Mary Katrantzou Spring Summer 2013

Season after season I wonder how this brand makes money. Mary Katrantzou‘s printed dresses are so extreme, I question how many people actually buy them. This season the prints featured postage stamps and what appeared to be different currency. The concept was beautiful, but placed onto her shapes (which were less shapely and form fitting than before) they just seemed a but vulgar. Usually her prints are so well placed, that despite their business, they would flatter the female figure. This wasn’t really the case this season. I’d definitely consider investing in one of her pieces, but would anyone really need more than one Katrantzou in their closet? I don’t think so.

I love…

London, catwalk, runway show, spring summer 2013, Mary Katrantzou

Mary Katrantzou tailoring. This works.

London, catwalk, runway show, spring summer 2013, Mary Katrantzou

beautiful, soft sleeves on this delicately printed dress.

I loathe…

London, catwalk, runway show, spring summer 2013, Mary Katrantzou

A postage stamp dress. In theory, this could be cool, but when you add a four digit price tag, it sort of loses its appeal.

London, catwalk, runway show, spring summer 2013, Mary Katrantzou

shapeless strapless dresses with unflattering prints.

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • Dimitar

    I think she’s running out of ideas because she puts so many different inspirations in her collections that I think you can take her last show and do 10 seasons more if you just take one of the ideas and develop it. I think she’ll be on the radar for up to 5 seasons more, I don’t believe there’s any future in print design, I think it just happened to become a trend for more than one season. And frankly, seeing prints in every collection kind of bores me.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Totally agree. Let’s face it, most of us have wardrobes full of solids.