Mary Katrantzou S/S 2012

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.

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A Colorful Bunch

Lulie Wallace is attracted to all things alien, where upon closer inspection, objects are distinguished by their uniqueness and character. Her ‘aliens’ take form in a lime green tabletop, a magenta shadow, or in vibrant teal greenery. Her color choices and bold backgrounds are so happy inducing!

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Erdem S/S 2012

Drawing inspiration from Bonjour Tristesse, a bittersweet tragedy set in the French Rivieria, and Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood For Love, a dramatic love story set in Hong Kong, Erdem Moralioglu certainly set the mood this season with a collection of cool toned floral prints, sheer lace overlays, and classically elegant silhouettes. Add une chapeau and a pair of lace gloves and voila, the Erdem girl is ready for a season of weddings, showers, garden parties . . . and romance, of course.

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