Saturday, 15 August 2015

Let's talk about one of my favourite fashion brands: Mary Katrantzou

Mary Katrantzou's 'Travel in Style' collection

Mary Katrantzou is one of my favourite designers purely because of my love for prints, and these one's are pretty spectacular!

For those of you that may not of heard of this designer, Mary Katrantzou is a London based luxury brand, launched in 2008. The brand is widely known to have pioneered the digital print revolution, with a very distinct visual language that defines textile innovation to feminine yet architectural silhouettes. The thematic collections are very clearly inspired by art and culture, whilst relying on innovation to create the most perfect collections.

Mary Katrantzou has grown its brand offering to women's ready-to-wear, a leather goods collection, jewellery and a shoe partnership with Gianvito Rossi and also, more recently, Adidas. Mary Katrantzou shows four collections annually, with the collections being shown at London Fashion Week. By clicking the link you can see some of the latest collections, with the last one being the Autumn/Winter 2015 collection.

I love her range of summer travel clothing, called 'Travel in Style', with some of my favourite pieces from this collection pictured below. Featuring indicators of far-reaching travel and a cultured eye, this collection of travel clothiing curates luxury swim and beach wear with day dresses and occasion wear to take you from daytime sightseeing to sunset drinks.

I love this scarf to take to cover up when it gets a little cooler in the evening. The canary yellow gives that summer feel, and the glossy silken base makes me just want to rub it against my face!

Silk and semi-sheer, this button down blouse dress is splashed with a vibrant array of flora and fauna draped streams and bridges - again, a beautiful print. With a pointed collar and front breast pockets the shirt dress is very relaxed, and simply slips over the body. I've got quite a few blouses that are the same style as this that I usually wear to work with leggings and converse, and this would be a great addiction to my collection.

I love a paisley print, and Mary Katrantzou has definitely made me love them even more with this re-imagined heritage paisley print. These shorts sit just above the hips and are great for a summer evening, adding some elegance to an outfit.

I'm a huge fan of sheer blouses, especially which have a great print. This semi sheer blouse is great for covering up on holiday but equally great to wear on a day or evening to work or a night out. I love the vibrant and ethereal feel, loose fit and pointed collar. Out of all of these pieces, this blouse is my favourite and I really, really want this so I may have to save up! Although I don't think I could pull the look off, I love it teamed with the bold leggings.

This is a great match with the kaftan featured below, so I'd love to buy these two together in an ideal world! The tropical ocean print is gorgeous, and the balconette style bodice creates a flattering feminine fit - perfect for lounging by the pool.

Kaftans are great for holidays, as they're so easy to slip on to cover up whilst you're by the pool and want to go for a walk. This kaftan has a very relaxed fit and a stunning vibrant oceanic themed print, perfect for a sunny holiday. The tie waist gives some shape too, rather than being loose which always makes me look bigger than I am!