“The inspiration for the collection this season is: the Golden Age meets the Crayola box, meets the mundane! It’s more mathematical than previous seasons in its coloration and the Swarovski Elements are used in perfect repetition to add depth to the colour and allow us to create luxury from seemingly mundane depictions.” - Mary Katrantzou
Simply beautiful, Mary Katrantzou’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection was inspired by the beauty of everyday objects such as chess pieces or pencils. While for us mere folk it would be tricky to make something wearable from such inspirations, yet alone something incredible, and yet these simple concepts did just that. Using the vibrant colour spectrum the designer is known for, Katrantzou mixed structured silhouettes with floaty chiffons, all in vibrant prints. One of the most incredible pieces was a yellow dress with pencil and rubber appliqué at the waist and a rollneck knit that screamed luxury, complete with hand-embroidered Swarovski crystals and pearls as part of a collaboration with French Haute Couture Embroidery House, Lesage. We think pencil print is going to be big news come winter 2012.
Funnel neck prints at Mary Katrantzou A/W12-13
Pencil appliqué at Mary Katrantzou A/W12-13
Floaty chiffon florals at Mary Katrantzou A/W12-13
Structured silhouette at Mary Katrantzou A/W12-13
Detaling at Mary Katrantzou, A/W12-13 hand-embroidered with Swarovski crystals and pearls in collaboration with the French Haute Couture Embroidery House, Lesage.
Close up at Swarovski crystal and pearl embellishments at Mary Katrantzou, A/W12-13
Close up shot of Swarovski pearls at, Mary Katrantzou, A/W12
Close up on pencil applique at Mary Katrantzou, A/w12-13
Swarovski crystals and pearls were embroidered in collaboration with the French Haute Couture Embroidery House, Lesage.