Mary Katrantzou’s Spring/Summer 2013 continues to showcase this young yet amazingly talented designer’s ability to reinterpret prints with precision. Stamps, banknotes and floral were the prints of choice and with the use of backdrop colors – varying from white to pastel pinks and yellows – linear shape and volume Katrantzou drew us into her collection. The collection featured tailored-cut printed jeans created in collaboration with Current Elliott as part of a capsule collection to trapeze dresses decorated with piping and paneling and even some spectacular evening gowns with Swarovski crystal appliqué created using a printed glass technique and fused with silk brocade.
Themes – Digital prints of currency and stamps using A-line shapes and volume to create dimension.
Colors – Lavender, sunflower yellow, ivory, ink, aquamarine, coral, china blue, white
Key Items – A-line swinging dresses with halter necks and deep pockets; narrow trousers paired with sleeveless boxy blazers; and bowling-style shirts with voluminous sleeves
Prints/Patterns – Metallic brocade and digital prints of banknotes, floras and stamps
Fabrics – Silk duchess, silk brocade, silk twill, parachute nylon, cotton twill, silk jacquard, metallic brocade
Accessories – Multi-colored patent leather booties
Swag – Mary Katranzou’s clothes and designs are bold, brash, and undeniably unique. She takes digital printing to a new level along with a fearlessness to experiment with color and prints. She is leader amongst the new generation and her followers from Florence Welch to Keira Knightly support her – as do we do StyleCartel.