Last year, popular lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret collaborated with Olivier Rousteing at Balmain for an exciting runway show collection. This year, for the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, the label announced its second partnership will be with British designer Mary Katrantzou. Just like last time around, fashionistas will be able to shop the show’s looks as soon as they hit the runway.
This year’s Fashion Show is set to take place in New York City, with all of the designer pieces being available in time for the holidays. The designer worked closely with the show’s creative director, Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou, and executive producer, Monica Mitro, plus the internal VS design team, to create a capsule that fabulously represents both brands’ visions.
“Everything that Victoria’s Secret creates is about a woman feeling confident and empowered —and also having fun with what she is wearing,” Katrantzou said in a press release. “This collaboration is going to be bold, fun, and playful.”
“My work is about perception and perspective and filtering beauty through design to allow women to stand out. I wanted to turn that on its head and look at the ‘foundation’ that we wear as women, underneath the clothes I usually design in my collections. Underwear is the first protective layer that has the ability to reinforce a woman’s confidence,” the designer added, via Vogue.
We are excited to see how the Mary Katrantzou Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show capsule collection brings together both iconic brands’ easily recognizable aesthetics. According to the designer, it’s all about versatility, color, and sexiness.
“I wanted the collection to be colorful and uplifting, bold, and strong. It’s designed to empower women to have fun with their undergarments and feel free to explore pattern and color as a second skin,” Katrantzou told the publication. “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 color are integral to the collection, but we always kept the Victoria’s Secret girl central to the design process. There’s a nod to silhouettes that we’ve developed in past collections, but there are also new silhouettes that we designed with VS in mind.”
To give you a sense of what to expect on the Mary Katrantzou Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway, click through the gallery below to get a sampling of the designer’s colorful, patterned, and printed garments.
While you wait for the Mary Katrantzou Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show pieces to hit the runway, you can shop all of the above designs now exclusively through her 10-year anniversary collection with Matches Fashion.
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