Runway Report: Mary Katrantzou SS16

The shapes were mod, the palette other-worldly, and the shine factor high for Mary Kantrantzou’s SS16 collection.  Walking a mirror-reflected runway at Katrantzou’s alma mater, Central Saint Martins, Mary flaunted her mastery of prints with kaleidoscopic florals envisioned in rich textural embroidery, metallic quilting, and starry Klimt-esque embellished cosmos.  Named “An Exploration of Exploration,” Katrantzou continued to push the boundaries of wearable art, showcasing a mastery of couture craftsmanship techniques paired with accessible silhouettes.

A collection nearly entirely consisting of mini dresses was paired with buckled snakeskin ankle boots and ribbed knit leggings, and with the bedazzled factor covered models accessorized with simple black ribbon chokers and mid-eye pops of eyeliner.  Ruffles and patchwork melded in the perfect blend between folkloric and futuristic, in another Katrantzou collection that seemed the weave a thread through the history or art and fashion combined, with a mastery of the past and all throttles moving forward.

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Sarah Bertness is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer covering the arts, music, fashion and culture. She has a love for all things avant-garde, late night rock and roll, wanderlust, and a good dose of fringe and gold sequins. You can follow her musings on Twitter and Instagram @sarahbertness.