Since her London Fashion Week debut in 2008, the print princess has been soaring to new heights. Remember Mary Katrantzou’s nine-piece collection for Topshop? It shattered records for the chain, becoming the fastest-selling collaboration in Topshop history.
Bouncing off her steadily growing success, the Athens-born designer confirmed that online retail juggernaut Net-a-Porter has approached her on the possibility of creating bigger versions of her intricate creations. These versions will reportedly go up to size 16 (US Size 14).
In an article by Rosamund Urwin in London Evening Standard, Katrantzou shares that fashion should be more open to plus sizes. She retells one instance when she saw her size 14 (US Size 12) dress on a woman and still it looked tiny albeit it being the biggest size they usually produce. However, Katrantzou reveals in the article, “Sometimes designers are blamed for not going to a size 16 (US Size 14), but it’s not that: it’s that there isn’t demand [from buyers].”
Although there has been no tangible confirmation on the matter, Katranztou furthers that the demand for bigger sizes should be high since this endeavor would entail higher production costs.
With reports from London Evening Standard