For A/W17, Mary Katrantzou took her inspiration from the notions of fantasia, the idea of mixing and melding different worlds, themes and ideas and cross-pollinating different kingdoms of thought. The collection is a fantasy, a fairytale playing upon the traditional idea of heros and heroines, charming princes and damsels in distress.
The hair mirrored the theme of fantasia but adding a dimension of film noir. The front of the hair, tucked behind the ears appeared almost drawn on like an illustration. The slight waves in the back of the hair resembled the styles of film stars of a different time