New York fashion week might have taken place a few months ago but it has since started an obsession in me; to be more precise, a fashion obsession! The object of my affections is no one else than talented young designer Mary Katrantzou.
Some of you might ask Mary who? While others, familiar with the name will nod in approval, understanding my fascination. With a hard to pronounce surname, Mary Katrantzou fits perfectly well in the fashion world and quickly nabbed herself the title of Queen of prints. A title she earned through the unique way she creates and mixes surreal prints and bold colours. Katrantzou revealed to The New York Times that her way with print is not without purpose: "With print, it is about educating the customer to try it on and see what it does with the silhouette . . . trying to do with print what a black dress would do onto their body. And it works!" While most of us cannot afford an original Katrantzou, there is still home as she recently collaborated with Topshop for a more affordable range but just as close as possible to the aesthetics of her main line. Below is a slide show of my favourite looks from the 10 piece Topshop collaboration.
This trend is definitely not for everyone, but if you are a risk taker, you eagerly embrace bright colors, big florals and bold graphics, this trend guarantees to get you the attention you deserve! A couple of things to keep in mind while wearing loud prints is that a relaxed cut is more flattering to most silhouettes and also to keep one's make up to a minimum and to favour nude tones for the eyes and lips.
The bold prints trend should not only be limited to clothes; accessories like scarves, shoes or bags are also getting a dose of patterns and colours. If you are not feeling bold enough to try it on your clothes why not wear a plain outfit and add a splash of colour by wearing an extravagant accessory?
A friend of mine, Keisha recently posted a picture of a printed skirt on Instagram. The skirt is from Black Milk Clothing and is called a 'cathedral skirt' and I am in love with it! They are currently sold out, but once they get more I believe this will be the next printed clothing item to join my wardrobe....I added a picture below just to give you an idea of how cute this skirt is!
|Cathedral skirt- Black Milk Clothing|