The fashion week fatigue was starting to take-over but Mary Katrantzou’s dose of colour was the perfect pick-me up this morning. Setting the Topshop show space alive with colour, nature battled against the industrial in dramatic designs.
Transforming flower beds, potted plants and fields of flowers into digital prints, Kantrantzou’s collection joins the ‘bright and bold’ club- Christopher Kane and Jonathan are also members- for spring/summer 2012. Seen on one-shoulder, bandeau and long sleeve body-cons, there wasn’t a dull moment.
But offering stiff completion an asymmetrical-hemmed gown festooned with metal came clanging down the catwalk. It was show-stopping creations like this that more than conveyed Kantranzou’s creative thinking.
Acid-brights ran through the collection, at times flowing behind, leaving the air infused with colour.
Whether you dare to do print-on-print or pair the dipped pink trousers with a simple tee, Mary Katrantzou is one designer to dabble in next season.
Mary Katrantzou S/S12 – Her finale piece stunned the audience
Mary Katrantzou S/S12 – Mary debuted her first ever knitwear piece
Mary Katrantzou S/S12 – Her pieces contained a lot of floral, seemingly becoming a major trend for S/S12