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Mary Katrantzou Will Have You Know That Prints Are Flattering; Roland Mouret to Debut Shoes

Zara Martin and Kanye West.
Zara Martin and Kanye West. Photo: Danny Martindale/Danny Martindale

• Roland Mouret announced that he’s starting a footwear line, which will be available next season. [Grazia]

• Mary Katrantzou on her digital prints: “With print, it is about educating the customer to try it on and see what it does with the silhouette. For me, with print, it is being really flattering on the woman, trying to do with print what a black dress would do onto their body. And it works!” [NYT]

• Kanye West was evidently being hilarious at the Mark Fast show (well, at least Zara Martin made it look that way). [Catwalk Queen]

• Backstage at Mulberry, Elizabeth Olsen said, “I love London style. I want to be a British schoolboy. There’s nothing better than a navy fitted blazer.” [Vogue UK]

• This season, New York’s runways were the most diverse they’ve been since 2008 —  20 percent of the models booked for Fashion Week shows were non-white. [Jezebel]

• Nicki Hilton weighs in on fall 2012 runways: “I dislike the whole neon thing. And I’m a leather fanatic, so I love just the leather tops, dresses, pants, and all of that.” [Elle]

• Beyoncé and Jay-Z made their first public appearance together since Blue’s birth at the New York Knicks game last night. [Just Jared]

• The International Palladium Board has teamed with the British Fashion Council to sponsor a jewelry competition among ten designers. [Vogue]

Mary Katrantzou’s Prints; Rouland Mouret’s Shoes