Tuesday 31 March 2009

Fashion Week Athens day 3

Oh Lord, I really suffer from a fashion overdose! Combine that with work all day and not enough sleep, and you have a recipe for bad blogging. Ok, before the news get really old, here are my pictures from the third and final day of Fashion Week Athens.

Angelos Bratis
Sorry, only one picture from Angelos Bratis' show. I arrived too late and only saw half of it.

Yiorgos Eleftheriades
I loved it! Eleftheriades totally show us how stripes combined with prints can be done. Extra bonus points for the choice of colour palette, amazing shoes and sleek menswear.

Orsalia Parthenis showed a collection bursting with feminine confidence. Loved the sleek lines, the turban-like hair ties (very Prada) and the rich colour palette. Note the models walked in extra chic ballerina flats, made of crushed velvet in grenat and royal blue.

Dimitris Dassios
An accessories and jewllery designer who could actually do clothes as well. Very oriental, magical and inspired collection of jackets made out of vintage leather, velvet and denim, embroidered with gold thread, as well as jewllery and headdresses. Models marched barefoot under the sound of "Le temps des gitans" by Goran Bregovic.

I also have pictures of the NEWCOMERS trio, but this post is getting a bit too long.
Forgive me if I post them tomorrow?

Monday 30 March 2009

Fashion Week Athens, day 2

Now I understand first-hand what The Bubble refers to as moo-ness. You know, that incredible sense of fatigue and exhaustion one suffers after fashion week. It seems Alecca is in the same state too, as I read in her last post. But I couldn't leave you without a healthy dose of fashion week pics, right? I've already posted about my unfortunate encounter with some certain Crocs boots on the runway last Saturday, so let's take it from there, shall we?

Vassilis Zoulias

Vassilis Zoulias Old Athens is the full brand name, and such a fitting one too. Vassilis Zoulias gave us just what we needed in these times of crisis: Tight pencil skirts, little black dresses, silk and cashmere, old school glamour and fabulous clothes!


I'm not gonna lie. I really can't be objective, simply because I LOVED IT ALL! So warm and snuggly, so stylish and chic, so feminine and girly. This is what I would buy if I was obscenely rich. This is what I'm going to try and copy with my own humble means. I really tried to post as many photos as I could, for you to enjoy as well:

Christoforos Kotentos

The last show of the second day was a bit controversial, at least for me. Although I admired many of the looks and the inspiration behind them, I couldn't get over the feeling that I had seen it all before. The huge coat with an equally huge collar modeled with the model's hands on her hips? A bit Victor&Rolf. The pants suit with big shoulders? Balmain via Margiela, much? And before you make the same thoughts, I also tried to justify Kotentos' choices by saying to myself that EVERYONE is doing a big shoulder at this particular moment. But the shape is just too damn distinct! I just can't stop thinking of Balmain everytime I see the pictures.

So, this was what I saw last Saturday, the second day of Athens Fashion Week, and what I thought of that. I'd love to read your opinions. In the morning. Going to bed ASAP.
Pics and commentary from the third day will be posted tomorrow.

Sunday 29 March 2009

Oh, the controversy!

I'm getting the feeling that day two of Fashion Week Athens is going to be the weirdest ever. I really don't have time to blog about all the shows right now, as I have to run and get ready in order to get there again in time for day three, but I HAVE TO blog about this one thing.

After emerging from the first show of the day, I found myself wondering aimlessly outside, waiting for the next one to begin. As I was taking some snapshots of people in interesting outfits, I noticed something:

Look closely...

Two stylists carrying boxes of Crocs backstage?

I could only suppose that they were just boxes, containing no offending footwear.

And then, the Konstantinos show started.

And it was definitely an OMG moment.

Crocs on the runway?