Trending: Mary Katrantzou’s flared focus

Prefall debut

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Ahead of her upcoming London Fashion Week show, Mary Katrantzou’s first Prefall collection offers a sneak peak at what we may expect on the runway. Like many of NYFW’s A/W 2015 collections Katrantzou appears to be in a Seventies spin. Paisley, check and houndstooth take over flared pant silhouettes and Mod dress shapes in a retro renascent colour palette. For Prefall the designer has moved away from her signature digital prints almost entirely, instead working with vintage-like British heritage fabrications to explore texture and fine craftsmanship. Her playfulness, however, remains precisely in tact with the season’s paisley motif crafted from a string of typewriter keys, fused with pencils, brogue details, and clocks and symbols, just as houndstooth bricks are cut from postage stamps.

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