This is the 2nd collection I make about my favorite designes (the 1st was about Lee Alexander MacQueen. http://www.polyvore.com/alexandrer_great/collection?id=2312909
Mary Katrantzou is a greek fashion designer, born 1983 in Athens, who currently lives and works in London.
Katrantzou's graduating show in 2008 mapped out her signature style. It was themed around trompe l'oeil prints of oversized jewellery featured on jersey-bonded dresses. these pieces created the illusion of wearing giant neckpieces that would be too heavy in reality. She also designed real jewellery made out of wood and metal that were exact replicas of the prints. Mary katrantzou's first ready-to-wear collection debuted at London fashion week in Spring/Summer 2009, with the support of the BFC and the New Gen scheme. Despite a small collection of nine dresses, Katrantzou picked up 15 prestigious stockists including Browns, Joyce and Colette. The designer achieved show status the following season, in Autumn/Winter 2009.
In November 2011 Mary was awarded the British Fashion Award for Emerging Talent: womenswear and in February 2012 was awarded Young Designer of the Year at the Elle Style Awards. February 2012 saw the release of her much anticipated collaboration with Longchamp creating a capsule collection of their signature bags and totes. To promote them Vogue Japan gave away a plastic card case with Katrantzou's famous prints with their May issue. Three prints featured in this collaboration over several different shapes and sizes. The collaboration was one of the most successful in Longchamp's history.