Mary Katrantzou – S/S 2012

London: Heralded London up-and-comer Mary Katrantzou is known for her eye-popping collections chock full of print and color, and this season she took those things to a new level of head-turning bravado. As usual, the prints took center stage, with patterns morphing from trompe l’œil metal photos to hyper-hued florals to dense schools of fish — all enmeshed into singular garments, offering a trippy, surreal effect that was present in each and every look. The details and silhouettes elevated the collection even more, with long trains, sculpted and twisted skirts and asymmetrical necklines creating a truly fantastical story that perfectly embodied Katrantzou’s distinct and ultra-vibrant point of view. —Shannon Davenport

Silhouette: Asymmetrical / High-low / Fitted / Bubble

Color: Burnt orange / Navy / Fuchsia / White / Lemon / Emerald / Lime / Hunter green / Aqua / Coral / Black / Royal purple / Ruby

Key Items: Scuplted bubble dresses / Train dresses / One-shouldered sheaths / Colorblocked printed suits / Patterned tops / Long-sleeved bodycon dresses / Printed trousers

Materials: Chiffon / Silk / Satin / Mesh / Tulle / Mylar / Metal

Print + Pattern: Digital allover prints / Florals / Shells / Feathers / Fish / Animal and natural motifs

Details + Trim: One shoulder necklines / Shoulder cutouts / Trains / Chainmail / Jeweled patches / Sequins / Iridescent patchwork / Contrast lining / Textured floral embellishments

Accessories + Footwear: Sheer leggings / Two tone metallic heels / Studded clear pumps

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