Mary Katrantzou Fashion for Women
The vibrant peacock feather print on Mary Katrantzou's 'Shea' dress is inspired by Walter Rothschild's private collection at The Natural History Museum - the designer also shot her Resort '18 capsule in his family's manor house. This Italian-made piece is cut from silk-faille that has been left unlined for lightness. Wear yours with platform sandals.
Mary Katrantzou takes inspiration from Hassan Sharif for Resort '18 – she visited the artist's 'I Am The Single Work Artist' retrospective, which displayed his use of texture and bright colors. This weightless chiffon skirt is printed with feathers that are brought to life in beautiful jewel tones and pleated for movement. We'll be styling ours with a fine-knit sweater and heels.
Mary Katranzou's iridescent metallic feathers are inspired by Walter Rothschild's private collection of natural specimens - the designer recently made three dresses for the Creatures & Creations exhibition at the Rothschild's Waddesdon Manor. This flocked jacquard coat is cut for a slim fit and has a neat white hammered cotton collar. Choose layers that complement the rainbow hues.
Mary Katrantzou's Resort '18 collection was photographed at the impressive Waddesdon Manor - its gardens feature ornate bird cages, mazes and bright flowers. Cut from crisp white cotton with a touch of stretch, this tailored shirt is dotted with jewel-toned embellishments. Wears yours loose over a mini skirt.
For Spring '18 Mary Katrantzou looks to her childhood toys for inspiration such as LEGOs and HAMA beads. Lined in silk for the smoothest fit, this 'Clovis' skirt is cut from fuchsia wool-blend and embellished with mirrored Perspex and crystals along the front welt pockets. Wear yours with metallic accessories.
This year, Mary Katranztou created three dresses for the Creatures & Creations exhibition at the Rothschild family's Waddesdon Manor, where she later returned to shoot her Resort '18 line. This mini dress is made from flocked jacquard that pops with rainbow-hued metallic feathers - inspired by Walter Rothschild's private collection of natural specimens. It has strategically placed seams that emphasize the flattering flared shape.
Vibrant florals are one of Mary Katrantzou's most popular signatures – for Spring '18, she's put them on everything from puffball dresses to sporty raincoats. Patterned with the same 'Paint by Numbers' print seen on the runway, this blouse is cut from silk crepe de chine and has a detachable pussy-bow. Balance the bold colors with black pants and accessories.
Mary Katrantzou said she was feeling nostalgic when she created her Spring '18 collection, and the bright colors are inspired by the toys she played with as a child in the '80s. Cut from fluid silk crepe de chine, this pussy-bow dress is printed with graphic florals that playfully recall 'Paint By Numbers'. Wear it with slides or ankle boots.
This season Mary Katrantzou draws inspiration from the '80s toys and games she played with as a child, such as painting-by-numbers books, Hama beads and Lego. This fuchsia 'Mason' coat has been made in Italy from a wool-blend and adorned with mirrored paillettes and crystals around the collar and pockets. The smooth silk lining makes it easy to layer over chunky knits.
Mary Katrantzou's 'Ella' sweater is all about the details. Knitted in Italy from emerald merino wool, this piece is paneled with cotton-blend poplin to look like it's layered over a crisp white shirt. The crystal embellishments along the neckline are meticulously arranged, featuring two butterflies and a sparkling firefly.
We love Mary Katrantzou's completely original use of color and patterns in all her collections. Part of her Resort '18 lineup partly inspired by Walter Rothschild, this 'Milana' blouse is made from lightweight silk-crepe and decorated with a collage of prints (including trompe-l'œil sequins) and playful ruffles. Highlight the elegant pussy-bow neck ties with a loose updo.
Mary Katrantzou's Resort '18 collection is partly inspired by Walter Rothschild - known for his love of animals, he famously rode a zebra carriage to Buckingham Palace. Drawing on the Baron's playful and eccentric nature, this 'Cuckoo' jacket is striped with a rainbow of hues and has bell sleeves. It's tailored from sturdy wool-blend twill in a slightly cropped shape that works perfectly with the matching 'Sigma' skirt.
It can be tricky to think of fresh ways to do florals for spring, but Mary Katrantzou has done just that. Referencing one of her favorite childhood games, this 'Desmine' gown is printed with digital blooms part-colored in to resemble 'Paint by Numbers'. It's made from crepe de chine and pleated through the skirt to create lightness as you move.
