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March 29, 2013  | by: Aanchal Jiwrajka
Flickr (Chealse V)

Flickr (Chealse V)


Last year when the Spring 2013 collection was showcased, I particularly l liked prints and garments at Mary Katrantzou , but they were never exactly budget friendly. Today, we just saw the opening of London based designers’  latest collab with Current/Elliot this season.

At the revelation of the ‘affordable’ collection at you could see that the prices aren’t low,  yet they are comparatively lower than her other mainstream outfits that cost more than a thousand dollars. The nine piece collection is greatly inspired from her Spring Summer 13 collection which depicted postage stamps and bank notes. Motifs and prints of old stamps, passport and visa stamps and bank currency are vivid in this collection.



Mary Katrantzou  is one the must have print designers today, and this new project with Current/Elliot, opens up her design base to a wider customer group who can’t afford thousand dollars for a dress, but will be ready to pay about 300 -400 dollars for owning her prints. This stamp collection comprises of jeans, dresses, shorts and tops.

Along with dresses and tops adorned in large stamps and currencies, the label also showcased denims with similar quirky prints. This was the aftereffect of when a critic mentioned denim to the designer and the team thought that it would be a great challenge to work with denim especially while working with CurrentElliot. While the dresses and the tops are rather similar to Katrantzou’s spring collection, the unexpected mix of art prints on jeans is definitely exciting and also extremely nostalgic.

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It reminds us of the days when we used to collect stamps from different states and countries. The stamp prints in bright colors work perfectly with the theme, but my personal favorite is the diagonal print jeans, which has a very subtle print that refrains from the rest of the ‘loud ‘collection.  Apart from the denim line, other great pieces from the collection are the Apollo dress priced at £290 which is very easy to wear and also uber chic, and the bearding t-shirt at£35 which is a key piece and can be mixed and matched for different looks.

This amalgamation of eclectic prints on denims and dresses definitely makes wearable (and now also more affordable! )and is undeniably urbane with cool, chic edge to it. This collaboration is surely going to be a success now that fans are already clamoring for the table.  So are you ready for some unexpected prints used in clothes? Which outfit from the collection are you coveting the most?

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