LFW Day5: Mary Katrantzou vs Holly Fulton + power prints

I am a Mary Katrantzou nut and in fact a bit of a digital print fanatic so bring on the detail!

Last season was all about flowers for Mary K but for winter she has composed her trademark incredible prints with everyday objects (watches, bows, hangers, mazes, typewriters, phones…) grouped in strong colours with the usual clever use of symmetry. We particularly like the witty pencil skirt with pencils on it – genius – and better still the work was executed by Chanel’s couture embroiderers Lesage…quite a coup for the young designer, non?

What can we say? The prints are inspired and the cutting exquisitely creative. Just enjoy x

I'm head-over-heels for these blue themed prints

Drama on the catwalk

Details backstage

A riot of colour

Super pretty!

And so to another with a penchant for print. Holly Fulton is best known for her Art Deco inspired pieces but she has opted for hot pink and bright turquoise in the winter (of course) with inspiration from Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Miami Art Deco buildings apparently. Then of course there were black lines everywhere – Fulton’s trademark – and plenty of sleek lines.

But unlike previous collections there was extra embellishment and even a little William Morris-like detailing, giving what fashion editors think is a new kind of sophistication and I agree- especially the less lurid, more monochrome pieces, which I love.

Turquoise-tastic

I LOVE this dress

A more sophisticated look

Proof the printed trouser trend is here to stay

Pretty in (hot) pink

Some of the creations on a rack behind the scenes

Pics from Elle, Topshop’s blog, LFW and my camera!

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