Born in Athens, Mary Katrantzou studied Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design (USA) and graduated with a BA in Textile design and an MA in Fashion from Central Saint Martins (London).
“Print can be as definitive as a cut or a drape and allows a woman to filter the beauty found in design. Our collections create a symbiosis between the world of digital technology and traditional craftsmanship, opening up a huge spectrum for possibility. I can create possibility out of impossibility, surrealism out of realism and both vice versa.” says Mary.
In her designs, Katrantzou plays with clashing aesthetics, mixes technology and artisanship and explores opulent innovative embellishments. Mary Katrantzou’s world is feminine, innovative, bold and artistic.
Mary Katrantzou’s first couture SS20 show was hosted at the Temple of Poseidon, Greece in late 2019. The show marked three decades of ELPIDA, a charity dedicated to support children suffering from cancer.
“It's almost surreal that she is capable of producing such distinct, accomplished bodies of work with such regularity. No ocean too deep, no mountain too high.” -Tim Blanks