Images courtesy of Mauro Cocilio.
Taking inspiration from a quintessential Coco Chanel quote, “A woman who does not wear perfume has no future,” Mary Katrantzou created a dress-heavy collection that reflected her penchant for bold textiles. The body of each dress was printed with an exquisite Art Deco perfume bottle, representing a woman’s elegance and femininity and reflecting her form.
The jewel-like quality of the prints was highlighted by the beautiful medley of colors: purple with gold and camel with orange and black, which revealed the light-reflective quality of the bottles. The softest look was a delicate combination of nude and pale pink with a chiffon underskirt.
Displaying her affection for statement jewelry, Katrantzou sent a number of bold accessories down the runway–opening the show with a metal necklace reminiscent of a cage and closing it with a long chain of assembled gold pieces.