Born in Athens, Greece with qualifications from some of the most prestigious fashion colleges in the world, including Central Saint Martins, Katrantzou constantly creates inspiring and eclectic collections that are like no other in the business. Currently working on her highly-anticipated Fall/Winter 2011 collection and having just released an exciting collaboration with Atelier Swarovski, it would seem she is in high demand in the fashion world at the moment. In my opinion, her Spring 2011 Ready To Wear collection is her best so far. Katrantzou retains the extravagant, baroque-like style that makes her work so distinctly her own, whilst simultaneously breaking down fashion barriers by sending models down the catwalk wearing furniture- namely lampshades. Lampshades! In theory, it shouldn't work. But she made it work, decorating her models and their accompanying lampshades with Seventies inspired vintage prints of luxurious interiors. When describing her latest collection, Katrantzou identified her inspirations as old issues of Architectural Digest and World Of Interiors magazines. Don't say that's not creativity.
"With this collection, I wanted to put the room on the woman, rather than the woman in the room." This one sentence entirely sums it up- it does indeed look as though the models are wearing rooms. Illusional genius from a designer at the top of her game- and still only 28 years old. What will Katrantzou do next?
Disclaimer: I totally don't recommend anyone attempting to recreate this look by wearing their parent's furniture. Mums don't like it.