Mary Katrantzou | LFW SS 17
A designer can fight against her nature for only so long. For spring, Mary Katrantzou returned to her trademark prints and her Greek origins, yielding a collection that was visually exuberant — at times dizzyingly so.
Colorful optical patterns battled for real estate with frescos, chariot racers, urns and meandering Greek fret designs. These motifs covered lean tube dresses, tunics and flaring pants that — backed with a blaring Prince soundtrack — wouldn’t look out of place on a Versace runway.
It was also hard not to think of Paco Rabanne and his original dresses with metal and plastic discs joined with wire. Katrantzou’s — in pastel-toned Perspex — clattered down the runway and amplified the patterns worn underneath.