Mary Katrantzou

Fashion Designer

Mary Katrantzou is a Greek-born fashion designer based in London. She worked with Sophia Kokosalaki and studied at the Rhode Island School of design before transferring to Central Saint Martins to complete a BA in Textile Design.

Armed with a distinction in MA Fashion, Katrantzou opened the Central Saint Martin's A/W 08 Show with a collection that featured trompe l'oeil digital prints of oversized jewellery on bonded jersey dresses inspired by Constructivism and early '70s references. The samples were later sold to Bill Blass. Katrantzou received New Generation exhibition sponsorship to showcase her S/S 2009 collection during London Fashion Week.

After her graduation show, Mary Katrantzou established her namesake brand. She now boasts over 100 high-end stockists ranging from Selfridges to Joyce, Matchesfashion.com, Harrods and Saks.

Her collaborations have included capsule ranges with Swarovski, Longchamp, Moncler, Topshop, Cowshed and Adidas Originals. Mary has also collaborated with artist Pablo Bronstein at the ICA, designed costumes for the NYC Ballet and the Paris Opera and her work has been exhibited at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art and at Lord Rothschild’s 'Creatures and Creations' exhibition at Waddesdon Manor in the UK. The Dallas Contemporary museum presented 'Mary, Queen of Prints', the first solo exhibition of Mary Katrantzou from January to March 2018 and brought more than 180 looks into one vibrant tableau.

Katrantzou has received various awards throughout her career. In 2010 she was awarded the Swiss Textiles Award in recognition of her pioneering textile treatments; in November 2011, she received the British Fashion Award for Emerging Talent, in February 2012 was awarded Young Designer of the Year at the Elle Style Awards. In 2015, Katrantzou received the Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, was awarded Glamour designer of the year, Harper’s Bazaar Breakthrough Designer as well as the British Fashion Award for New Establishment Designer.

Mary Katrantzou is a Greek-born fashion designer based in London. She worked with Sophia Kokosalaki and studied at the Rhode Island School of design before transferring to Central Saint Martins to complete a BA in Textile Design.

Armed with a distinction in MA Fashion, Katrantzou opened the Central Saint Martin's A/W 08 Show with a collection that featured trompe l'oeil digital prints of oversized jewellery on bonded jersey dresses inspired by Constructivism and early '70s references. The samples were later sold to Bill Blass. Katrantzou received New Generation exhibition sponsorship to showcase her S/S 2009 collection during London Fashion Week.

After her graduation show, Mary Katrantzou established her namesake brand. She now boasts over 100 high-end stockists ranging from Selfridges to Joyce, Matchesfashion.com, Harrods and Saks.

Her collaborations have included capsule ranges with Swarovski, Longchamp, Moncler, Topshop, Cowshed and Adidas Originals. Mary has also collaborated with artist Pablo Bronstein at the ICA, designed costumes for the NYC Ballet and the Paris Opera and her work has been exhibited at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art and at Lord Rothschild’s 'Creatures and Creations' exhibition at Waddesdon Manor in the UK. The Dallas Contemporary museum presented 'Mary, Queen of Prints', the first solo exhibition of Mary Katrantzou from January to March 2018 and brought more than 180 looks into one vibrant tableau.

Katrantzou has received various awards throughout her career. In 2010 she was awarded the Swiss Textiles Award in recognition of her pioneering textile treatments; in November 2011, she received the British Fashion Award for Emerging Talent, in February 2012 was awarded Young Designer of the Year at the Elle Style Awards. In 2015, Katrantzou received the Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, was awarded Glamour designer of the year, Harper’s Bazaar Breakthrough Designer as well as the British Fashion Award for New Establishment Designer.

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