Enter into Mary Katrantzou's eye-popping, reality-scrambling creative universe!
From Mary Katrantzou's earliest collections, SHOWstudio has admired and championed the London-based designer. Earlier this year Katrantzou was awarded the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. Motivated by this achievement and the 5-year anniversary of the Mary Katrantzou label, Nick Knight joins forces with Katrantzou on There’s Something About Mary.
Showcasing some of Katrantzou’s most iconic pieces from her archive, this fashion film includes designs such as Typewriter from A/W 12 and Kite Runner from A/W 11 modelled by both Karlie Kloss and Lily Donaldson. Set to Prokiev’s waltz, the prints come alive with Younji Ku's pioneering 3D animations.
There’s Something About Mary unites Katrantzou and Knight’s shared interest in the possibilities and potentialities of the digital realm, offering a whimsically modern, ‘wonderland’ of prints, textures and patterns. ‘I’ve always been fascinated and inspired by digital innovation and new technologies, it underpins so much of the work I do for SHOWstudio as well as my ethos as an image-maker. I think those passions and interests are shared by Mary - her work, especially her pioneering of digital print, is all about embracing the new,’ explains Knight. ‘Nick has an amazing vision which filters through into the narrative of the film, beautifully capturing my designs and their evolution from past to present,’ adds Katrantzou.
Be sure to watch the eye-catching film now and for exclusive insight into the creative process behind the film, watch the on-demand footage of the shoot. The first part of the film shoot, featuring Kloss, was streamed live in 2014, and the second part, starring Donaldson and was live-streamed in April 2015.