It’s been rather hard for us here at Please Don’t Tell to contain our excitement for the imminent arrival of Mary Katrantzou. Being able to bring brands of this calibre to Belfast, you can call them ‘super brands’, is very very exciting. Mary Katrantzou sits perfectly with our old favourites, Peter Pilotto, Jonathan Saunders and Carven, of which we have had an incredible reaction to. We are delighted our customers have proved not only are they exceptionally aware of current designers, but they also have a strong sense of style.
It can be said without any doubt Mary Katrantzou is actually, single-handedly responsible for the fact that we all love wearing prints from head to toe these days!!
Let us give you a little background on this talented lady.
Mary Katrantzou is a Greek fashion designer, born in Athens in 1983. Her mother was an interior designer and her father trained in textile design.
She moved to the States in 2003 and attended Rhode Island School of Design, studying architecture. She moved to Central Saint Martins and completed both a BA and an MA. Her intelligent use of illusory digital print has wowed the fashion world since the launch of her eponymous label in 2008 and hence in 2012 won the ‘Emerging Talent Award’ at the British Fashion Council Awards.
Her collections are now available in over 60 high-end fashion shops worldwide. Please Don’t Tell is exceptionally proud to be able to say they stock Mary Katrantzou alongside premium stores such as Matches, Harvey Nicols and Dover Street Market. In Northern Ireland it is exclusive to Please Don’t Tell and in Ireland, only the second.
Now to whet your appetite with details on the AW12 designs due in store in August.
When asked where her inspiration came from for this collection, she said ” Still life, crayon box and Victoriana.”
Her hyperrealist aesthetic and bold graphics included spoons
and one with yellow pencils complete with rubber at the end!!
What was fascinating on our visit to Paris during Fashion Week, back in March, was seeing the amazing difference between runway dresses and commercial pieces, yet still maintaining the impact of each design. Breathtaking…
Vogue stated she was” incredibly hot property”. We think so and we guarantee she’s the one you’ll definitely want in your wardrobe….SOMEHOW!!