A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be in the same room as a dress designed by Mary Katrantzou, one of my all-time favourite designers. Ever since her s/s 2012 collection arrived on the fashion scene I’ve been following her catwalk shows, collaborations and the General beauty that surrounds her name. She’s quite simply the queen of print. So, as you can imagine I was rather excited for the big reveal of her S/S 2013 collection, and needless to say it didn’t disappoint. Whilst previous collections focused on the natural world used in repeating patterns and in the brightest of colours, this one took its inspiration from the humble postage stamp. It also veered away from Mary’s more classic shapes without losing the Katrantzou appeal. Tightly tailored silhouettes were replaced by cocoon shapes and looser fits, whilst the floaty dresses which have also become a staple of hers had the occasional collar. Overall the collection had a much more androgynous feel in comparison to previous shows, hosting a few rather gorgeous suits. Some of the designs even sported bowling shirt style sleeves!
The colour pallets were amazing and brought the feminine touch back to the collection that kept it in tune with her other pieces. The use of airy tones of blue and green made it perfect for the warm weather, even though it seems so far away at the moment! White bases also meant that colours stood out and made prints appear more delicate.
Mary Katrantzou S/S 2013:
Thanks for reading,
Bethany Paige X