Mary Katrantzou is the Greek fashion designer whose iconic print dresses are now instantly recognisable. Mary Katrantzou’s intelligent use of illusory digital patterns is said to be inspired by the art of trompe l’oeil. Mary designs structured dresses and blouses and then emblazons them with vivid, hyper-real prints that celebrities have fallen in love with.
Her collections are now available worldwide in over 60 high end fashion shops. A collection for Topshop launched for London Fashion Week autumn/winter 2010 and was available in shops in February 2011. Katrantzou‘s work has been featured in publications including Vogue, Dazed & Confused, and Grazia. In 2010, she was awarded the coveted Swiss Textiles award, succeeding Alexander Wang. Celebrity fans include Keira Knightley, Hailee Steinfeld, Claudia Schiffer, and Dianna Agron with Alesha Dixon, Poppy Delevingne, Chloe Green and Amber Atherton all wearing the same Mary Katrantzou dress for Topshop.
Here we are showcasing her latest collection for Net-a-Porter:
Mary Katrantzou – Printed silk-jersey dress – £515
Sculpt a sophisticated silhouette in Mary Katrantzou’s eye-catching silk-jersey dress. A brilliant fusion of color and hyper-vivid print, this beautiful piece is guaranteed to revitalize your style routine. Highlight the bright gold tones with gilded jewelry for the most striking finish.
Mary Katrantzou – Wool-blend dress – £1,135
Instantly recognizable as a Mary Katrantzou design, this tonal-blue and gray wool-blend dress is an investment in statement style. Cleverly placed patterns and a form-fitting cut ensure that this knitted piece will shape a sleek silhouette, while subtle silver thread adds a fabulously fashionable finish. Let it take center stage and team yours with classic black pumps and a compact clutch.
Mary Katrantzou – Printed silk dress – £650
A lush green garden bordered by a trim of china teacups is the latest fantasy scene to play out across one of Mary Katrantzou’s coveted dresses. Strikingly showcasing her signature use of carefully placed patterns – a heart at the bust and a snaking white panel at the hips – this sleek silk piece promises to flatter any figure. Let yours take center stage by teaming it with simple accessories and a slicked-back ponytail.
Mary Katrantzou – Intarsia knitted dress – £1,405
Mary Katrantzou brings her beautifully mesmeric prints to knitwear this season with this Italian-made intarsia dress, shot through with touches of silk, cashmere and wool. Style yours with heels to accentuate the flared hem and choose a black clutch to make the pattern pop.
Mary Katrantzou – Printed silk pencil skirt – £620
Beautifully bright prints and luxurious fabrics are Mary Katrantzou’s signature style, and this silk pencil skirt is a stunning way to work the aesthetic into your wardrobe. The sugar-sweet shades and playful motifs will put a girlish spin on every outfit. This statement design is guaranteed to pull focus, so team it with a sleek white shirt and metallic sandals for the freshest take.
Mary Katrantzou – Intarsia knitted sweater – £945
Fashion set favorite Mary Katrantzou translates her hypnotic mirrored patterns to knitwear for FW12 with this black and tonal-gray sweater. Shot through with a subtly sparkling metallic thread and blended with silk and wool, this lustrous piece is a beautiful way to channel the opulent mood of the season. Team it with a flared skirt and gilded accessories for an elegant evening look.
Mary Katrantzou – Cake A Flake modal and cashmere-blend scarf – £340
Introduce Mary Katrantzou’s dreamlike prints to your wardrobe with this beautiful modal and silk-blend scarf. A myriad of understated shades, it will add an element of interest to any outfit.