Monday, February 18, 2013

Autumn/Winter 13/14... Mary Katrantzou

I was eagerly awaiting London based designer Mary Katrantzou's show this season. Katrantzou, a Central Saint Martin's graduate, showed her first RTW collection in 2009. Since then she has firmly established herself as a huge talent, with fans including style makers Anna Della Russo, Viviana Volpicella, Elena Perminova and the original trend setter, Sarah Jessica Parker.

AW 13/14 was a step away from the vivid, brightly hued prints that have been her trademark. Inspired by black and white photography from the 1920s and 30s, the collection built on the stunning architectural shapes from her previous collections (remember the lantern skirt?), with voluminous skirts and sleeves, capes and origami folds. Shapes were feminine and flattering, with delicate layers of organza floating away from the body in the form of billowing sleeves and trains. Loyal Mary fans will applaud these stunning pieces, but the more subtle tones, knits and black options will undoubtedly generate new fans.

These clothes are beautiful works of art. Kantrantzou's prints are always exquisite, but I love the haunting photographic quality of these. Print wise, I favour the dress printed with train tracks, a figure with his back turned in the distance. My stand out piece though, is the wide legged, printed pants with train, teamed with a classic black knit.
All images via Vogue

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