Mary Katrantzou

Born in Athens, Mary Katrantzou studied Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated with a BA in Textile design and an MA in Fashion from Central Saint Martins in London. Her graduation show in 2008, which featured trompe l’oeil prints of oversized jewelry on jersey-bonded dresses, took the industry by storm and she soon became recognized as the queen of print. “Print can be as definitive as a cut or a drape and allows a woman to filter beauty found in design, in a subversive way”. All her prints are constructed through digital technology which allow her to experiment with print in a way that fine art and other methods could not. In her designs, Katrantzou plays with clashing aesthetics, while mixing technology and craftsmanship and exploring opulent innovative embellishments. Mary Katrantzou’s collection is feminine, innovative, fresh and elegant.