One To Watch: Designer Mary Katrantzou, born in Athens, educated in the United States and currently a London resident is just under 30 years old, yet has already earned significant respect in the fashion scene – maybe her mother being an interior designer and her father having textile design background paved the way for her earlier than most.
Making a mark in the tough heeled market, Mary was still in college when she sold some of her print designs to the legendary Bill Blass and eventually her designs in school lead her to be nominated for the Harrods & L’Oreal Professional Award.
Following this success, she was supported by the British Fashion Council and showed her first collection in 2008. Shortly thereafter in 2010 she did a collection for TopShop and won the Swiss Textiles Award, succeeding Alexander Wang who won the previous year.
Mary’s work is featured in Dazed & Confused, Grazia, Elle and Vogue and more recently has become a favorite of many well known fashionable girls in the London area, but expect to see more of her in the US shortly, if you have not already.
For more information, click here to check out her press book.