“WISDOM BEGINS IN WONDER”

The Spring/Summer 2020 Mary Katrantzou show is a celebration of Greek heritage, history and culture, exceptionally
shown against the breathtaking backdrop of the ancient Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounion to celebrate the 30th
anniversary of the founding of ELPIDA, the Association of Friends of Children with Cancer, established by Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis. A show in the present, celebrating a past, for a charity which gives hope for the future for thousands of children.

Echoing Ancient Greek belief in the pure power of colour - tied to the humours of the body, and part of the same lifeforce - each outfit is executed in a single hue, including tonal embroideries of feathers, beads and Swarovski crystal. Here, as Plato wrote, “colour is a flame, which flows forth from each sort of body” - Aegean blue, Tyrian purple, the white and black of marble. The collection as a whole is a prismatic, refracted spectrum - a spectrum of both colour and inspiration.

All roads lead to Greece: shoes are Ancient Greek Sandals, handmade locally by skilled Greek craftsmen using traditional techniques that have existed for centuries. Fine jewellery comes from the storied archives of the house of BVLGARI - established and based in Rome, but whose founder Sotirio Voulgaris was born in the mountains of Greece, in another unexpected, unanticipated link. The music to the show has been specially created by the Academy Award-winning Greek composer Vangelis. Indeed, a fil rouge of heritage, tying everything back to Greece, runs through every aspect of culture today.

Those threads inspire Mary Katrantzou: here, she weaves them together to form the fabric of this specially-created collection.

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LOOKS

LOOK 1 Σωκρατης - SOCRATES
LOOK 1 Σωκρατης - SOCRATES
LOOK 2 Πυθαγορειο - PYTHAGOREAN
LOOK 2 Πυθαγορειο - PYTHAGOREAN
LOOK 3 Αριστοτελης - ARISTOTLE
LOOK 3 Αριστοτελης - ARISTOTLE
LOOK 4 π - PI
LOOK 4 π - PI
LOOK 5 Αυτοσχεδιαση - IMPROVISATION
LOOK 5 Αυτοσχεδιαση - IMPROVISATION
LOOK 6 Ουσια - MATTER
LOOK 6 Ουσια - MATTER
LOOK 7 Θεοδωρος Σπιραλ - THEODORUS SPIRAL
LOOK 7 Θεοδωρος Σπιραλ - THEODORUS SPIRAL
LOOK 8 Ελια - OLIVE
LOOK 8 Ελια - OLIVE
LOOK 9 Αρμονια - HARMONY
LOOK 9 Αρμονια - HARMONY
LOOK 10 Απειρος - INFINITE
LOOK 10 Απειρος - INFINITE
LOOK 11 Καινοτομια - INNOVATION
LOOK 11 Καινοτομια - INNOVATION
LOOK 12 Χρυση Αναλογια - GOLDEN RATIO
LOOK 12 Χρυση Αναλογια - GOLDEN RATIO
LOOK 13 Φιλοσοφια - PHILOSOPHY
LOOK 13 Φιλοσοφια - PHILOSOPHY
LOOK 14 Προσανατολισμός - ORIENTATION
LOOK 14 Προσανατολισμός - ORIENTATION
LOOK 15 Ακτινοβολια - RADIANCE
LOOK 15 Ακτινοβολια - RADIANCE
LOOK 16 Νεμεσις - NEMESIS
LOOK 16 Νεμεσις - NEMESIS
LOOK 17 Αστρικος - STELLAR
LOOK 17 Αστρικος - STELLAR
LOOK 18 Αλχημεια - ALCHEMY
LOOK 18 Αλχημεια - ALCHEMY
LOOK 19 Ιατρικη - MEDICINE
LOOK 19 Ιατρικη - MEDICINE
LOOK 20 Χαος - CHAOS
LOOK 20 Χαος - CHAOS
LOOK 21 - DNA
LOOK 21 - DNA
LOOK 22 Ατομο - ATOM
LOOK 22 Ατομο - ATOM
LOOK 23 Τοπογραφια - TOPOGRAPHY
LOOK 23 Τοπογραφια - TOPOGRAPHY
LOOK 24 Θεοφραστος - THEOPHRASTUS
LOOK 24 Θεοφραστος - THEOPHRASTUS
LOOK 25 Γεωμετρια - GEOMETRY
LOOK 25 Γεωμετρια - GEOMETRY
LOOK 26 Αγαπη - LOVE
LOOK 26 Αγαπη - LOVE
LOOK 27 Φωτισμος - ILLUMINATION
LOOK 27 Φωτισμος - ILLUMINATION
LOOK28 Φαντασια - IMAGINATION
LOOK28 Φαντασια - IMAGINATION
LOOK 29 Ιδεασμος - IDEATION
LOOK 29 Ιδεασμος - IDEATION
LOOK 30 Διαμαχη - STRIFE
LOOK 30 Διαμαχη - STRIFE
LOOK 31 Κερας της αφθονιας - CORNUCOPIA
LOOK 31 Κερας της αφθονιας - CORNUCOPIA
LOOK 32 Ωκεανος - OCEAN
LOOK 32 Ωκεανος - OCEAN
LOOK 33 Σεληνιακος - LUNAR
LOOK 33 Σεληνιακος - LUNAR
LOOK 34 Εξισωση - EQUATION
LOOK 34 Εξισωση - EQUATION
LOOK 35 Αστρονομια - ASTRONOMY
LOOK 35 Αστρονομια - ASTRONOMY
LOOK 36 Γεωγραφια - GEOGRAPHY
LOOK 36 Γεωγραφια - GEOGRAPHY
LOOK 37 Υψογραφια - HYPSOGRAPHY
LOOK 37 Υψογραφια - HYPSOGRAPHY
LOOK 38 Καρτολογια - CARTOLOGY
LOOK 38 Καρτολογια - CARTOLOGY