Spring - Summer 2013
Splashed with symbolic flowers, national symbols and icons, the stamp and bank-note are twin poles of inspiration for Spring Summer 2013. Valued as a form of exchange and windows into exotic cultures, the graphic designs are removed from their origins and injected with true value as luxurious fashion. Silhouettes are clean and textures include denim, printed Swarovski crystal-mesh and spectacular metallic brocades. Re-inventing these cultural talismans as high fashion, Katrantzou imbues them with fresh vitality. In turn they also transform Katrantzou’s garments, turning each and every piece into pure cultural capital.