An explosion of the elements at Mary Katrantzou


London Fashion Week Catwalks – A/W 19

After show-hopping – and a team debrief – the WGSN Catwalks editors call out the most exciting and directional emerging trends – and we’re reviewing some of our favourite moments, too. 

London: Regardless of the fact that Mary Katrantzou worked within the themes of earth, air, fire and water, what came across in this collection was the gorgeous explosion of colour and luxuriant use of opulent trims (ruffles mixed with ostrich feathers) and fabulous pattern play.

This season, Katrantzou presented a sparkling prism of silhouettes, adorned in frothy frills and sequins. Ruffles were plentiful in tremulous layers of shimmering colour as gentle rainbow gradations on long organza dresses and coats cascaded over leather trousers. Even the season’s animal print came as underpinnings to Katrantzou’s formfitting sheaths carefully beaded in crystal prints of cracked earth which broke the intensity of the bright hues and spilt over onto skinny boots. Such beautiful pieces will become collectors’ items so handcrafted and singular in their interpretation.

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