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.

(image via Vogue.com)

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  1. Aleksandra wrote:

    wonderful

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  2. Her shapes and prints are to die for!

    ♥ Gina Michele
    CrochetClouds.com

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  3. I love all the splashes of color!

    xoxo
    http://fashionagony.blogspot.com/

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  4. Manding wrote:

    so much fun. so much nature !! i especially love all the fishies.

    ps, http://amandamantes.blogspot.com !

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  5. pia wrote:
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  6. Kate wrote:

    amazingness

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  7. erin wrote:

    wow, this is amazing. I am loving digital prints.

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  8. Jessie wrote:

    what vibrant and beautiful color combinations! i love this. thanks for sharing
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

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  9. WOW!! Beyond amazing!

    xx Kaye
    http://thestyleflux.blogspot.com

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  10. Nikki wrote:

    great print. great post

    http://www.theavenuea.blogspot.com

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  11. Ambyr wrote:

    I love it. It’s so dramatic and fun.

    xoxo
    http://www.thewrittenrunway.com

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  12. Genius! She is such a huge talent! Seems like she’s really letting loose with this collection and I love it!

    xxdaily.weakly
    http://dailyweakly.blogspot.com/

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  13. Cristina wrote:

    LOVE these prints. Love all the prints from this season actually, but especially love the marine life. Designers have been so bold mixing and matching prints and textures this season. It makes me want to touch everything!

    http://mostlyclothes-cristina.blogspot.com/

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  14. grace wrote:

    awesome inspiration – looks like incredible pieces of art!

    -grace

    http://herumbrella.com

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  15. I am floored by this collection. It is somewhat reminiscent of Dries Van Noten Collections I’ve seen in the past. Her ability to mix patterns and shapes is ASTOUNDING. That first outfit literally looks like a shining piece of crumpled metal. This isn’t just fashion, this is art!!

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  16. Nikki wrote:

    The colours in her clothes are stunning as are their structure and the way she mixes textiles. These clothes truly are works of art! Stunning collection.

    http://www.cositabella.com

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  17. Daniela wrote:

    How pretty!! Love the mixing of the colors and prints.
    http://Www.danielatabois.com

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  18. Natalie wrote:

    LOVE YOUR BLOG! Thanks for having such amazing stuff!

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  19. hannah alehandra wrote:
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  20. Sophie wrote:

    one of my absolute faves! her prints are stunning

    xx

    http://theparallelmagazine.blogspot.com/

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  21. zee wrote:

    i don’t like the last two too much, but the very first dress and the fish print with the copper belt are AMAZING!

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  22. Jaya wrote:

    omg, i love love love her collection!! And actually everything she’s been doing!! Love the way she uses prints. definitely a designer to keep on our radar.

    xx
    http://www.chasingthmoon.blogspot.com

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  23. anne wrote:

    that’s wonderfull

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  24. Grace wrote:

    These prints are SO GORGEOUS!

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  25. Mary Katranzou is brilliant, i see her in the future at alexander mcqueen or even kenzo!

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  26. osaid wrote:

    wonderful collection…thanks for sharing…

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