Mary Katrantzou London Fashion Week Fall 2012
Mary Katrantzou’s use of bold prints, literal interpretations of mundane life spun into a melody of structural and softly following pieces on the runway this season has shot her up to one of my favorite designers in the Fall 2012 London Fashion Week madness.
Creating a line that is wholly unique, innovative and salable is feat that is nearly impossible, but Katrantozou pulled it off. The collection pushed the envelope, had a cohesive theme, redefined the limits of the designer and was a delightful display of eye candy.
Having toyed with and mastered your common silhouettes, Katratzou took it upon herself to shake things up. Backstage she said: “I’d already done the peplum and hourglass, so I was looking for different silhouettes to emphasize embroidery and embellishments.”
Drawing from Antony Price, she let some amazing creative juices flow and took everyday items blew them up threw them around and turned them into stunning prints for her fall 2012 collection….I can’t help but think of her in a scene from Fantasia, household items swirling about, fabric everywhere…some lightning…POOF! Brilliant runway show.
In reality, she used the well know atelier in Paris, The Lesage’s artisans. It was the first time Lesage worked with a London designer and the first time the designer worked with rubber and drew inspiration from pencils, cutting the grass, typewriters and just about anything else you can find in your flat.
Vivid and whimsical.
-Photographs by Evan Sung