Famous for her digital prints, Mary Katrantzou creates a visual language for her Cruise collection

This coming season, the Mary Katrantzou Resort 2018 collection features pieces that suggest an artfully elegant approach to both day and evening. The prints are eclectically cool and the silhouettes channel an Old World glamour.

At the end of the Victorian era, Walter Rothschild, the second Baron Rothschild, devoted some of the dynasty’s riches to his interest in zoology, amassing a vast private collection that formed the natural history museum he opened to the public at Tring in 1892. Last summer, Mary Katrantzou was invited by the present baron, Jacob Rothschild, to use her psychedelic design talents to take part in “Creatures & Creations,” an exhibition celebrating his ancestor’s collection. Later, Katrantzou returned to Waddesdon Manor, the family’s neo-Renaissance Victorian country pile outside London to shoot her Resort 2018 collection, which, one thing leading to another, came out of her visual immersion in the Rothschild world.

Photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth and styled by Erica Pelosini, the opulent Resort 2018 collection at Waddesdon Manor Estate.

In the ornate interiors and formal gardens–patterns of feather and exotic flowers, liberal lashings of lamé, glittering sequins, and multicolored stripes galore.

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