Mary Katrantzou showed her first fashion show in 2008 at the Central Saint Martins graduating show and the collection mapped out her signature style.
Katrantzouï¿½s first ready-to-wear collection was produced for autumn/winter 2008, and debuted at London Fashion Week through a New Gen sponsored stand. Despite a small collection of only nine dresses, Katrantzou picked up 15 prestigious stockists including Browns, Joyce and Penelope in Italy.
The designer achieved show status with New Gen the following season, spring/summer 2009. This format has continued for three seasons and it is one which has seen further success. She now boasts over 60 stockists ranging from Corso Como to Barneyï¿½s.
Mary Katrantzouï¿½s bold graphic dresses are cleverly symmetrically emblazoned with industrial jewellery or perfume bottle motifs. Described as hyperrealistic, they are richly printed in innovative, fun, bold block colour schemes.