Mary Katrantzou's Spring / Summer 2013 at London Fashion Week
The second show to be presented at the brand new Topshop show space yesterday on day 3, was the ever popular print designer who has made a real name for herself these past few seasons, Mary Katrantzou, and to no surprise she continues to cause a stir amongst the London Fashion Week crowd.
Whilst many (us included) thought Katrantzou could not better her prints season after season fearing a peak to her success was looming, we were wrong. The London based designer presented did not fail to deliver yet another season highlight worthy collection.
Beginning with her usual brand of geometric printing on structured shapes, the collection started strong; think intricate and contrasting blue designs on high volume skirts, matching shirt / trouser suits and cocoon style dresses. It's not until you take a closer look at the prints that you notice a theme threading throughout, linking the various colour palettes and silhouettes on offer.
According to sources, this year it's inspired by "world history, global exploration and Guilloche pattern play". Done were the typewriters and stationary of last season, and hello to scalloped edge postage stamps, collectables and the ultimate in close up detail. Colours developed into an exciting palette of neons on white, with purple and black details.
The collection ended on a high with more muted pastel shades and ultimate embellishment. Another triumph for Mary we think! Check it all out for yourself in the video below.