Looking Closer at Mary Katrantzou AW11

by jennine on April 11, 2011

Mary Katrantzou

There are few days when you see an item of clothing and your jaw drops. Believe me, I am in constant search of all things that makes my jaw drop! One morning while walking to work, I noticed a pop up gallery/showroom, and could tell from the window it was certainly something I wanted to see. Lo and behold, they had several designers that I have coveted over the years, one being Mary Katrantzou, who, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting back in November, along with following her career since she was in college at Central St. Martins.

It’s always a pleasure to see someone succeed… even from the web, but taking a closer look is another story (I did see a Katrantzou dress on a model, but did not want to freak her out by pawing at her dress). This collection, was in particular one of my favorites as she’s really taken the digital prints that’s she’s famous for and upped it ten notches by creating couture like structuring, lush, lush, lush fabrics, and Fabergé egg like detailing. Pawing through her collection was almost like being a girl playing with grandma’s menagerie, it’s amazing how the imagination opens up with wonder upon seeing such pretty things. Oh love, now only if we could get that feeling every day.

 

 

 

Spread the Love!
  • email
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • StumbleUpon
  • Tumblr
  • RSS
  • Posterous
  • LinkedIn

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Ann Colville Somma April 11, 2011 at 5:44 pm

UH the shoes?? are those hers as well? i need them.

i love her.
Ann Colville Somma´s last blog ..Just One Thing - Candela Pom-pom SandalsMy ComLuv Profile

Reply

jennine April 12, 2011 at 1:53 pm

yes… they are a collab with louboutin… but wow… i need them too!

Reply

Noemi April 11, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Such beauty what a work of art, those boots are amazing!
♥ Noemi
Noemi´s last blog ..Summer EscapadeMy ComLuv Profile

Reply

Tina April 11, 2011 at 6:06 pm

OMG. Gourgeus! That’s all I can say

Reply

Ashe @ Dramatis Personae April 11, 2011 at 6:22 pm

It’s REALLY not often that my jaw drops and I kind of become speechless at what I’m looking at. Congrats, Mary K., you’ve succeeded in making that happen. I’m completely in awe.

Reply

Allie April 11, 2011 at 7:04 pm

Wow!! These pieces are so unique! Is there a store in New York that I could go to so I can lust over them in person??

http://www.thevanitylair.com/
Allie´s last blog ..Must Have MondaysMy ComLuv Profile

Reply

jennine April 12, 2011 at 1:53 pm

i will look into that!

Reply

Pam @over50feeling40 April 11, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Your pictures caused my jaw to drop…so incredibly gorgeous..fashion as true art…just stunning!
Pam @over50feeling40´s last blog ..Viva Fiesta!!My ComLuv Profile

Reply

good girl gone blog April 11, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Wow, this is definitely wearable art. I love it!
good girl gone blog´s last blog ..Blogger in Box- an Outfit PostMy ComLuv Profile

Reply

cca. April 11, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Thank you for the close look, I knew the collection was beautiful in person, but now i have true confirmation.
cca.´s last blog ..Buy It- Matthew Williamson Rose Tapestry Print Dress Worn by Thandie Newton CIRCA FashionMy ComLuv Profile

Reply

vanessa April 11, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Oh my goodness. I love how bold the clothing is, and the shoes are fantastic. I want the printed pair right now. Thanks for sharing!
vanessa´s last blog ..Blogs from the heart Clothed MuchMy ComLuv Profile

Reply

Melina April 11, 2011 at 7:21 pm

These prints are all amazing! And the textures are beautiful as well.

xx Melina
Melina´s last blog ..red sox loveMy ComLuv Profile

Reply

charles April 11, 2011 at 8:01 pm

omg the eye candy! incredible. Those shoes totally blow my mind!
xx

Reply

Jessie April 11, 2011 at 8:24 pm

i love the last pair of boots they are sooo fabulous.

http://wordbyjessie.com/
Jessie´s last blog ..All The Details On My Bracelet Collection chan luu- aurelie bidermann- vintage &amp wanderlustMy ComLuv Profile

Reply

Marissa April 11, 2011 at 9:54 pm

This was one of my favorite collections. Unlike you, I probably wouldn’t have been able to restrain myself and would have totally freaked out the model. Good self control, Jennine. ;) I hadn’t noticed the shoes before. I guess I had been too distracted by the dresses, but they’re beautiful!

Reply

jennine April 12, 2011 at 1:54 pm

haha… i bet the model wouldn’t have minded, but it didn’t seem like it was the best thing to do!

Reply

Dani April 11, 2011 at 10:39 pm

The combination those fantastic prints with those gorgeous sparkling stones is a stunning mix!

Thank you so much for your words of wisdom at Blogger Camp yesterday! I did a round-up of the event and your fantastic panel on my blog! :)
Dani´s last blog ..Blogger Camp!My ComLuv Profile

Reply

Ceri April 12, 2011 at 3:44 am

I am so in love with this collection, it definitely needs a closer look.
Ceri´s last blog ..Charity Shop Style - SS11 TrendsMy ComLuv Profile

Reply

Ginta April 12, 2011 at 4:11 am

Everything she makes looks like an art object! AMAZING!
Ginta´s last blog ..sailing awayMy ComLuv Profile

Reply

Penny Dreadful Vintage April 12, 2011 at 4:19 am

She is my favourite new designer. Totally original, you can’t confuse her designs with anyone elses.
Penny Dreadful Vintage´s last blog ..New in the ShopMy ComLuv Profile

Reply

jennine April 12, 2011 at 1:54 pm

so true… it’s rare to find that in a designer too!

Reply

Charlotte Box April 12, 2011 at 5:38 am

Amazing shoes! Great dresses!
Charlotte Box´s last blog ..Alapok IMy ComLuv Profile

Reply

SACRAMENTO April 12, 2011 at 10:02 am

I adore Mary : love at first sight.
Fantastic photos Jennine.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
SACRAMENTO´s last blog ..Blog 1st BirthdayMy ComLuv Profile

Reply

Laura Connell April 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

The colours and patterns here are exquisite. I can only imagine how gorgeous they are up close and in person.

Reply

Fashnlvr April 12, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I totally want those booties in the first picture! Those are amazing! The colors the prints - sigh!! Love them!
Fashnlvr´s last blog ..Project Style- Shopping Under PressureMy ComLuv Profile

Reply

Anna April 12, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Thank you for the close up!! I always wondered how the clothes look like from a closer look. Mary is my favorite designer because her collections are so unique, plus she is Greek like me, and there is this national pride thing :P
I had the pleasure to see her Spring collection in an event here in Athens, but didn’t see them from very close!
Anna´s last blog ..More lovely pictures from RomeMy ComLuv Profile

Reply

Anna @ShoeHunting.com April 12, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Those shoes…ahh I could die! So beautiful, thanks for sharing :)

Reply

Natalie April 12, 2011 at 4:04 pm

wow, those shoes and that skirt with the rosettes are really works of art! Now that is fashion.
Natalie´s last blog ..Before I dieMy ComLuv Profile

Reply

Kirsten @ Triple Max Tons April 13, 2011 at 2:59 am

holy sparkle shoes…I had a pair in the same rainbow sparkle style, except mine were ballet flats and didn’t have the sex appeal that va-va-voom sequin rockstar boots have. Ohh I want.
Kirsten @ Triple Max Tons´s last blog ..OLIVIA PALERMO FOR TIBIMy ComLuv Profile

Reply

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv Enabled

{ 1 trackback }

  • Mary Katrantzou | Louboutin | Fall 2011 | The Louboutin Blog

Previous post:

Next post: