Mary Katrantzou Spring 2014
When you think of Mary Katrantzou, if prints aren't the first thing that come to mind, colour most certainly is. At the label's Spring 2014 runway show in London today, the designer reasserted her signature with an about-turn from Autumn's sombre palette and a finale that walked to the upbeat tune of The Rolling Stones' "She's a Rainbow."
Katrantzou's models were certainly like a rainbow in piecework floral patterns of neon purple, fluorescent green, electric blue, acid yellow, and the hottest of pinks — often embellished with Swarovski crystals for maximum impact. Lest these ladies be missed, there were ruffles, too, rhinestones, faux leather and lacing, ribbons, and bubble silhouettes so voluminous that they could (nearly!) rival those vibrant prints for attention.