For Resort '18, Mary Katrantzou references Walter Rothschild - an infamous eccentric who loved animals and counted zebras and giant tortoises among his inspirations. This skirt has been impeccably cut in Italy from wool-blend twill in a rainbow of stripes. It has a slim pencil silhouette and back vent, so you can sit comfortably at luncheons or cocktail events. Try styling it with a vibrant knit or the matching 'Cuckoo' jacket.
Mary Katrantzou's SS16 collection is awash with weightlessly fluttering forms and tiny flower prints. This pearl-grey silk-chiffon Caliente dress is a beautifully romantic evening option - note the multicoloured Solar Rose-print and classic empire-line silhouette that falls into a ruffled tiered skirt. Offset the soft hues with a metallic clutch.
This black silk-crepe playsuit is an effortless way to work Mary Katrantzou's new acid-bright floral print. It's cut with a round neck and long sleeves and covered in exploding pink purple and orange blooms. Try it with pointed flats for a low-key take.
Mary Katrantzou draws upon her Greek heritage for SS17 and this black organza Pillar skirt is an exquisite example. It's cut to float weightlessly to the floor and embroidered with tonal-blue and white patterns that pay homage to the art of the Minoan civilisation. Take your styling cues from the runway and wear it with the label's equally striking blazer.
1960s and 1970s music posters are the inspiration behin d the psychedelic prints in Mary Katrantzou's SS17 collection. A highlight on the runway this silk-georgette Achilles dress is adorned with a More Optic pattern in eye-popping shades and cut to a thigh-grazing silhouette with solid white cotton-piqué trims at the collar cuffs button placket and A-line hem. Simple nude sandals are all that's required to complete a striking look.
Whimsical prints abound at Mary Katrantzou for Resort 2017. A stellar example this stretch-crepe Osmond midi dress is striped in tonal shades of blue - note how the pattern is placed to define the waist - and detailed with a white lion motif inspired by vintage men's accessories. Black suede heels will keep the vibrant design in focus.
Mary Katrantzou turns her hand to crafty embellishments for Resort 2017. This wool-crepe Osbourne cami top comes in an uplifting shade of canary-yellow and is decorated with two guipure-lace daisy chains in a rainbow of colours. Wear it by day with a biker jacket and jeans or for maximum impact team with the label's grid-print Donnis trousers.
This royal-blue wool-crepe Osbourne top is a pretty depiction of Mary Katrantzou's storied graphic aesthetic. It has a slim V-neck silhouette that's anchored by skinny shoulder straps and is embellished with two rows of rainbow-hued guipure-lace daisies. Let it command attention against sophisticated black separates.
Detailed with a handcrafted floral guipure-lace trim Mary Katrantzou's apple-green wool-crepe Clovis mini skirt is equal parts playful and polished. It's crafted in Italy to sit high on the waist and finished with a crepe de Chine lining that doesn't weigh down the A-line silhouette. Be bold and team it with a patterned blouse.
For a statement evening look turn to Mary Katrantzou and these black red tonal-blue and white floral-jacquard trousers. They sit on the natural waist and fall in straight legs to an ankle-cropped length. Keep the swirling floral motifs in focus with block-coloured counterparts.
A simple sweater is given a modern twist in the hands of Mary Katrantzou as illustrated by this sky-blue Hardy style. It's knitted in Italy with a panelled composition that is detailed with chunky ribbed and raised eyelet notches across the bodice and cuffs and finished with a high neck for a regal feel. Tuck it into a pleated embellished midi skirt as part of a muted evening edit.
This kaleidoscopic canary-yellow Leto skirt debuted on Mary Katrantzou's SS17 runway. It's detailed with dizzying patterns sourced from 1970s music posters and sits high on the waist with a flattering gathered peplum before flaring into a calf-grazing hem. Tuck in a pale-blue shirt and elevate on slender stilettos for a confident event look.
Resort 2017 brings a fresh new take on Mary Katrantzou's print-heavy aesthetic. These off-white Donnis trousers are energised with a graphic check in paintbox shades and cut to a loose-legged shape that falls freely to the floor. Embrace head-to-toe colour with the label's yellow Osbourne cami top and add height with a pair of skinny stilettos.
Peer closely at Mary Katrantzou's off-white virgin-wool cady Benatar coat and you'll see that the primary-hued grid print is precisely embellished with coordinating sequins making it perfect for evening events. It's beautifully tailored in Italy with bracelet-length sleeves and finished with a white silk-satin lining to ensure a clean silhouette. Slip it on over colour-pop pieces for effortless modern impact.
