Mary Katrantzou's edgy flowers at LFW
Mary Katrantzou gave ditzy patterns a tougher edge at London Fashion Week yesterday (20Sep15).
The designer showed her Spring/Summer 16 line at the biannual event, sending models down the runway in floral-pattern dresses with monochrome detail at the side.
One accessorised this look with a black ribbon that looked like a 90s-style chocker and tie-up sandals in a snakeskin pattern. The overall feel was grungy with a ladylike vibe thanks to the colourful panel at the front of the dress.
Another model wore a dress almost entirely in the floral pattern, but with the skirt giving way to black detail and mesh. Again, this gave the look a much harder edge.
The collection was all about putting a new spin on things, with the aforementioned ribbon around the neck symbolising this. It tied at the back, encasing a section of the models' hair.
“It’s not a headband, it’s not a grip, it’s not a barrette—it’s a new way to accessorise the hair, and that’s what I love about it,” hairstylist Paul Hanlon explained backstage to vogue.com. “It’s different.”
And showing in London will no doubt have been a pleasure for Greek designer Mary, who has made the city her home.
"I've lived in London for 12 years now and I love it because you feel like you're at the centre of everything creative," Mary previously smiled to Matches Fashion.
Also showing yesterday was KTZ, which went hell for leather. Among the quirky outfits was a leather mini dress with silver studs, finished off with fishnet tights and a shaggy black wig.
There was also a tight black top with mesh sleeves and a matching miniskirt. It was finished with embellished silver shoulder pads and a silver trim at the hem and pockets of the skirt.
London Fashion Week continues today with Antonio Berardi, Erdem and Burberry among those showing.