Harper's Bazaar (India) - - BAZAAR STYLE -

Mary Ka­trant­zou’s Re­sort 2015 in­spi­ra­tions ranged from me­dieval ty­pog­ra­phy to Dis­ney and art deco mo­tifs Il­lu­mi­nated manuscripts, specif­i­cally the 8th-cen­tury Book of Kells, was the be­gin­ning of Mary Ka­trant­zou’s re­sort of­fer­ings. From here, she de­vel­oped pat­terns

with fan­tas­ti­cal fonts, and mixed in mo­tifs from Dis­ney’s Swan Lake. “We be­came in­ter­ested in how let­ters could form the ba­sis of the col­lec­tion’s tex­tiles, type fonts [em]bossed into block-colour fab­rics, wo­ven

into bro­cades and jacquards, in glitter flocked onto chif­fon, and in­tri­cately worked into guipure and tulle

laces,” ex­plains Ka­trant­zou. If that’s a mouth­ful, imag­ine the de­tail in the ac­tual dresses! “There are also sub­tle ref­er­ences in seam de­tail­ing, let­ters pieced into

sleeves and bodices.” Mostly dresses, the 35-look col­lec­tion is the sec­ond time the erst­while princess of prints has tried her hand at em­bel­lish­ment, and the re­sults are su­perb. “In this col­lec­tion, the let­ters of the al­pha­bet... are jux­ta­posed in com­bi­na­tions based

purely on visual ap­peal.”

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