Mary Katrantzou Autumn Winter 2011

I saw this show and I went to look at the garments in the showroom, so I also got to see the intricate details. This collection will look amazing in magazine editorials, but I don’t think it will sell well. For most catwalk shows, designers present their most exciting pieces, and save the boring, basic stuff for the showroom. But Mary Katrantzou‘s collection didn’t have any basic stuff, only these elaborate, crazy printed pieces. Who will buy this? It is all too much for me, and it doesn’t feel like she is evolving much (aside from the gorgeous knitwear, but which is still quite “out there.”) I’d like to see a few pieces that aren’t completely covered in crazy prints and that could be worn by someone who is brave with their fashion choices, but not outrageous.

I love…

Mary Katrantzou, prints, womenswear, London fashion week, autumn winter 2011

Mary Katrantzou's beautiful prints.

Mary Katrantzou, prints, womenswear, London fashion week, autumn winter 2011

the amazing knitwear in this collection. Yes, all these motifs are knit, not printed!

Mary Katrantzou, prints, womenswear, London fashion week, autumn winter 2011

a very statuesque, beautiful evening gown.

I loathe…

Mary Katrantzou, prints, womenswear, London fashion week, autumn winter 2011

too many prints.

Mary Katrantzou, prints, womenswear, London fashion week, autumn winter 2011

padded, heavily printed clothing. It is too much.

Mary Katrantzou, prints, womenswear, London fashion week, autumn winter 2011

prints, prints, prints with a giant printed tunic on top.

All images from Vogue.com.

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