mary katrantzou's london fashion week offering was crazy astonishing - definitely the most fresh and innovative collection i have seen in a good while (okay, viktor & rolf ss10 was pretty amazing).
while digital print is kind of suffocating the fashion world at the moment, this lass is one designer who's doing it right - she takes it to a whole new level and totally owns it. who else is doing hypersurrealistic (that's definitely a word) seventies architectural digest interior shots over sculpted silhouettes? noone. and there is definitely noone appropriating their prints like katrantzou - swathes of chiffon and oodles of fringing become curtains, pelmets adorn shoulders, bunches of flowers bloom on sleeve hems and there is also a very literal interpretation of a lampshade as a skirt. even the neckpieces were in on the act, forming chandeliers for the dream-like scenes. the shoes were a bit of a let down, but i think we can let that slide..
(all photos from style.com)
oh how i wish i could get inside those houses!!