Launching her eponymous luxury brand in 2008, Mary Katrantzou is a Greek fashion designer based in London. Her first collection immediately caught the attention of the fashion world with her distinctive style which remains strong today. Creating womenswear, homeware and accessories, Mary Katrantzou designs are instantly recognisable as her own.
Named the ‘Queen of Prints’, Mary Katrantzou is known for her digital trompe l’oeil prints, some of which initially featured designs imitating heavy and intricate jewelry. These kaleidoscopic patterns were new and breathtaking at Katranzou’s first show, and her bold designs have remained iconic to the brand and hugely influential. Vivid colours, hyper-real prints and artistic embellishments are quintessential of Mary Katrantzou. Mixing digital prints with expert artisanship highlights the brand’s creative and innovative approach to design. The overall aesthetic of Mary Katrantzou is feminine and audacious. Structured pieces, as well as flowing shapes can be found, with each piece as captivating as the next. Textiles play an important role in Mary Katranzou pieces, with newer collections utilising luxurious chiffons and jacquards. Colour, print and texture is constantly being played with, meaning that Mary Katrantzou pieces draw attention every time.
Beginning in 2014, Mary Katrantzou has collaborated with Adidas, creating Originals by Mary Katrantzou. The capsule collection weaves bright and enticing patterns signature to the brand with Adidas’ classic sports-style. Wishing to express a feminine strength, the pieces are graphic and alluring.
Mary Katrantzou clothing, accessories and homeware can be found on their website. Select pieces are also available through Matches Fashion and Farfetch.