Mary Katrantzou used postage stamps from far-flung destinations such as Mongolia, Venezuela and Finland, and the aesthetic elements of international banknotes as the visual fodder for her collection. It gave fresh currency to the designer’s signature prints, presented on white backgrounds. Her silhouettes were clean, with bold A-line dresses making a big statement. Gorgeous evening gowns were made from twinkling Swarovski crystal-mesh that had been fused to silk brocade and printed with intricate patterns. A couple of damask trouser suits in navy and pearl were glamorously understated and had an androgynous appeal.

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