Beyoncé wore Mary Katrantzou for the single “Water” featuring Pharrell Williams and Salatiel, in her latest visual album “Black is King”, styled by Zerina Akers.
The piece was inspired by electric lightning storms and the painterly colours in the sky after rain. A mix between sunrise and sunset.
The dress is a tech-organza base, selected for its high iridescence and intense shine, printed with a multicolour “rave cloud” which has merging colours of fuchsia, peach, citrus, ocean blue and sea green. Hundreds of laser-cut oyster ruffles are then tulle bound by hand in correlating colours, amounting to around 500 meters. These are hand tucked into place to create the perfect form of sculpted ruffles. The ruffles are print placed to make the dress bleed from colour to colour across the body.