding, embossing, laminates and more to manipulate the fabrics into that of the scenery they are trying to portray.
Mary Katrantzou managed to create beautifully though provoking pieces, showing off as the digital print master and amazing colourist that she is, in a way she hadn't yet attempted before. She pushes herself both in skill and imagination...and it worked so brilliantly!
With London Fashion Week fast approaching I'm excited to see what she comes out with next!
P.S Did I mention that I managed to secure a placement, working backstage at London Fashion Week and hopefully going to secure an intership. The interview is next week...wish me luck!