Mary Katrantzou’s fall 2013 collection totally took us by surprise and probably most of the audience present at the show’s debut at London fashion Week as the designer known for her amazing vivacious digital prints has now opted to go darker with her designs and infuse a little bit of McQueenish fierceness into her lineup. Interesting? Yes. Innovative? Totally. Worthy of praise? Definitely, so let’s take a plunge into the obscure with the avant-garde fashion collection signed Mary Katrantzou for fall 2013 and take suggestions for the new season styleover!
Although not many would label the majority of the outfits featured in the designer’s collection (designer who’s relatively a newbie in the runway fashion industry by the way and collaborated successfully with Topshop on several occasions) as being all that wearable, this kind of artistry and high creativity level are not quite as common, meaning you should definitely keep an eye on the label’s designs if you’re all about statement, unique pieces!
The Mary Ktrantzou fall 2013 collection show opened with a gorgeous duo-chromatic black-grey asymmetric ensemble that didn’t seem to focus on emphasizing the silhouette but settled on accentuating the shoulders instead and allowed its architectural shape to deliver the right visual impact. Next, the designer ventured into the world of vintage scenery photographs and transposed various images to the fabrics, effect that gave the collection a bold yet totally seductive allure.
Prints are the designer’s signature and it seems that she’s as capable of playing with monochromatic, sort-of-melancholic motifs as she is with fun, floral prints and bright digital patterns. A quick glimpse at the lovely lineup should be enough to get you hooked on the designs or at least get you to develop an admiration for the impeccable craftsmanship the designer proves to master with each collection launch.
The dramatic effect brought by the prints and achromatic tones was balanced or emphasized, depending on the look, by architectural, vintage-classic and masculine-inspired cuts, so browse through the lovely display of dresses, cool trenches, skirt separates and business chic suits revealed in satin-finish, leather, airy fabrics and others and draw inspiration for your new bolder fall 2013 fashion style!
Photos courtesy of Mary Katrantzou