Mary Katrantzou’s fall 2017 presentation today at London Fashion Week was a glorious melange of fantasy and film noir, pulling archetypal motifs such as houndstooth check and tulle from the wardrobes of heroes and heroines.
It culminated with a series of looks in collaboration with Disney and inspired by the classic “Fantasia.”
Footwear, too, was part fairy princess and part silver-screen siren. Pointed slippers were embellished with ladylike bow details, while platform brogues with dramatic flared heels and diamante buckles came in saturated jewel colored velvets.
The footwear was, in fact, a collaboration between Katrantzou and luxury menswear label Louis Leeman. For fall ’17, the brand is launching its debut women’s collection, which will premiere with a presentation on Tuesday, the final day of London Fashion Week.