Multiple prints and textures, lavish embellishments and bright patterned furs – you can always count on Mary Katrantzou to put the fun back in fashion.
LFW: Mary Katrantzou AW15
Back to the future
Calling on history to advance to the future, Mary Katrantzou is one of those designers that can merge two contrasting aesthetics into one fluid entity. Masterfully done, Katrantzou presents opulent baroque inspired pattern, intricate paisleys, futuristic embellishments, innovative quilting techniques and bright popping fur for AW15. Rich luxurious colours – royal blue, ruby red and navy – are teamed with pops of lime, cerise and baby blue, the offering is quintessentially Katrantzou, the fun designs we know and love.
A new era
Moving away from the very literal architectural designs that the house is synonymous with, this season Katrantzou has appropriated classic floral swirls and Victorian architecture details through embroidery and embellishment. When it came to footwear, we fell in love. Think chunky velvet platform shoes worn with thick ribbed-wool tights; if only there was dreamy pink foam floor everywhere we walked.
Clash and contrast
Both oversized and figure form silhouettes advanced down the catwalk, from baggy tunics to full length peplum-bottomed skirts. Meanwhile the make up was eye-catching to say the least. With geometric shapes on the under lid, the otherwise bare faced girls channelled classic English rose beauty, with an intriguing edge.