Mary Katrantzou's Sending Us on a Trip to The Psychedelic Sixties for Spring
Mary Katrantzou presented a Spring 2017 collection that is a feast for the eyes from beginning to end. With a set covered in silver balloons and reflective foil — inspired by Andy Warhol — the designer presented a collection that was a vibrant re-imagining of '60s futurism.
While the clothes themselves were feminine and streamlined, in keeping with the designer's aesthetic, it's her way with surface design that really stole the show, with Katrantzou taking her signature digital prints on a psychedelic trip. The designer kept her shapes simple, sticking to a-line dresses and separates, but turned them into new age fashion artefacts by mixing and matching bright kaleidoscopic prints with intricate Minoan frescoes inspired by her birth country of Greece.
Show-goers were further transported into Katrantzou's trippy universe by the mesmeric clanking of laser-cut perspex pieces that mirrored her prints and were worn over dresses and tops.
The collection is an unapologetic send-up of everything that makes this designer who she is. It's a refreshing look at the past that feels very relevant to the present.