Mary Katrantzou first caught my eye three years ago, her beautiful digital prints and designs are different to any other designers, and are visually stunning.
A graduate from Central Saint Martins, Katrantzou origins from Greece and has been awarded NEWGEN sponsorship for an impressive 6 seasons, and last year won the emerging talent ready-to-wear award at The British Fashion Awards.
Her AW12 show was yesterday, the last day of London Fashion Week, and once again it didn't disappoint. Her three inspirations were said to be "still life, crayon box and Victoriana", with her trademark piece being "a dress inspired by the filtered beauty in design, mapped around the female figure." Again, digital print was a large focus in the collection, however this time around there was a mixture of dramatic silhouettes, including large peplums, shoulder pads, tiny waists and flowing parachute skirts. An added element of stunning embellishments to compliment the amazingly pulled off prints was the cherry on the cake. The result was a beautiful, lusterous collection with massive attention to detail, linked together by a palette of stunning pastel blues and greys, with added elements from a brighter selection of fiery reds, canary yellows and lizard greens. With collaborations with Topshop and Longchamp launching this year, I have to say I'm excited. This designer has encapsulated my style in all of her collections to date, lets hope the highstreet versions don't disappoint.
Here are some of the gorgeous designs she sent walking down the runway yesterday.