Runway Report: Mary Katrantzou Fall 2017

Mary Katrantzou took a trip to Fantasia and fitted femme elegance of the 1940s for her FW17 collection, in a wardrobe where houndstooth checks, brocade florals and decadent fur sleeves and collars gave way to a kaleidoscope of colors and surrealistic prints – a Disney dream world brought to life in Katrantzou’s trademark immersive prints meet sequined and beaded embellishment.  Hitchcock heroine met futuristic fashion risk taker, as Katrantzou played with a rich jewel palette, mixed textures and print abstractions that felt equal parts regal and reminiscent.

Katrantzou’s modernized the skirt suits and swing coats of the past, with a patchwork take on checkered and plaid skirt suiting, accent collars full of embellishment and floral print mixing, and fresh pastel hues on fur and rich beaded embellishment made the classics contemporary. Zip front mini and midi dresses color blocked velvet and a floral and fantasy print in a way that felt utterly modern, while ankle skimming trench coat silhouettes in statement prints made the case for a bringing old school drama back to dressing.

Skirts and midi length sheath dresses were covered in neon flora and fauna, brought to life in feathered and beaded detail, followed by a finale of full length glittering gowns adorned with twinkling Tinkerbells mixed with luxe velvet suiting depicting fantasy world scenes from the Disney classic.

Models donned white-lined fawny eyes and brows and hair sleek and parted straight down the middle, accessorized only by the odd pair of leather gloves and chunky platform oxfords and velvet and bedazzled buckle brogues. Part feminine, part fun, Katrantzou once again delivered a collection fashionista’s dreams are made of.

About the Author

Sarah Bertness is the Editorial Manager of social shopping platform LIKEtoKNOW.it, covering the arts, music, fashion and culture from Dallas in her spare time. She has a love for public art, all things vinyl, antiquing, wanderlust, and a good dose of color blocking and print clashing. You can follow her travels and musings on Instagram @sarahbertness.