Miss out on the Mary Katrantzou Topshop drop? The good news is that Katrantzou-inspired prints are everywhere.
Primark and ASOS have picked out the underwater print ideas rather than the much-copied-already digital florals. While we would LOVE the real thing, we think this dress from Primark is a steal (the price eludes us but it probably won’t cost more than £25) and we adore this fishy laptop case. We reckon with a little DIY it could make a rather eye-catching clutch.
Obviously you don’t get the designer craftmanship like you do with a Katrantzou orignial (it’s breathtaking) but for some summer fun these fishy prints are fantastic.
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
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.
Pics from Elle, Topshop’s blog, LFW and my camera!
Everyone knows that it’s all about floral prints this spring – preferably clashed with other prints – and a floral blazer is a great way to work the look with jeans (preferably pastel) or in the office. So we’ve picked out three of the best all inspired by Mary Katrantzou’s original SS12 masterpiece.
Thank goodness for the Elle Style Awards. We’ve been struggling all week to find amazing red carpet looks for you, despite the Grammys and Baftas both coming around. But finally we have some styles that are original and fun as well as super glamourous.
Plenty of people have gone gaga for Alexa Chung’s trouser suit but (I’m being super brave here) despite loving Alexa and Stella McCartney, who designed the suit, it kind of left me cold…too sensible perhaps?
So instead we bring you the sheer and seductive versus the playful print. Whose team are you on?
Your next high street designer collaboration alert!
Put the 17th of February in your diary because t-shirts designed by your fav fashion people go on sale at Topshop and you can even afford to buy some at £30 each!
The collection marks the 10th anniversary of Topshop’s sponsorship of the NEWGEN scheme, bankrolling some of Britain’s most exciting fashion talent – think Christopher Kane, Giles and Mary Katrantzou.
You can buy online as well as at selected Topshop stores and Selfridges. Here are our 5 favourites.
We have been truly spoilt with designer/high street collaborations of late and now we have the chance to score a work of art by Mary Katrantzou from £50 thanks to Topshop.
Seeing as her dresses sell for four figure sums, the most expensive dress on sale (£350) made in limited numbers, seems like steal.
You know we love a fashion meets art scenario as well as our love of loud prints? Well we stumbled across these incredible hyper-realistic paintings by Erik Madigan Heck of Mary Katrantzou’s collection. He has also painted the work of Kenzo, Comme, Dries van Noten, Rodarte, and plenty of couture. Can you believe these aren’t photographs?!
Images: From Erik Madigan Heck’s website.
P.S. How excited are you about the Katrantzou x Topshop collaboration?!