Feb 21, 2012

Mary Katrantzou - Autumn Winter 2012-13 collection, London Fashion Week

Mary Katrantzou - WINNER of the Emerging Talent Awards at last year’s British Fashion Awards, made one of the longest speeches thanking, well, everybody she could think of - and her show notes today were just as effusive in her appreciation of her team (named individually), her “lifelong mentor and a force” Louise Wilson and her parents, among others.

Mary's as well known for her humility as she is for her prints which is nice to see since while she isn’t actually single-handedly responsible for the fact that we all love wearing prints from head to foot these days, she could be – so great are the ones she brings to life on the catwalk.

Promising to “discover the beauty in the everyday in a collection where product placement becomes placement print”, she smothered her signature structured lampshade-shaped dresses and stiff, A-line tailored coats with spoons, phone dials, typewriter keys, luggage tassels and clothes hangers – one dress was even embroidered with real yellow pencils.