Born in 1983 in Athens, Mary Katrantzou had a relationship with fashion right from her childhood as her father worked in textile design and her mother was an interior designer. She graduated with BA in textile design from Central Saint Martins in 2005. She was fascinated with how print could change womens wear and the shape of her body with different printed textiles. She later completed here MA in Fashion with distinction. In 2008, she showcased her first prêt-a-porter collection at the autumn/winter London Fashion Week. In Spring/Summer 2009 she debuted her first ready-to-wear collection at the London Fashion Week. She had only 9 dresses in her collection but she picked up 15 retailers including Colette, Brown and Joyce. Over 200 shops now sell her collections worldwide.