Now that the madness if over, here’s one last little surprise. We were lucky enough to hang out with Mary Katrantzou post-show behind the scenes. No doubt, every collection has its share of unexpected elements (Balenciaga benches!) but it’s best when discussed in good fun. As Jason Wu told us at the start of the season, “It’s so important for people to have a sense of humor.” Here we go…

“I said to myself, I would never touch flowers and fish,” says Mary Katrantzou sitting amidst her Spring/Summer 2012 collection, covered with whole lot of flowers and fish. “The theme scares me.” Lucky for us, she decided to conquer this fear by balancing the flora and fauna with some hard edged manmade elements. Inspired by John Chamberlain, Katrantzou threw in crushed cans as both prints and oversize paillettes hand sewn to 3D pieces. The dress must have been heavy for the model, but it made it down the runway swinging all the while. The same cannot be said for the beaded and embellished spats that Katrantzou had created with Christian Louboutin for the shoes. “I wanted it to look like she’d stepped in a field of flowers,” she says. Stylist Jane How was on board with this until fitting the girls. “‘Mary, they can’t move!’” Katranzou says repeating How’s reaction as one of the models tried to lift her leg. And so, there were no spats. Just as there were no futuristic opening cylinders as part of the David White set. When one of the metallic tubes didn’t work during rehearsal, it was decided that it would be best not to use them at all. In sum, we got a colorful standout collection without any unnecessary drama. How unusual for fashion.

Oh, and one more thing, we’ve overheard that its not only the girls ordering the suits this season… it’s the boys, as well. Evidence attached.