Lace. Embellished Sparkles. And Embroidery. Greek designer, Mary Katrantzou brings Tribal to a whole other level. Just as if the pieces were Haute Couture. As Tribal meets Couture.
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Cara Delevingne or Edie Campbell. Christopher Bailey or Tom Ford. Victoria Beckham or Alexander McQueen. Miucca Prada or Marc Jacobs or Raf Simons. It’s that time of year again to announce the British Fashion Awards 2013 Nominees!!!!!
The event, being held on Monday, December 2 in London will award Britain’s Top designers, Designer brands, and models. Even with a new category this year, International Designer.
Here are the Nominees!!!!!!!!
Emerging Talent Award—Womenswear: Marques’Almeida, Simone Rocha, Thomas Tait
Emerging Talent Award—Accessories: Dominic Jones, Mr. Hare, Sophia Webster
Emerging Talent Award—Menswear: Agi & Sam, Christopher Shannon, Craig Green
Model: Cara Delevingne, Edie Campbell, Sam Rollinson
Designer Brand: Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Victoria Beckham
Womenswear Designer: Phoebe Philo, Sarah Burton, Christopher Kane
International Designer of the Year: Marc Jacobs, Miuccia Prada, Raf Simons
Menswear Designer: Tom Ford, Christopher Bailey, Kim Jones
Red Carpet Award: Antonio Berardi, Erdem, Victoria Beckham
Accessory Designer: Anya Hindmarch, Charlotte Olympia, Nicholas Kirkwood
New Establishment Award: J.W. Anderson, Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto
With wigs in shades of Bright orange and blond, a la Pippy Lockstocking and Rapunzel. Models are sent down the runway in very Fairytale like, kind of Bavarian inspired ensembles. Meadham and Kirchhoff also added very modern separates, like tailored black suit jackets, lace, and snakeskin. Really taking on the dark side of Fairytale clothing, making it wearable and Chic for Spring or even Fall.
Lots of baggy sleeves, high socks, and the shoes really bring such a Fairytale and a little bit of a Bavarian vibe.
At the end of the collection, Berardi switches from the Romantic shades of Pink, to a more Fun and Dramatic monochrome shades, and leopard print ensembles. The fabrics of: lace, snakeskin, and sheer nylon were still in the collection, with a fun Baroque leopard printed fabric as a perfect fun and still Classy and Girly edition.
Mary Katrantzou begins her Stunning Spring collection using many different shades, (mostly brights), and textures and mixing them with others. Creating many very Fun, Bold, and also a little Edgy looks but still with a Feminine and Ladylike vibe.
The end of Katrantzou’s collection was absolutely Stellar. Collaborating with Swarovski Jewels, Katrantzou sends out models in Beautiful floral printed, (Swarovski bedazzled), dresses. Each with their own fun flare, like ruffles, a fun full skirt, or in a Unique and Sexy strapless style. The dresses, perfect for any occasion like Going out, paired with a white Caridgan for a Formal Wedding or Party, or even when vacationing.
Pictured: Manuela Frey and Mary Katrantzou