Mary Katrantzou S/S 2017
Mood board: Mary Katrantzou unearthed the rich history of her native Greece for S/S 2017 with a colourful collection that was dotted with references to Greek mythology. Mapping out life in the ancient world via a modern riff on Minoan frescos, her signature prints depicted the civilization’s women and artifacts, which were printed onto silk and even glow mesh. The hyper classicism of these motifs was then teamed with optical graphics, which emblazoned bellbottom trousers and silken skivvies – with the whole lot then layered together for trans-seasonal saleability.
Scene setting: Under the watch of Bureau Betak, reflective columns were strewn about a stark white runway, each one clad with mirrored panels that bounced Katrantzou’s faceted Op Art prints about the Soho show space.
Best in show: Inspired by Spartan warriors and Mod-issue Sixties chainmail, plastic paillette dresses jangled down the runway like armored plates, continuing Katrantzou’s archaeological exploration of the ancient word.
Photography: Jason Lloyd-Evans