Mary Katrantzou | Spring/Summer 2010


Lance une Mode loves color!  Maybe this comes from living in an environment that is mostly shades of concrete grey.  Although we post a lot here about wonderful styles of yesteryear, we can appreciate the cutting edge just as much as the next gal.  But, there’s one big problemo that we have with most  avant garde fashion: it’s almost all black!  (We’re looking your way Everything That is Sold in OAK.*)  Kooky original pieces can be understandably hard to market, so it’s safe to manufacture them in black.  But safe is the opposite of avant garde!

Well, it looks like Mary Katrantzou is aiming her printed textile love arrows right at our blood-red hearts!  She’s doing things with ink jet prints on silk that have never ever been done before.  In our book, that’s as cutting edge as D.B. Sweeney.  After last season’s collection inspired by perfume bottles, Katrantzou’s moved on to blown glass in general.  It would be more accurate to say her inspiration was blowing glass, because her prints have a heat and fluidity to them that is more of a verb than a noun.  This is only her second collection shown on London’s catwalks, but she’s already established a signature and we’re excited to see what she can do in the future.

Check out the full show at

*Sorry, OAK.  We still love you.  You’re still totally rad.

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