Interiors Do Move

Mary Katrantzou’s S/S 2011 involves interiors that effortlessly glide down the catwalk in what is said to be her first, and surely not her last, London Fashion Week catwalk show.

Her influences obviously stem from architecture, interior design and photography with the digital prints of interiors but she has taken it one step further as to make use of the idea of the relationship between the female and her surrounding interior. The collection has been described as “putting the room on the woman, rather than the woman in the room” which is a very clever way to look at interior decorating, (though I can’t solely agree on the idea that only women do the interior decorating).

I love the pieces in this collection, they’re like final interior designs, placed in an interior’s portfolio  with swatches showing the final finish of material that will be used. The “swatch” piece on Mary’s designs allow for movement that plays with the interior prints and this helps emphasise the flirty-ness and youthfulness of the dress.

The use of colour on the accessories, jewellery, and shoes would  compliment any interior designers ideas of what colours match they’re final interior design. Lots of nice bright summer colours and pastel spring colours.

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