London Fashion Week made the bright and the bold an illusory tale; one we can look forward to sharing comes next spring. Mary Katrantzou, the Pied Piper of LFW’s trompe l’oeil, played a sharp tune if not one a little contrived. Hers is a room with a view, as long as you don’t mind being the architrave. Loved the idea though: an interior design approach to jewelry and clothes. There’s a less performance-driven, more wearable concept to be found there.
No one tried to recreate the illusion of fine jewelry. No, this was faux over the rainbow. All of it meant to appeal to our inner princess. We are Tatiana, the fairy queen, in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, or child-sovereigns playing in mom’s jewel box.