Athens born Mary Katrantzou studied Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design (USA) and graduated with a BA in Textile design and an MA in Fashion from Central Saint Martins. After graduating in 2008, Mary Katrantzou established her namesake brand. She now boasts over 100 high-end stockists ranging from Selfridges to Joyce,, Harrods and Saks. Her designs play with clashing aesthetics, mixing technology and craftmanship to explore opulent, innovative embellishments.

“Whilst on the New Fashion Venture Programme we experienced rapid growth and it was great to have the CFE’s expertise and knowledge to guide us in the right direction. With careful planning we were able to sustain the growth and make positive decisions that have had a long lasting impact. CFE helped us make decisions and implement new departments in the company that have helped immensely.”​