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Mary Katrantzou

Lampshade silhouettes with fanciful and exotic prints.

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The look Mary Katrantzou evolved her lampshade silhouettes with fanciful and exotic prints inspired by the Ming dynasty and Fabergé.

Key pieces There were two key silhouettes at play. Last season, Katrantzou became London’s darling with her structured McQueen-esque shapes, and the designer kept her signature style fresh by introducing tights and leggings, and lightweight tops worn underneath strapless dresses. A new gypsy skirt silhouette was also introduced during the show, as Russian doll prints evolved into rustic Russian dresses. The fuller skirts utilised rich devoré and acres of tulle, which ballooned around the body as underskirts.

Commercial appeal Katrantzou wowed the crowds with this range. Prints - such as her oriental-style koi carp - will appear on the shopfloors of the more ambitious retailer come September.

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