Make 2020 the year of resort wear — after all, we’re mostly at home.
It’s the designer’s first seasonless, size-inclusive and charitable collection. Known for her love of kaleidoscopic prints and colours, Mary Katrantzou‘s whimsical approach to female fashion has always been a delight both to the eyes and to the heart. But there’s been more to the designer’s mind beyond the design itself. Her epic 10th-anniversary show in tribute to her home country just last year pioneered a new way of thinking — not only about the clothes but also on how to really make an impact and connect with the world through them. With that, Katrantzou has just launched Mary-Mare: an all-year-round resort wear capsule collection that is seasonless and, most importantly, size-inclusive.
The collection features day-to-night dresses, free-flowing kaftans and beachwear, showcasing graphic seashell prints and illustrated postage stamps that depict exotic sun-drenched destinations — such as Cannes, Monte Carlo and Venice — that we want to be at right now. On top of ready-to-wear pieces, there are also accessories including beach towels, tote bags, oversized raffia hats in rainbow shades or wrapped with silk scarves, as well as a limited edition series of Superga sneakers to complete your summer look.
Everything is made with 100 percent natural materials, with the exception of a small percentage of lycra on the swimwear. This also marks the first time the brand has extended the size offering to UK 24 (US 20), making sure that fans of all shapes and sizes can enjoy the perfect summer wardrobe in their holiday travels.
With the ongoing CoViD-19 crisis, the designer has also pledged to donate 20 percent of all sales from the Mary-Mare collection (from now through 30th June 2020) to charitable organisations Age UK and Action for Children, offering support to those most in need at this critical time.
Check out the entire Mary-Mare collection at Mary Katrantzou’s official site.
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong.