London Fugshion Week: Mary Katrantzou and Peter Pilotto

I picked and paired these two because I associate them both with wackadoo patterns and cuts. And also, Elizabeth Banks wore them both at a time when she very suddenly became super experimental with fashion, which — even when it went insane — made me love her for more than just being Avery Jessup. So there’s that.

[Photos: Getty]

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Comments (14):

  1. Siobhán

    I love me some Mary but this is her worst collection yet. Very disappointing.

  2. Mouse

    #17 looks like there could be a nice dress under that cropped coat…but I just can’t tell!

  3. Lion

    Katrantzou and Pilotto are 2 my favourite designers! How exciting to have them back to back. Peter maybe better this time…

  4. Sandra

    The curators at the Victoria & Albert are going to be mightily displeased when they discover what this woman did to their Asian Art collection. Also, shoes WHAT??

  5. AmandaD

    Oh dear, those bangs in the Katrantzou show are worse than Jim Carrey’s in Dumb and Dumberer. And while I greatly appreciate flats, the loafers in the Pilotto are giant clodhoppers and need to be put away immediately.

  6. Edith

    Your commentary was inspired. I quite literally laughed out loud at “Bieber!”

    I hate the silhouette of Pilotto’s skirts, it just looks labial, for want of a better term. The last one, though, is kind of awesome in an insect-wingy way. Insect-wingy is always better than labial, when it comes to fashion…

  7. A.J.

    I legitimately like slides 1-9.

  8. MegoPachego

    I actually love Katrantzou’s patterns … I just want them tailored into different silhouettes for practical reasons. I can imagine myself, for example, ordering a hot chocolate on a chilly morning and then, wearing dress #1, whacking it into an unsuspecting coffee addict with my torso points. This is not a good way to make friends.

  9. TonyG

    My eyes really loved the crazy patterns and prints. They were popping trying to figure some of these out. Quite fun!

  10. witjunkie

    I liked Mary Katrantzou (I always want to say Katmandoo) better when she did the stamps from exotic places.

    These do make me want to take a walk into them, though.

  11. Vandalfan

    Irredeemably strange.

  12. Jane

    #13 is a nice change. Instead of being sheer and displaying her lady bits, as so many dresses do today, this dress incorporates an artistic rendering, covering the real thing.

    Who puts a picture of a crotch (at crotch level) on a dress?

  13. G

    The two collections are very different as clothes but they have one thing in common: They have worked very, very hard and succeeded at making the models (probably quite good looking women) look remarkably ugly. Why would this be good for business? Do the kind of people who buy designer clothes get inspired to purchase by seeing how effectively these shows’ styling makes models look ugly?

  14. Sajorina

    At least these are interesting to look at! And I seriously love #16… I would die to see Rooney Mara wearing it!