Yesterday, Greek designer Mary Katrantzou presented her Spring/Summer 2013 collection at the Topshop Show Space at the London Fashion Show. The global retail sensation is known for her hyper-real digital print designs and has chosen to print her latest collection with images known to the world through banknotes and stamps. According to the designer, stamps provide people an insight into exotic culture and she decked her shirt dresses, shell tops, strict narrow trousers and sharp A-line skirts with the intricate, flat, square designs of stamps from Finland, Mongolia and Venezuela.
For eveningwear, the designer used prints from the Greek drachma, the old British pound, the Norwegian kroner and the Deutsche mark which indeed revived nostalgia and a sense of cultural diversity to the collection. Katrantzou also introduced a new printed glass technique to stamp the images of the notes on crystal mesh. The banknote design also appeared on woven fabric and were seen laid out down the legs of denim trousers. Other highlights of the show included a sleeveless jacket in peacock green and a single-breast trouser suit in navy. Having showcased a bunch of bustles and bodices last season, Katrantzou loosened up the silhouettes of her line with bare shouldered, floating trapeze dresses and fluttering evening gowns.
Via: Style Sight