Tuesday, 18 September 2012

never-to-be-missed Mary

Mary ”the queen of prints" Katrantzou showcased
on Sunday night at the Topshop's Showspace in
Bedford square during London's Fashion Week
her latest spring/summer 2013 collection.

The Greek native designer who came to spellbind the
fashion scene ever since her first appearance with
her mesmerizing hyperrealistic sense of style made
of highly evocative bold digital prints, 
catches us by surprise anew.

Once again Mary's simple shapes provide the ideal
canvas for a stunning tapestry of colorful images,
this time altering vintage stamps and banknotes
(actually pre-euro Greek drachmas) plenty of
symbols and motifs as storytelling relics of a
bygone society in her own signature style.
Mary's able to reintrepet the ethnic mood like
no one by transforming everyday objects into 
a compelling travelogue.

Surprisingly, the indented edges of postage stamps
supply an evident geometric border to graphic outfits
while elaborate guilloche patterns envelop the figure.
Worthy of mention, the evening dresses shimmering
under the lights in their sophisticated metallic brocades
and Swarovski crystal mesh are printed with paper
money designs whose intersecting horizontal and
vertical lines create a captivating endless ornament.
Ravishing and inimitable, pure and simple.

catwalk images via Grazia.it
detail images © by GoRunway