Born: 1986 in Greece
Graduating from Central St Martin's college in 2008, Greece-born Mary Katrantzou caused something of a stir with her final collection – a range of vibrant Seventies-inspired jersey dresses featuring bold prints of oversized jewellery.
The designs won praise from British fashion pundits and resulted in the newcomer picking up several accolades, including the coveted best graduate trophy at the London Fashion Awards.
A talented textile print designer, Mary trained at Rhode Island School of Design before completing her MA in London. She has previously worked for fellow Greek designer Sophia Kokosalaki and freelanced for Bill Blass.