Greek designer Mary Katrantzou just showed her Spring/Summer 2018 collection in the Topshop show space. Titled “The ‘Youth’ of a Year”, it took its cues from an idealised childhood fantasy, imagination and hand-crafting. Backstage, we got the chance to take a peek at her mood board. Keep reading to see what inspired Mary and how it was reflected in the collection…
Inflatable toy-covered handbags were carried on candy-pink and blue plastic chains.
2. Bubble wrap
Material resembling heart-shaped bubble wrap was used on some of the stand-out dresses of the collection.
3. Paint by number colouring books
At first glance this may look like a simple floral print, but take a closer look to discover the paint-by-numbers design integrated into the fabric.
Pencil skirts were adorned with lego pieces as Mary Katrantzou’s signature trompe l’oeil effect of the season.
5. Friendship bracelets
A range of colourful dresses were woven together with the same technique used on classic friendship bracelets, and embellished with crystal flowers.