sculpture as fashion, the brilliant work of
Mary Katrantzou at London Fashion Week
Young designer Mary Katrantzou first standalone show
at London Fashion Week was stunning. The collection
was inspired by the stylized 70s photography of Helmut
Newton and Guy Bourdin, where the interiors became
as important as the models. Each garment was a work
of art; the patterns were inspired by old copies of
Architectural Digest and World of Interiors. Delicate
silk blouses were tucked into mini-crinolines imitating
lampshades while dresses with prints of window frames
had chiffon fluttering like drapes.
" With this collection, I wanted to put the room on the woman,
rather than the woman in the room."