I usually associate spring with flowers, birds, and nature, as I’m sure many of you do too. But what Mary Katrantzou has done with spring’s most predictable motif is uncommon to say the least – abstractly blending technology and mankind with nature. Inspired by John Chamberlain‘s crushed-car sculptures, Katrantzou incorporated the toughness of metal into her collection: literally, with actual pieces of tin appliqued to the fabrics and figuratively, with prints made up of metal objects and graphics. Combine that with flowers, fish and scales and once again, we’re blown away by just about everything Mary touches.

(image via Vogue.com)