Designer Spotlight: Mary Katrantzou
Greek-born Mary Katrantzou in only a matter of years has become renowned for her stunning surrealistic prints that feature bold graphics and vividly captivating color. Katrantzou has secured her prestigious position among London Fashion Week’s leading young designers and it is evident as to the reason why. Her transcendent vision and unique collections are now featured in over 100 stockists in over 35 countries including Harvey Nichols in London, Colette in Paris, Barneys, Neiman Marcus in the US and many more.
Prior to her big break, Katrantzou had previously moved to the US in 2003 in order to study at the Rhode Island School of Design to study architecture. She subsequently transferred to Central Saint Martin’s Collage of Art Design to coomplete both her BA and MA where she focused on fashion prints. In 2006 she collaborating with Sophia Kokosalaki where she managed to create a portfolio for the Central Saint Martins Master Fashion Textiles course. Ultimately opening the Saint Martin’s graduating show, her collection became nominated for Harrods and the L’Oreal Professional Award, as well as gaining sponsorship by Newgen for six full seasons (S/S 2009 – A/W 2011).
Below is a selection of my favorite looks from Katrantzou’s latest Spring 2012 Ready-To-Wear collection: