Mary Katrantzou established her namesake brand in 2008, after studying Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design in the US and graduating with a BA in Textile design and an MA in Fashion from Central Saint Martins in London.
Her graduation show in 2008, which featured trompe l'oeil prints of oversized jewellery on jersey-bonded dresses, took the industry by storm, immediately securing a number of prestigious stockists including Browns, Joyce and Colette.
Mary Katrantzou was dubbed "The Queen of Print" by press, a moniker that recognised the enormous influence of her work in the medium. Katrantzou's work changed the face of twenty-first century fashion, inspiring high fashion and high street designers alike. Refining her signature aesthetic, Katrantzou expanded the complexity of her textile beyond print, translating her visuals to knit, digital craftsmanship, lace, and a focus on form.
Prestigious collaborations have included capsule ranges with Longchamp, Moncler, and Adidas Originals. Mary has also collaborated with artist Pablo Bronstein at the ICA, designed costumes for the NYC Ballet and the Paris Opera and her work has been exhibited at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.