Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Welcome Summer

It's the first day of summer here in Melbourne, and although the weather doesn't necessarily reflect this today, we are still always excited for breezy, bright and colourful fashions. This gorgeous collection by Mary Katrantzou, from the Spring 2011 ready to wear runway, was the first individual show for the designer. While she used relatively basic shapes and cuts, her prints had amazing depth and symmetry, which created almost abstract optical illusions. Inspired by the importance of backgrounds in photographs, Katrantzou "wanted to put the room on the woman, rather than the woman in the room". She even used detailing such as curtain-like chiffons, wall sconce necklaces and dangling crystals like those on vintage lampshades. We love the contrast of simplicity and intricacy in her collection, definitely a label to watch!

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