Runway Report: Mary Katrantzou SS17

70’s psychedelic swirls met classical Greek art in Mary Katrantzou’s SS17 Cyrillic-inspired collection, taking her power for prints back to her heritage. Mock neck skater dresses layered with slip dress silhouettes, peplum hems over sweeping maxi skirts and tunic tops over flared pants. Prints evolved into tactile embellishments, with op-art inspired chain mail dresses, medallion belts and tiered sheer layers and luxe accents.

Prints paid homage to Greek goddesses and traditional motifs, from geometric scrolls to the Cyrillic alphabet. Fitted blazers paired with sweeping tulle skirts and boxy jackets over flared hem pencil skirts, in a fresh play with proportions and silhouette. Models donned single ivy strand earrings, loose flowing locks and a rich matte lip for modern, minimalist beauty.

One part retro, one part modern day mythical muse, Katrantzou continued her reign over London fashion week with another collection sure to go straight from the runway to the chicest of closets and covet lists.

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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.