Tuesday, November 15, 2011

There's A Pattern To It: Mary Katrantzou

As the days get greyer my eye is drawn more often to pretty photos of bright clothes and in particular bright patterns. This is not the norm for me because when I’m not in stay-at-home grunge gear (which btw is my new clothing line, available in a 7-11 near you spring 2012) I wear black. Because it’s basic, brainiac.

My fashion aesthetic aside, the designs of Mary Katrantzou recently caught my eye. Her colors and patterns are such a bold mix of pastels and brights that they bring joy to eye. Plus, her design inspiration for this line was the homes of Diana Vreeland and Coco Chanel- how can you go wrong with that? This is a line I would like to see in person as the detail is astonishing. Her fabric is printed silk and satin and, when she wasn't channeling Coco's home, she used Faberge eggs, Chinese porcelain and koi fish for her patterns. It’s almost art but still, for the right woman, very wearable. Probably not me, but I love looking at it when the weather is stuck in grey.


tweedlibrarian said...

How have I never heard of her? These clothes would be perfect on a typical grey day. I love the details on the skirt with little pink flowers on a green background. What a great discovery - thanks for sharing.

Abby said...

Hmmm...not feeling this one. While I agree the artistic element is beautiful, I think it would look better on a Faberge egg or Chinese porcelain. It's just...very busy.

Then again, I prefer jeans and simplicity in color and design, so what do I know?

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