Autumn - Winter 2019

The elemental. The Autumn/Winter 2019 Mary Katrantzou collection takes inspiration from the classical elements of Ioanian philosophy, as defined by Empedocles - earth, wind, fire, water. First devised in the fifth century BC, Empedoclean theories provide the premise for cosmogony, theorising the foundation of the universe. Today, it has been replaced by the modern hypothesis of the ‘Big Bang’, the expansion of the universe from an origin of primordial singularity, its constant evolution. Still, the elements remain, as building blocks of life.