April 9, 2015
Photos Courtesy of Studio Panoulis for AXDW
Athens, Greece – The Athens Xclusive Designers Week completed its 17th edition with 31 established Greek designers and international fashion brands; 12 promising new designers, impressive catwalks, glamorous guests, creativity, talent and style at the Ethniki Asfalistiki Conference Center. And with the success of participation levels, AXDW organizers have qualified public interest in the event and attendance at the events as “intense”.
Eleni Kyriacou presented the F/W collection 2015-16, which is inspired by the unexpected archaeological discoveries in Amphipolis. Marks & Spencer presented its new collection with unexpected combinations of textures and patterns inspired by the modern women. It creates a “thoroughly sloppy” elegance highlighted by special style.
Greek fashion legend Makis Tselios presented the “Embrace Couture” for men and women. Red, white, pink and black dominate the color palette. This special luxury characterizes his creations.
Fashion house Kathy Heyndels presented its “haute” couture line. It maintains simple lines and the color palette included pastel and bright shades, highlighting the femininity of every woman who chooses them.
Athina Korda presented her “ANTITHESIS” collection for F/W 2015-16 and in total black. During the fashion show, a happening for Fashion Revolution took place. It is a global institution about the origin of the materials and the conditions under which our clothes are produced.
The absolute style setter fashion brand Topshop by Sotris, presented a series of youth, women and men clothes in bright colors and floral prints.
GAP presented the spring collection for 2015 and the new Resolution denim. The Revolution denim is extremely soft and comfortable denim, from elastic fabric for a flattering implement. The collection also included, fits Mid-rise Skinny, High-rise Skinny, Slim Straight denims, stylish Bomber jackets in different colors, etc.
Miltos proposes “SIMPLICITY” for this season. He presented elegant creations that maintain their timelessness and highlight the femininity of every woman, and impressive wedding dresses.
Panos Apergis presented coats in sheep with perforated leather and digital prints and dresses of the same technique in earthy shades included in the collection. The subversive designs in combination with fringes, leather and neoprene fabric give an ethnic dimension to the designs.
Tassos Mitropoulos presented the S/S 2015-16 collection, which is titled “LITOS VIOS” (FRUGAL LIFE), with creations that flirted with luxurious femininity, in slim fit and graceful lines. The presentation of the collection was completed with unique wedding dresses for every type of woman.
Controversial Konstantinos Mitrovgenis, presented his collection which was inspired by the mathematical constant π 3,14. He presented eccentric creations in black and white with blue details. The presentation ended with the impressive white 3D bust which engrossed the guests.
In addition, 12 new talents “dressed” the next winter with their own suggestions: Fotini Baka, Leon, Aris Antoniou, Maison Anna Dorothea, Dimitrios Ordoulidis, Tryfonas Modestou, MK by Marios, Georgia Margariti, Dimale, Chris & Tonia, Euphrosyne Vlassi and Aziina. The young artists showed their promising collections impressing the audience and the jury of the institution of New Designers Awards, claiming three awards: Best New Designer, Best Trendsetter and Best Catwalk. The awards ceremony of New Designers Awards was presented by two representatives of the new generation of presenters and fashion icons, Alex Kavdas and Mary Retsina.
Before the big award ceremony, last year’s winner for Best New Designer, Ioakeim Mitakos x F. Erotokritos presented its new collection, with obvious military references while within the fashion show. The brand Prince Erotokritos presented its first collection of men’s suits.
Important representatives from the fashion world participated New Designers Awards panel: Katerina Gouma, Owner and Designer of the label “Underground”, Diana Grigoropoulou, Fashion Editor of Madame Figaro magazine, Despina Isopoulou, Fashion Writer and Stylist, Dimitris Dassios, outstanding Greek fashion designer, Sandy Tsantaki, journalist and blogger at www.sandytimes.gr and www.sandytsantaki.com and Makis Tselios.
The winners of this year’s Awards are: Dimitris Ordoulidis for Best New Designer; MK by Marios for Best Trendsetter and Tryfonas Modestou for Best Catwalk.
Many people visited the special place of Summer Xclusive Elements, where the visitors had the opportunity to admire the fashion accessories of Greek designers and creators. Aelia by Fotini Kostouli, Aelia Greek Sandals, Extreme Living, Fishbone Design, It’s All Greek On Me and My Scarf displayed their creations for the coming summer and proposed to the guests of 17th AXDW original designs and colors for sandals, hybrid sunglasses, scarves, jewelry, bags, etc.
Live DJ sets and live radio broadcasts by en lefko 87.7 and Hit 88.9 gave rhythm in the international fashion week in Athens!