Mary Katrantzou explained backstage ahead of her presentation at London Fashion Week that her goal was to focus on the "microscopic" details of the collection for Spring/Summer 16, whilst simultaneously creating lightweight clothing that could easily be rolled up into a suitcase without being too stiff. The result was an iridescent flock of frocks, some of which felt reflective of the stars in the night sky with all of their dainty details.
The minute details complimented the collection in the most magnificent way. An explosion of small-scale prints, the looks came in a kaleidoscope of colours that invited a closer look – presumably just the effect Katrantzou was hoping to imply. A mix of iridescent quilting, metallic brocades, Lurex-shot chiffon embroideries, crystals and tiny sequins culled together on one garment made Mary Katrantzou's "microscopic" dense decoration all worth the while.
Obscuring the origins of her folkloric looks, Katrantzou borrowed elements from the Balkans, Spain and Romania to ultimately create her own bohemian hybrids – a recipe that looked just as good as it sounds.
Discover the collection in full via our gallery below...