18.09.12

Mary Katrantzou Spring 2013

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.

Christian Louboutin created an amazing collection of ankle boots – some were two-tone, others accented with a wavy stamp trim. We also saw strappy ankle-strap sandals.

Front Row: Anna Dello Russo

Favourites: Stamp-print halter dress with a full skirt, the blue suit plus the banknote sleeveless top and cigarette pants.

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

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5 Responses to Mary Katrantzou Spring 2013

  1. Jones19 September 18, 2012 at 11:42 #

    As a print lover I’m very excited by Mary’s designs, she’s amazing. The postage stamps and banknotes are inspired ideas to draw from. Loving this collection.

  2. Dhppy September 18, 2012 at 19:13 #

    This is such a gorgeous collection. Not a dud in the group.

  3. Amynae September 18, 2012 at 22:50 #

    Its just so… cool!! Like nothing else out there, and unapologetically original.

  4. EmmaWoodhouse September 19, 2012 at 02:42 #

    I don’t always love the silhouettes, but I love the prints. She is so creative!
    You’ll be replacing pencils with postage stamps next Fashion Week, FC! :)

    • Fashion Critic September 19, 2012 at 06:07 #

      YES…love those prints

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