LONDON--Every season, Mary Katrantzou's unforgettable prints depict a certain thing or idea. For the season that put her on the map, it was perfume bottles. Last season, it was scenes from hotel rooms. For Fall 2011, it was Fabergé eggs.
These prints are spellbinding, and the shape of her molded skirts and dresses is bewildering to see close up. We were blown away by a Swarovski encrusted skirt, made to look like a garden of green jewels dotted with pink flowers made of gems.
The beauty of these garments is unmistakable. But are they wearable? Yes, some. And this season more than usual, given her extensive use of stretchy knits.
**Photos by Imaxtree.