Had Mary Katrantzou’s Spring 2011 presentation not featured her trademark vibrant prints I would’ve been very disappointed.
She didn’t let me down.
Her energetic prints and structured pieces lit up the former Eurostar terminal at Waterloo station this morning.
The show was titled “C’est ci nes pas une Chambre” (This is not a room).
It takes its cue from the surrealist world of Rene Magreitte and inspiration from the graphic interior sets of Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton iconic fashion shoots, to the inner environments found in Architectural digest.
It was like Mary stripped that room to create this collection.
A window frame is focus point on the bodice of each piece creating strong shoulders and providing a great view.
Curtains are used to add flowing movement to structured dress.
Victorian lampshades created tge most beautiful skirts with dangling beaded and crystal details.
Key accessories included candlestick holders as necklaces and Christian Louboutin colourful wedges.
I know we have still have Milan and Paris to go, but this collection will rank in my top 10 of the season.
Breath-taking, colourful and truly memorable.
Front row: Anna dello Russo wearing a Lanvin leopard print dress with Manolo Blahnik heels
Favourites: The lampshade dresses
Who I see wearing this collection: Rihanna, Katy Perry, Fergie, Cheryl Cole, Nicole Roberts, Anna dello Russo