Mary Katrantzou spring/summer 2017 collection catwalk show for LFWLondon Fashion Week SS17
Mary Katrantzou today offered a statement Spring 2017 collection characterised by bold colours, psychedelic prints and Ancient Egyptian-inspired motifs.
In a palette of marine blue, yellow, maroon and white, the first few looks featured loosely structured tunics and dresses that glowed with a jagged, geometric pattern. Hieroglyphs and stylised, Ancient Egypt-inspired images were emblazoned across the chest, their stark and simplified forms offering a contrast with the busy patterning.The hieroglyph theme ran throughout the collection, transformed into vibrant repeating patterns that zig-zagged across form-fitting dresses and tailored jackets. Elsewhere, oversized sequins arranged themselves into endlessly repeating patterns, or else radiated in eye-boggling ways from a medallion-like motif at the waist.
Some of the strongest pieces came towards the end of the show, when Katrantzou offered a range of full-length gowns with peplum waists. Many were (relatively) simple, featuring an embroidered dove offering an olive branch to a simplified outline of a woman’s face.The dove image reappeared at the neck of a black and marine blue dress, and then again across the chest of a striking black gown with a slim, multi-tiered skirt. A strong and distinctive set of clothes that prove just how far Katrantzou has come from the floral prints and textiles of her early career.
Photos: Krisztian Pinter
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