Runway Report: Mary Katrantzou

In a world dominated by rich colors and bold graphic prints lives Mary Katrantzou. One look into the print-clad audience at yesterday’s show in Westminster, and its clear why Katrantzou’s line has flourished since it’s launch in 2008. Largely inspired by three different types of shoes—one more appropriate for the line than the next—the Greek designer’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection focused, again, on the printed image and its relationship with color. There were full bubble dresses in fluorescent florals of pinks and greens, paired with rubber-soled lace-ups in coordinating patterns; clean-lined pants and top sets in vibrant blues and purples, and one-button blazers enhanced by oversized stitch graphics. Impeccably placed Swarovski crystals adorning Katrantzou’s jackets, dresses, pants and tops, provided an extra layer of uniqueness to each look. And then there were the more ‘tame’ pieces, to which Katrantzou made her own by adding considerable ruffles and intricate ribbon detailing.

All in attendance would agree that each of the 28 looks that glided effortlessly down the runway shared in a printed glory of which few other designers can relate.

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