I love how cyclical fashion is. When this dress came out, Mary Katrantzou was the British fashion designer of the moment and her previous two collections were released with great fanfare and reviews. Then in 2011 it was announced she would do a collaboration with Topshop and the fashion world went nuts.
The dress in the image is one of the pieces from the collection and my personal favourite of all the designer collaborations I owned. Unfortunately it was lost with some of my best pieces when I moved house two years ago, but that’s another matter.
Now here we are almost three years later and Mary Katrantzou is back on the fashion radar with her collaboration with Adidas and she’s suddenly as popular as she was three years ago. So since her latest collection landed in stores only a few days ago it seemed fitting to post an older high street collaboration of hers and show how truly cyclical fashion is.
The last note I wanted to make was how I was quite sick at the time this shoot was done. I was suffering from a rare skin disease during this time and was just going through another flare-up that left my mouth swollen to epic proportions. So not only was I recovering from the strains of London fashion week and this illness, but it was also freezing cold that Saturday morning. I ended up with a cold on top of my illness and ended up being out of work for two weeks as a result. Not the smartest decision I ever made, but you really do slave for fashion.