Mary Katrantzou was inspired by global postage stamps and global banknotes, literally, as they were translated into standout prints which took to the runway on Sunday evening.
For Spring 2013 Mary presented a much looser silhouette with trapeze dresses, free-flowing chiffon dress, boxy sleeves, shirt dresses, sleeveless drop-waist maxi dresses, high-volume skirts and blouson sleeve dresses.
The pieces featuring stamps were presented in shades of blue, white and green and with pops of yellow and orange. There was a break from the colourful prints with a glossy dark blue suit and a green vest paired with a pencil skirt before the collection moved on to evening wear.
This is where the banknote prints came to life on a mixed metallic colour palette created with a Swarovski crystal mesh using a pioneering printed glass technique and fused with silk brocades, ensuring these looks will shimmer on the red carpet.
Front Row: Anna Dello Russo
Who I See Wearing This Collection: Elizabeth Banks, Blake Lively, Keira Knightley, Rihanna, Tilda Swinton, Anna Dello Russo, Leelee Sobieski, Solange Knowles and Florence Welch