For the second year in a row, an unexpected designer collection will be coming to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The lingerie brand previously partnered with Balmain on a collection both for the runway and in stores. This time, Victoria’s Secret announced it will be collaborating with Mary Katrantzou for its show later this year in New York City.
The forthcoming collection will be a departure from last year’s edgier one. While the Balmain collection typified Creative Director Olivier Rousteing’s sexy and overembellished designs, viewers can expect more playful designs from Katrantzou. Referred to as the “Queen of Prints,” the Athens-born, London-based designer recently celebrated her brand’s 10th anniversary during London Fashion Week.
“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 statement. “This collaboration is going to be bold, fun and playful.”
As with the Balmain collection, the Katrantzou collection will be featured during the runway show, and select looks will later be carried in stores and online. Ahead, take a look at Katrantzou’s designs, as well as last year’s Victoria’s Secret designer collection.