Sunday, 26 September 2010
Not only it's the first time a Danish designer is on the official schedule, but she also showed some very interesting 3D takes of the LBD, with origami hints. Ol' little black dress is finally looking new in this volume and shape, plus the lack of neck pieces has grown on my after an intense statement necklace summer.
And who is this about to take her front row seat? That's right, it's Marina & the Diamonds sporting a rather dark lipstick, on a rather bright smile. Apparently, the Greek-Welsh 'diamond' is a fan of this newcomer too.
Saturday, 25 September 2010
*see where these feet were spotted at in post coming up soon.
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
In an attempt to create a “dialogue” between traditional Greek dress and contemporary fashion, creations by Jean-Paul Gaultier and John Galliano will be on show, as well as by other distinguished Greek fashion designers such as Angelos Bratis, Dimitris Dassios, Deux Hommes, Yiorgos Eleftheriades, Ioannis Guia, Sofia Kokosalaki, Thanos Kyriakides, Mastori*Motwary, MiRo, Orsalia Parthenis.
Curated by the fashion historian Lydia Kamitsis / Sketches of traditional Greek costumes by sketch artist Gissis Papageorgiou.
From 27.09.2010 - 27.10.2010
Hellenic American Union Galleries, #22 Massalias str., Athens
More info, here.
Get a taste at Filep Motwary's blog.
Greek culture is more than an ancient temple standing in the centre of Athens. Check it out.
Monday, 20 September 2010
And as much as I appreciate edited clips that respect my eardrums, I must say I find a certain something in impromptu clips that include the actual sound of the show:
Trademark, balanced saturated graphics, fringe details that enhance the movement effect, short lentghs and sky high platforms for maximum leg projections. Hundreds of details to focus on... Play the video, pause the video, adore. Then play again...
Have been doing so all day.
When? This Wednesday, September 22nd.
Seems there's something about this Wednesday...
Well, there's definitely something about these bags.
*Men's + Women's Collection, Unique Pieces
*Handmade Unique T-shirts
*Guest designer: Dimitris Kaidantzis, "MaryWantsAPurpleDress"
*DJ set by Kimon Kostopoulos
*Special guest *Fairy Nails* presenting new colour collection
This Wednesday, September 22nd at #145 Iroon Polytechniou str., Kato Halandri.
Top by Katerina Alexandraki.
Dress by MWAPD.
Sunday, 19 September 2010
Got another show for your agenda dear LondonFashionWeek-ers: Tuesday, September 21st at 19:00, The Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street WC2B 5AZ. Romina Karamanea will be unveiling her s/s 11 collection. Do share a twitpic or two, I'm chained in Athens.
*See here Romina Karamanea's a/w 10 show at AXDW.
Ioannis Dimitrousis s/s 11 collection will be showcased at Somerset House between 17th - 21st September. If attending LFW, put a * next to the name on your list and go check him out. Looks like he's on fire.
Glow in the Dark handmade crochet dress embellished with crystals
Photography: Dimitris Theocharis
Make Up: Yin Lee @ Premier Hair & Make Up
Model: Tina Vershaguri @ Next
See more, here.
Friday, 17 September 2010
Thursday, 16 September 2010
By David Bray*, spotted here.
*Some of his corporate clients include Harvey Nichols, H&M, Canon, Vodafone, BBC Television, Nokia, Puma, Virgin, Sony, Kickers and Charles Worthington. His work for magazines include Carlos, Elle, Flaunt, The Sunday Times and Time Out.
Particularly tonight, and as part of Fashion's Night Out under the wing of Vogue, you can benefit from a 10% at Skoufa str. stores (#20 and #17 respectively) and between the hours of 18:00 and 21:00.
You can browse through the collections enjoying Italian delicacies (oh, the Italians -good hosts) and for purchases exceeding 100 euros you can have Fashion's Night Out tee for free.
