Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Mary Katrantzou S/S 2013


Cara Delevingne backstage at Mary Katrantzou S/S 2013

Reknown internationally for her distinctive digital prints, Mary Katrantzou wowed the crowds at London Fashion Week with her unique and powerful collection.

Using international stamps, from countries such as Venezuela, Mongolia and Finland, and bank notes, including Norway and Germany, Katrantzou created a vivid and bold line, that showed a more sophisticated side to the quirky designer.
A mix of bold and bright, to pale yet perplexing

Inspired by world history, global exploration and Guilloche pattern play, the streamlined and fitted dresses were a beautiful contrast against the perplexing prints. 
Some of the more outrageous prints of the collection

Originally from Athens, Greece, Mary attended the prestigious Central Saint Martin's College in London, where she completed a Bachelor's and Master's Degree. Originally developing prints for interior design, she later turned to fashion, although many of her interior influences can be highlighted in her previous, and current, collections.

Models backstage having their make-up applied before the show began

The make-up for the S/S show was minimal, except a singular stripe of eye shadow, in brights and earthy hues. The hair was slicked back, with a small bun at the nape of the neck, so not to distract from the loud outfits.

As in the words of Mary Katrantzou herself, her collections are full of 'bold graphics and have a hyperrealist aesthetic', and, judging by the exciting prospect of this season's show, we can't help but agree.

Cara Delevingne showing off her best poses backstage

-R x

None of the photos are our own :-)

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