There are two defining elements to a Mary Katrantzou dress: a kaleidoscopic digital print and an architecturally tailored silhouette - the blue and red Osprey dress embodies both. It's crafted in the UK from a multi-coloured Rainbow Feathers-print silk crepe de Chine and cut to a slim fit on the bodice with short puff sleeves. Elevate on a blade-thin stiletto heel for a polished look.
This tonal-green organza Shaw dress showcases one of Mary Katrantzou's most charming print designs yet. It's covered in stripes of cheetahs and cut to fall from a nipped-in waist to a full fairy-tale skirt. Team it with classic black heels adding shoulder-skimming earrings for an eclectic twist.
Mary Katrantzou's Resort-2016 collection was a riot of rainbow pleats. The strapless silk-blend Freesia dress is a statement example and is detailed with clever colour-blocked silk-chiffon panels that shape and sculpt the body. It's boned through the body for added support and flares subtly into an A-line skirt.
The playful silhouette of Mary Katrantzou's teal-green wool-knit Ella wool sweater is reflective of the label's youthful cues. It's defined by striking crystal embellishments and framed by the crisp point collar and double cuffs of the attached white cotton shirt. Pair it with a demure pleated skirt to complete the look.
A striking piece from the runway Mary Katrantzou's tonal-beige and black cotton-blend Oliver coat has a fit-and-flare shape that's patterned in a heritage hound's-tooth print and is emblazoned with a psychedelic metallic-embroidered cowboy appliqué - inspired by Andy Warhol's Cowboys and Indians and Reigning Queens portraits. Work the full look with the coordinating Labyrinth trousers.
Mary Katrantzou finds inspiration in the distant galaxy for SS16. A runway hit this thigh-skimming black Juno dress is cut from floating panels of silk-georgette and embellished with an explosion of sequinned and beaded constellations. Style it simply with black heels to let the meticulous detailing shine.
Vibrant floral and fauna motifs are reworked with an exotic new mood for Mary Katrantzou's Resort 2018 collection as illustrated by this white cotton-blend poplin midi skirt. Tailored in Italy it's shaped with a high-rise waist that features a wide band and falls over the body in wide gathers. Pair it with a whisper-weight blouse for the most romantic take.
Mary Katrantzou's deft techniques take centre stage in this concord-purple crepe Beta dress. The top is split with ski-baring mesh inserts and ruched into a bow while the skirt is sharply knife-pleated and printed with vibrant Prega zigzag stripes. Amp up the party vibes with glittering platform sandals.
This multicoloured silk-crepe Holbert dress epitomises Mary Katrantzou's SS16 inspiration: folkloric style and cosmic stargazing. It's printed with a carefully engineered Cosmo Rose pattern and is decorated with intricate neckline details -note the crystal and sequin-embellished bow and orange ribbed chest appliqué. Nod to the runway and team it with equally vivid stilettos.
Mary Katrantzou's ornate Resort 2018 collection features this Cecile dress. It's crafted in Italy from a multicoloured striped wool-knit patterned with a metallic geometric-jacquard with a round neck and long sleeves shaped to fit slim through the bodice. The front is detailed with button fastening to the waistband and is pleated from the seam to flow loosely over the legs. Style it with loafers during the day and swap for heels for an evening dinner.
Mary Katrantzou's Resort 2018 collection is host to a number of eye-bending patterns inspired by the creatures of the second Baron Rothschild's extensive taxidermy collection. An example is the green red and yellow NYX Folk print featured across this silk-organza maxi skirt. It's made in Italy with an ivory silk-organza waistband then falls to an ankle-skimming skirt lined with nude crepe de Chine. Tuck in the coordinating top for a dramatic finish.
Mary Katrantzou's Veddar silk blouse features a kaleidoscopic patchwork print for the new season. It's crafted to a sophisticated silhouette - high neck long blouson sleeves and gathered front - while the vivid blue collar neck tie and cuffs accentuate the psychedelic palette. Tuck it into the coordinating skirt to fully embrace the designer's wildly graphic approach.
Mary Katrantzou elevates its black Cowie dress with a multicoloured Karo Tourmaline embellished waist panel strategically placed to highlight the feminine silhouette. It's crafted from black jacquard and further accentuated with satin panels to create a 3-D finish. Style it with tonal heels for a contemporary take on evening polish.