May 30, 2013

Designers we love - Mary Katrantzou

 

 

At fall 2008’s London Fashion Week, Katrantzou opened the Central Saint Martins master’s show with a small collection of trompe l’oeil dresses printed with graphic, oversize jewelry. She was a 25-year-old graduate, brand new to the fashion industry and still unsure whether she had the talent to launch her own label. Five years later, her womenswear brand is sold by 240 retailers in 56 countries; she has carved out an unmistakeable design signature combining digital prints and sculptural shapes; and her show is one of the most coveted tickets of fashion week…

 NYMAG.com

 

MK’s prints have struck me for a very long time now and each time i see them, the structural print just blows me away. I read the article from which the above excerpt  was drawn, a few weeks ago and then i understood how far she has come, how much work goes into producing such exceptional prints and how bright the future is for her and the label.

Celebrities like Rihanna, Kerry Washington, Solange Knowles and a few others have been dressed by her and scored A+ doing this.

 

 

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Based on each season’s inspiration, she basically just expresses art in the illest form.

It is the same way i felt when i saw pictures of our very own Tiwa Savage dressed in MK. To be honest i am not her biggest fan, never been, but this outfit was everything. As per usual, home girl had to expose a little too much skin but all in all i was feeling it.

Tiwa savage in Mary Katrantzou

She has simply never ever looked this good! Thumbs up to her stylist for looking to amazing print like MK’s.

Currently, MK’s lowest pieces go for 1,000 dollars (N160,000) which is quite a lot of money. She collaborated with Topshop last year to cascade her line to the high street meaning cheaper clothing items so, hopefully real soon subsequent collaborations will be done and amazing items off her line can be sold to regular girls like you and i : )

Have a blessed Thursday guys!!!

its Ms Modish,

xx

 

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