London based luxury brand Mary Katrantzou was launched in 2008 and is widely aknowledged to have pioneered the digital print revolution, building a distinctive visual language that has grown to define textile innovation, digital craftsmanship and an affinity to feminine and architectural silhouettes. Katrantzou's thematic collections are inspired by art and the cultural significance of design. They rely on innovation and precision engineering of form and texture to create desirable and immediately recognizable collections.
Mary Katrantzou studied at Rhode Island School of Design before transferring to Central Saint Martins to complete a BA in Textile Design. She then went on to graduate from Central Saint Martins with a distinction in MA fashion, which in turn led to the launch of the eponymous Label in October 2008.
Since its inception, Mary Katrantzou has grown its brand offering to women's ready-to-wear, a newly launched first leather goods collection, jewellery and a shoe partnership with Gianvito Rossi. Mary Katrantzou shows three collections annually and will launch its first Pre-Fall collection in 2014. The brand is now distributed in over 56 countries across more than 300 wholesale accounts. It has also recently launched its own ecommerce platform, www.marykatrantzou.com, which operates in Europe, US/Canada and Australia. Further ecommerce growth is planned in 2015 for Asia and the Middle East.