Mary Katrantzou Spring 2013 RTW

Launch Slideshow

SHOW: Mary Katrantzou Spring 2013

THEME: Postage stamps and banknotes

HAIR: Josh Wood and Eugene Souleiman for Wella Professionals

MAKEUP: Val Garland for MAC

ACCESSORIES: Strappy sandals and booties (stamp detailing, two-tone) courtesy of Christian Louboutin

OVERALL TAKEAWAY: After making her name with her bowl-shaped waists, Mary Katrantzou is banking on a looser, more forgiving silhouette for Spring 2013.

The clanging sound of a cash register ringing was a fitting song choice for the start of the show, with lovely prints inspired by postage stamps and banknotes adorning trapeze gowns and drop-waist maxis in shades of blue, black, green, and white with the occasional shot of yellow.

A toothy black trim mimicked the edges of a postage stamp, while sleek, slim-fitting pantsuits (no shirt, obvs) featured global currency prints in soft metallics.

And take note, denim fans: The show also marked the launch of a collaboration with Current/Elliott, which saw stamps running down the legs. Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours!

FRONT ROW: Anna Dello Russo, Simon Doonan, Suzy Menkes