London Fashion Week: Mary Katrantzou Autumn/Winter 15
Visiting the pyramids
Mary Katrantzou's imagination runs wild in her Autumn/Winter 15 collection, but is chaperoned just enough by her conviction and expertise. Backstage, Katrantzou cited the 'horror vacui' art movement and reactionary modernism, which manifested as heritage opulence set against a sort of techy utopia, with both elements combined in a single look. Something that is not easy to achieve.
The season's 'it' pant – the cropped flair, was a collection staple along with the flounced skirt cutting the same length. These came with graphic dimensional embellishments in the form of foamy pyramid details on the waist bands in sherbet pinks and yellows.
The spongey pyramid was the motif of the collection, continuing through to a line of clutch bags, and even covering the runway floor.
It wouldn't be a Katrantzou collection without a double dose of mixed and matched prints, this season is no different, this is where the opulence comes into play with antique lace and floral inspired prints in forrest green and grey blue.