During Paris Fashion Week I visited the London Show Rooms to see the Mary Katrantzou Fall 2012 collection up close.

There were plenty of oohs and ahhs as the models showcased the gorgeous lighter-than-air chiffon dresses.

What was fascinating for me was seeing the amazing difference between the runway dresses and the commercial pieces.

The pencil dress, which I’m mildly obsessed with, was presented alongside a print version and ‘pencil’ skirt which will both go into production.

Mary agreed that the runway version needs a red-carpet moment.

The couture-like detailing which embellished each piece was breathtaking. I couldn’t even imagine how long it would take to create just one look.

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