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Crafting fashion: Mary Katrantzou and Samantha Conti at Cafe Royal
Wed 3 May 2017, 16:00 – 17:30 BST
Samantha Conti, London bureau chief of Women's Wear Daily, leads a conversation with Mary Katrantzou. The discussion covers Katrantzou’s influences, how she works with pattern cutters and other makers in her studio as well as her inspirations, creative processes, technical skills and the challenges of building an independent business in London today. Although Katrantzou first came to prominence with her dramatic, printed occasion dresses, her collections have evolved to include 3D surface embellishments, daywear and swimwear as well as collaborations with Swarowski, Adidas Originals, Moncler and Gianvito Rossi.