Mary Katrantzou wants Victoria's Secret designs to act like a 'second skin'
Mary Katrantzou hopes her designs for Victoria's Secret feel like a "second skin".
Earlier this month (Oct18), bosses at the U.S. lingerie giant announced that the Greek designer would be creating sexy separates for the upcoming Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, to be held in New York City in November.
Regarding the collection, Katrantzou has now shared that she was very concerned with getting the fit right when crafting the bras and underwear.
"It's designed to empower women to have fun with their undergarments and feel free to explore pattern and colour as a second skin," she told Vogue.com. "The pieces can be worn as undergarments or as actual clothing, so all the fabrications have dual purpose. I wanted to stay true to our brand heritage, so pattern and colour are integral to the collection, but we always kept the Victoria's Secret girl central to the design process."
Katrantzou went on to explain that she looked back at silhouettes she crafted for previous fashion collections for inspiration, but also created new styles specifically for the lingerie company.
In addition, she confirmed the garments will include her signature prints, with a teaser image of the colour palette depicting blue and burgundy flower motifs against a pink and white striped background.
"I wanted the collection to be colourful and uplifting, bold, and strong," the 35-year-old smiled.
After the show, Katrantzou's underwear designs will be available to buy in-store and online as part of the Victoria's Secret holiday collection. Prices have not yet been announced.
So far, models such as Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Winnie Harlow, Devon Windsor, Leomie Anderson and Cindy Bruna have been confirmed to appear in the style spectacle. Footwear designer Brian Atwood has also hinted that Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner walk the runway too, after taking a break in recent years.
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