Mary Katrantzou: Fall 2001 RTW

Mary Katrantzou is my kind of girl. She's young, talented and truly a bold, new voice in fashion. So I found it very fitting to feature her on International Women's Day! I love her latest collection of elaborately patterned and structured silhouettes. Check out the full slideshow of the collection here.

Also, here is an excerpt from her designer profile on the London Fashion Week site.
Origin: Athens, Greece

Design background:
Mary attended Rhode Island School of Design and then completed both her BA and MA at Central Saint Martins. She has previously worked for Sophia Kokosalaki and freelanced for Bill Blass, amongst other designers.

What are your design signatures? “A hyperrealist aesthetic, bold graphics and industrial jewellery.”

How would you describe the Mary Katrantzou woman?
“She has a liberated spirit and a strong sense of style.”

What is your trademark piece? “For spring/summer 2011 it was the lampshade skirt.”

Name three things that are inspiring you for autumn/winter 2011:
“Diana Vreeland, coromandel screens and the interwar period.”

What’s next for your brand?
“Autumn/winter 2011 and a collaboration with Atelier Swarovski.”

What music is playing in your studio this season?


Zac Posen: Fall 2011 RTW

A gorgeous collection from Zac Posen that is perfect for any femme fatale. I love the sultry, flowing, body conscious silhouettes that mix romantic flutter with edgy materials or cuts. Check out photographs of the complete collection on the runway here.


Guangzhou Opera House: Zaha Hadid Architects

I've loved Zaha Hadid since my early years of studying architecture at the University of Toronto. I was so excited to see these photographs of her latest breath taking project. The Guangzhou Opera House, located in Guangdon province, China, was designed to resemble the forms of two pebbles on the bank of the Pearl River.

You can check out more photographs of this stunning new structure and read more information here.


Chen Man

After another very long hiatus, I'm back! And what better way to start up again then with Chen Man, a super star fashion photographer in China. Check out her amazingly beautiful images that push the wonderful creative limits of the fashion dreamland.

Check out her blog and you can also become a fan of her work on Facebook and stay up to date on her work.