It was only little over a year ago that Mary Katrantzou showed the collection that - after a few seasons of great promise but relative obscurity - catapulted her to the creme de la creme of London designers. Now seems very long ago. Lo and behold, the fruit of a most spectacular high street collaboration.

Since then, Mary's florals and striking print-on-print visions have blossomed all over the fashion world, from designers to the high street. There can be no doubt it was her direct influence that everyone was suddenly after floral tights, smart trousers and jeans, and more print clashes than had ever been deemed possible, even in the most exuberant baroque paintings.

Topshop took Mary's approach the most literally with one of the strongest designer collaborations of the year: Mary Katrantzou for Topshop - here is a quick peek of the capsule collection, most of which sold out, literally, in seconds.

Check out my outfit post dedicated to these floral leggings, complemented with exquisite tees by Oasis.


silk dress: £350

jersey dress: £180

silk dress: £150

T-shirt: £50, leggings: £46

blouse: £80, trousers: £95

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