Mary Katrantzou Spring 2011

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

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Julien Macdonald Spring 2011

Julien Macdonald Spring 2011

22 Responses to Mary Katrantzou Spring 2011

  1. Zoe September 21, 2010 at 3:43 am #

    Are they deliberately going for a straight out of a Auschwitz look.

  2. Rach September 20, 2010 at 4:26 am #

    I’ve not really heard of this designer before but I’m really impressed! The stuff looks amazing. WIll be interested to see if any celebs can pull if off for red carpet looks.

  3. Sydne September 19, 2010 at 10:26 pm #

    Love the prints! Great job with the closeups. The candlestick holders remind me of Beauty and the Beast gone couture.

  4. Hannah September 19, 2010 at 9:31 pm #

    I also love the jewellery, as per usual. As far as I know her jewellery is made (or somethinng like that) by her parents. I am finding it impossible to find a single aspect I do not like of this collection.

  5. Ally September 19, 2010 at 8:41 pm #

    What an interesting show. Katy Perry is pretty much the only one I can see wearing the lampshade skirts IRL but they are very cute.

  6. Dorian Gray September 19, 2010 at 6:01 pm #

    I think Anna Dello Russo wears a Roberta di Camerino bag too. However this collection is so unique, very impressive!

  7. michelle September 19, 2010 at 5:23 pm #

    this collection is such a breath of fresh air. and those wedges need to be in my life STAT

  8. sujaya September 19, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

    i think asian actresses would rock these pieces on their red carpet

  9. sara September 19, 2010 at 4:52 pm #

    with several changes for real life…i like these mix of colors and textures, they remind me a bit on nicolas ghesquiere for balenciaga!
    i like specially the second, third and fourth ones!

  10. Marvel September 19, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

    Some of these dresses just scream Cheryl Cole

  11. mol September 19, 2010 at 4:32 pm #

    OMG this was a beautiful show, I love her use of the window to create a pictorial space, and it’s not just a surrealist influence, it has a renaissance feel to it too (I’m thinking of the many paintings Titian did with young courtiers leaning on a window frame and looking out to a landscape beyond, and of, despite all the color and graphic details, the strong sense of balance she has put to everything). The clothes are like stage sets become dresses, I really love her work and of course, Anna would be there, the collection is perfectly suited to her, Chloe Sev could wear it too.

  12. june September 19, 2010 at 3:58 pm #

    my lord fc, you’ve gone straight from new york fashion week, back to london and to the london fashion week without taking a breath! how do you even do it without collapsing?

    • Fashion Critic September 19, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

      I don’t know how I do it either.

      Milan on Wed

      • michelle September 19, 2010 at 5:22 pm #

        that’s insane

      • Cheryl Wong September 19, 2010 at 5:55 pm #

        Milan on Wednesday?! Deep breath, FC.

  13. adrien September 19, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

    AMAZING! i haven’t been that exited for a while!

  14. robbie September 19, 2010 at 2:56 pm #

    LOVE the lampshade skirts! especially the floral one and the bead fringed one. everything about the collection is amazing and those wedges *drools*

  15. Cheryl Wong September 19, 2010 at 2:13 pm #

    I love the shoes!!! Are they by Katrantzou as well?

    • Fashion Critic September 19, 2010 at 5:12 pm #


      • Cheryl Wong September 19, 2010 at 5:54 pm #

        Wow…Louboutin is getting more playful…And wedges too!! They look so sweet!! ­čÖé

  16. mm September 19, 2010 at 1:48 pm #

    So creative, love all the prints.. My favorite is the look with the shorts and all the wedges. FAB! Anna is still on a roll

  17. Hannah September 19, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    She really i sone of my favourite designers, she goes form strength to strength, and has never, as far as I can recall, had a week collection. Absolutely stunning.

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