For Fall 2012, Mary Katrantzou was inspired by everyday items: wrist watches, coat hangers, typewriter keyboards, spoons, and most notably No.2 HB pencils.
You may have had to do a double take, but these are items which make up her vibrant prints for the season.
The most impressive thing about the pencils is that they were embroidered and shaped onto the skirt rather than being a print. I would imagine it would be difficult to sit in, and therefore, when this look goes into production, I’m sure it will be a print.
Mary gave us architectural shapes on a colour palette of canary yellow, emerald green, ruby red and ocean blue, alongside light chiffon pieces with floaty ruffled skirts.
I don’t recall Mary presenting knits in the past, so as someone who loves a sweater dress, I was excited to see these pieces presented with large turtle necks.
Funnel neck coats, beaded pants, off-the-shoulder sculptural tops, capes, ruffle-neck long-sleeve dresses and a long-sleeve gown were presented.
With more and more celebs falling in love with Mary Katrantzou, I’m sure we will be seeing these pieces on the red carpet soon.
I just hope they pair the looks with the gorgeous coloured Christian Louboutin pumps and ankle boots we saw at the show.
Front Row: Alexa Chung and Anna Wintour
Who I See Wearing This Collection: Leelee Sobieski, Leigh Lezark, Keira Knightley, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Tilda Swinton and Rihanna