Design Museum Unveils Mary Katrantzou’s Crystal Christmas Tree
Fashion designer Mary Katrantzou has created a 3m high Christmas tree embellished with Swarovski crystals for the Design Museum in London.
The tree takes its concept from Katrantzou’s autumn winter 2012 collection, which draws from gardens and beautifully wrapped boxes. Katrantzou’s tree will be a 2D design on the museum’s outer wall, and will feature collaborations with Swarovski and Lesage embroideries as a part of the Swarovski Collective.
“The print was inspired by formal gardens and artful box parterres, these were layered and overlaid to create an intricate maze-like print reminiscent of a hand embroidered lace motif,” explained Katrantzou.
This is the first collaboration between Katrantzou and the Design Museum. Katrantzou’s unique designs have been much sough after since she launched her own label during the spring/summer 2009 season. She was awarded the Emerging Talent award by the British Fashion Council in 2011 and was nominated for Designer of the Year in this year’s BFC awards. Her brand continues to reach out to new demographics with her collaborations. She currently has a collection with Current Elliot and has previously launched collaborations with Topshop and Longchamp.
Mary Katrantzou’s Christmas Tree, December 4 – January 9, Design Museum