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Catwalks Review: Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012

21/09/2011 16:17 | Updated 22 May 2015
Catwalks Review: Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012Mary Katrantzou's riot of colour. Photo: Getty

WHO? Mary Katrantzou

IN A NUTSHELL: Visually arresting from the off, Katrantzou had transformed the old Eurostar terminal into a field of thousand of carnations. This spectacle set the tone for a show that explores nature versus nurture via Katrantzou's unique approach to all things print. "I was inspired by nature, but viewed through a hyper-real lense", Katrantzou explained to us after the show.

BEG, BORROW OR STEAL: The cinched shift dress (pictured above) with its combo of pixelated fields of flowers and shiny metal prints. And the train makes it perfect for a kaleidoscopic wedding dress. We also loved the final look - a sculpted crystal and metal evening gown that was more bejewelled work of art than fashion.

F-ROW: Philip Green, Erin O'Connor and just about every fashion editor worth their salt.

VERDICT: This was the last day of womenswear shows at London Fashion Week, and it's a tough gig to impress an exhausted fashion crowd at 9am after four days crammed with fashion shows. But Katrantzou pulled it off with aplomb and her hypnotic use of print and colour perked up the jaded audience, and her mesmerising and infectious approach to design meant that we left the show with a definite spring in our step (and an armful of carnations).

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