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Mary Katrantzou: ‘I’m one of those designers who only ever wears black'

By As told to Scarlett Conlon

Her clothing designs are famously bold and colourful, but the London-based Greek designer explains why she prefers to keep it dark

  • Read more from the autumn/winter 2018 edition of The Fashion, our biannual fashion supplement

Why I wear black is one of the questions I get asked most. Up until I launched my own brand 10 years ago, I would wear colour; I wasn’t all about wearing black. It happened subconsciously and after a while I didn’t think about it any more – it became my uniform.

It has a lot to do with anonymity; my work allows women to be themselves and stand out, it’s not meant for someone who wants to disappear in the background. In my daily life, I don’t want to be making any statements with what I wear. Taking a bow at the end of a show is nerve-racking and I don’t like the attention. You have so much adrenaline backstage, trying to get the collection out, that the last thing you want to do is go on the runway. Feeling comfortable in my uniform of black means I have one less thing to worry about.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2018/sep/16/mary-katrantzou-designer-who-only-ever-wears-black