Sunday, 16 February 2014

LFW Day 3/ Mary Katrantzou F/W RTW

It was a day full of extraordinary collections but I think Mary Katrantzou, one of my favourite designers, stands out from the rest today. Notorious for her eye-catching digital prints it is shocking to see not a single one playing a part in this collection; an array of stunning embroideries stood in their stead. Mary is beginning to diversify her techniques used which is really exciting to see.

The collection focused on symbols - varying from mens room logos to scouts badges to heraldic crests (heritage tailoring and silhouettes are big for F/W 2014) - arranged symmetrically in some cases, and collaged in others. This collection is unlike any I have ever seen before, the concept of symbols is truly original.

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A trend running through LFW is of masculinity, and as a result the designers are pulling out beautifully tailored suits and skirt-suit combinations.  Mary Katrantzou's unique prints give her masculine tailoring a certain oomph to aid in the representation of the powerful female she dresses in this collection.

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Yet my favourite feature of this collection that hasnt popped up much in the others shown so far this London Fashion Week, is asymmetry - an aesthetically pleasing feature often using pleating in Katrantzou's A/W collection.

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Katrantzou closed the show with some beautiful symmetrically embroidered drop-waist dresses.

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Model Kirsten Owens opened and closed the show. Her career rivals Kate Moss in its longevity and success. What a collection! (And what a stunning backless dress!)

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Until next time,
Rachel

1 comment:

  1. Great post! The dress looks amazing!

    Hazel
    www.theskimplelife.com

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