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LFW: Mary Katrantzou AW14

February 20, 2014

FashionLondonLondon Fashion Week | by Candid Magazine


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There’s no mistaking a Mary Katrantzou show without some print galore, and boy, did she deliver an intricate graphic knockout of a show. Kantrantzou went into a different direct for this year’s collection, drawing inspiration from symbolism alongside with road signs, badges and crests. Interestingly this is the first time we saw no digital printing, however the collection still maintained that trademark Mary Katrantzou DNA.

 

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The Greek designer played with symbols – abstracting them from their origins and reinventing them. Using prints and form from past, she created her own distinctive language. As usual, the Greek fashion designer blew everyone’s minds with unreal details loaded with ornate digital designs, new embroidery, chain mail aprons, plenty of ace lace and packed with tonnes of crystal prints. Not only that, the show finished on a high with an incredible Kirsten Owen closing for the finale.

 

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This years’ colour palette was bright, bold and beautiful, with regal tones forming the bulk of the collection including navy, burgundy and deep aubergine purples. Discover something new with each glance at Mary Katrantzou with her hectic haute collage creations, as she takes a sublime and controlled refined step for her prints – taking them beyond the surface of every garment.

 

Angela Hui