Monday 27 June 2011

Chinese Inspirations by Mary Katrantzou

Mary Katrantzou FW 2011/12 - In this, the first season in which she's succeeded in placing her commercial pieces within the broad sweep of her vision, Katrantzou says she feels she's "morphing". Not that there isn't a market for those other mind-bending dresses made with skirts shaped like Qing Dynasty bowls, or coats made to imitate Fabergé eggs - they're likely to go to exactly the same collectors of clothes as the 24 wealthy women sho asked Katrantzou for bespoke lampshade skirts last summer.

Rarely does a fashion audience get to witness the career of a designer move onto a whole new plane before its very eyes, but that's just what happened when Mary Katrantzos collection took to the runway. All the most original ideas are the ones you'd rule out as even possible contenders for desirability - like making clothes in the shapes and patterns of Chinese porcelain, Fabergé eggs, Meissen, coromandel screens, and an entire imaginary collection of objets d'art for goodness sake.

Mary Katrantzou FW 2011/12

Source: VOGUE
Photography by Marcio Madeira/firstView

1 comment:

Shagun said...

Colorful prints. Lovely editorial Andrea. Regards, Shagun

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