Fashion Designer Mary Katrantzou Creates Design Museum Christmas Tree

By Société Perrier

London-based Greek designer Mary Katrantzou has designed this year’s Christmas tree at the Design Museum.

The highly acclaimed fashion designer has incorporated patterns from her Autumn/Winter 2012 collection for the tree which stands 3-metres high on the museum’s outer wall.

Her A/W12 collection included collaborations with Swarovski and Lesage to create embroideries that turned everyday objects into sparkling and sublime designs – these themes are continued here.

Speaking about the Christmas tree Mary Katrantzou said: “The print was inspired by formal gardens and artful box parterres, these were layered and overlaid to create an intricate maze-like print reminiscent of a hand embroidered lace motif.”

Check out the tree at the Design Museum in Shad Thames until January 9. While you’re there be sure to visit the current exhibitions on show, which include ‘Digital Crystal: Swarovski at the Design Museum’ (until January 13) and ‘Designers in Residence’ (until January 27).