Extra bonus, Life in Athens, Las Ninas and Los Ninos and The Soho Symposium will be there for chatting and sharing their favourite picks. Rumour has it that the music band Vegas will drop by too.
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
This time around it comes in pink and silver, with a cute velvet touch. At the symbolic price of 10 euros, it will be available at all Estee Lauder selling points from September 27th and throughout October. Profits will go towards supporting the Panhellenic Association of Women with Breast Cancer - Alma Zois.
Monday, 13 September 2010
1. Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Hellas will be at Syntagma Metro Station, ready to inform you about the prevention of breast cancer and provide free checks. Regular checks could save lives so if in Athens do stop by and see how it's done. Also, press conference at 13:00 - same location. Stay informed / support FTBC here.
2. Medecines Sans Frontiers or Doctors Without Borders are marking 20 years of humanitarian action with a photography exhibition at Taf, The Art Foundation (Normanou 5, Monastiraki). Eight photographers will be exhibiting captions from the organization's work in countries including Irak, Ethiopia and Yemen, there will be video projections, archive material and as well as music: Gagjo Dilo Gypsy Swing Live (13/9, 21.30) and Just Brass Quintet (19/9, 21.30). Stay informed / support MSF here.
Sunday, 12 September 2010
International Designers' Tradeshow
From 12.00 till 21.00 @ Stavlos (Hrakleidon 10, Thiseio, Athens).
Tell a Story shop from 12.00 - 23.00.
Tell a Story Party @ Stavlos/ Friday 24th of September from 21.00 onwards.
More info at Tell a Story Blog.
Expect no catwalk there. This forum is about fashion being more than a beautiful dress, in times of recession, globalization and rather complex consumer behaviour evolving around a new vocabulary. "Recessionism", "frugalistas", "chiconomics" are all new terms that determine what we ask of the fashion industry today. Speakers that know this best:
Sunday Times, Senior Fashion Writer
Investment Banker, Savigny Partners
Gfk Retail & Technology, Global Director
Leon Bailey Green
Drapers magazine, Online consultant
More info here.
*Targeting marketers and industry insiders - sorry I should have clarified this earlier.
But you already know this. This season though, the fashion giant took things a mind blowing step ahead: you can watch each and every outfit Alexander Wang send down the catwalk, in motion!
I can't see this feature on any other show and I can't even begin to imagine the video editing speed one (or ten)would have to reach to do them all in due time, however this feature is so alive, I can only say RESPECT.
Does this look like garbage to you dear neighbours?
At least you chose a symbolic bin to place them next to, the recycling one. I wonder, do you now expect them to come back as a sparkling new coat?
And on this happy note, Swap-Not-Shop goes to Crete.
Check it out you guys with Cretan IPs.
(And you, dear neighbours. This is how you recycle clothes. Blue bins are for glass-tins-paper, ok?)
Saturday, 11 September 2010
*currently at the window of Eleins, Piraeus.
**judging from the usual price range of the store, this original-Chanel-fake must cost something close to... an original-Chanel-original.
Friday, 10 September 2010
This blog has been around for two whole years now.
This blog is now two.
Thought on the cake: I wouldn't walk around in Chanel total looks but in this case, I wouldn't mind eating them.
Also: [space reserved for the little blog 'birthday' speech I am supposed to be making. It will come up when the words in my brain go in the right order]
Words always in the right order: this blog would only be half as special to me had it not been for all of you special people reading it.
Thursday, 9 September 2010
Holding the precious guest list at the door, Margarita-looking-hot-Gourgourini. (read what it was like for her here)
Seating hero Spiros Zanias and (the stylish back of) Fashion Paths.
Shots from Kavathas' first personal show themed 'Fragile' by professional fashion photographer Patricia Munster.
Front row-ers Life Full of Fashion (her report on the show), designer Dimitris Petrou, journalist & blogger Dimitris Papadopoulos and The Soho Symposium (her report on the show).
And last but not least, a show is never over before these moments take place: