Backstage at Mary Katrantzou RTW Fall 2016

Backstage at Mary Katrantzou RTW Fall 2016

Inspiration at Mary Katrantzou was the idea of a bourgeoise beauty said Lynsey Alexander working with MAC Cosmetics.

Mary Katrantzou RTW Fall 2016

Mary Katrantzou RTW Fall 2016

For her fall collection, Mary Katrantzou plied her decorative impulses into a collection of colorful and sparkly cowgirl clothes.

Backstage at Mary Kantrantzou Spring 2016

Backstage at Mary Katrantzou Spring 2016

WWD went behind the scenes at the spring show.

Mary Katrantzou RTW Spring 2016

Mary Katrantzou RTW Spring 2016

The spring show was a stunner as the designer let go of technology in favor of folklore, yielding a collection that felt more personal and approachable than ever.

Mary Katrantzou Resort 2016

Mary Katrantzou Resort 2016

Mary Katrantzou wanted to evoke a sense of “ease” with her resort collection, in contrast to the more elaborate designs that she creates for spring or fall.

Mary Kantrantzou RTW Fall 2015

Mary Katrantzou RTW Fall 2015

Once again, Mary Katrantzou’s dense show notes sent many in the fashion pack straight to Google.

Backstage at Mary Katrantzou

A doll lash was the order of the day for Val Garland’s MAC makeup at Mary Katrantzou, the effect exaggerated with a black dot under the eye itself.

Mary Katranzou Pre-Fall 2015

Mary Katranzou Pre-Fall 2015

While Mary Katrantzou has explored myriad themes in past collections, for pre-fall she stripped down her inspirations.

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Mary Katrantzou Hits Hong Kong, Beijing

The designer is meeting customers and showing her collections.

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ON THE ROAD: Mary Katrantzou is in Asia this week. On Thursday, the designer met with VIP customers at Joyce and hosted a dinner at NUR, a gastronomy restaurant in Hong Kong that was recently awarded one Michelin star.

Joyce commemorated the designer’s visit by dedicating a special Christmas window at its flagship Central store, highlighting some of Katrantzou’s pieces from the autumn-winter 2014 and latest spring-summer 2015 collections. Joyce also set up a pop-up space showcasing her collections at its Pacific Place store and Katranzou created a unique graphic for Joyce that is showcased at stores.

Between interviews and meetings, the designer managed to see some of Hong Kong’s sites.

 

“We did as much as we possibly could, adding that she got a tour of the historic Pedder building in Central, went to the China Club, China Tang, enjoyed the view from Upper House. She also went to the Pradasphere event on Wednesday night and took in Lorde’s performance.

 

“Everytime I come to Hong Kong now, I feel I know Hong Kong a little bit better. It takes a couple of visits to do that, I feel like next time we come here we can easily stay a week and we’d have so much to do,” she said.

While in Hong Kong, Katrantzou is celebrating the one-year anniversary of her brand’s website. The site’s e-shop, which currently ships only to Europe, U.S. Canada and Australia will soon start shipping to Hong Kong as well, she added. She said the site gives her a clear picture of customers who are buying online.

“I have a profile of everyone who has come to buy. It’s important to know,” she added.

After the Hong Kong event, Katrantzou headed to Beijing for a Net-a-Porter-sponsored cocktail party and collection presentation on Friday evening.

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Backstage at Mary Katrantzou RTW Spring 2015

Backstage at Mary Katrantzou Spring 2015

WWD went behind the scenes at the spring show.