Saturday, 25 September 2010

LFW : Mary Katrantzou

A very literal collection from the queen of the digital print, Mary Katrantzou titled C’est Ci Nes Pas Une Chambre or This Is Not A Room. Taking inspiration from interiors and architecture, the collection was made from prints depicting rooms. They were very literally print and yet in some ways didn't seem what they were. And most amazing of all... Lampshade skirts!!!

Mary Katrantzou's stuff always sounds hideous. If you just told me about photographic prints of interiors on dresses I would say yuk, but then you see it and it really works. I had this the first time I heard about Mary Katrantzou's work, my friend searle told me and i was thinking it sounded awful but then i saw the photograph's and i was really impressed. I think it is much cleverer to take something that might not be beautiful but make it that it is that to play it safe. It is also surprising and it's nice to have some surprises. I told Mary Katrantzou all this once, she seemed to understand what i was saying and pleased at the compliment but may have thought i was a little mad.

The pastel colours remind me of 80's interiors. I like the way the images seem sort of abstracted but sort of not. The lampshade skirts are fantastic and I'd love to wear one, I like the way it would hang away from the body as if it didnt matter that there was a person there. Even on the hanger the skirts are 3D, they dont flop down and only hold their shape when a person is inside them, they are independent of the body.

I like the idea of channeling an inanimate objects as apposed to a person, more today I am dressed as a lamp than I'm dressed as an 80's Audrey Hepburn. I think the object I most dress like is a cake. Mostly because I have been refered to as 'the girl who dresses like a cake'. 

It all reminded me very much of this ad campainge for D&G that I really liked.

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