Here’s some favourites from Spring 2012 Fashion Week. The selection focuses on interesting fabrics and originality of design. The labels to watch include Californian sisters Rodarte, who designed the beautiful ballet costumes for the movie ‘Black Swan’. From London, Basso & Brooke show amazing contemporary prints; Meadham Kirchhoff combines Japanese cosplay with Galliano boudoir style; and Marques’Almeida from Fashion East presents oversized ripped denim pieces.
Most outstanding is Greek designer Mary Katrantzou, who lives in London and studied architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design and prints for interiors and textiles at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Her eye for colour and print combinations and strong silhouettes makes her work highly influential.
See videos of past collections by Rodarte at their website www.rodarte.net
Visit the Mary Katrantzou website here