Click here for post in Ελληνικα (Greek)
With a rich schedule, in different locations and multifaceted expressions of fashion, the 23rd Athens Xclusive Designers Week continued on the fourth and fifth days. Many guests came to watch the fashion shows and other unique happenings.
23rd AXDW – Day 4
The fourth day of the 23rd Athens Xclusive Designers Week was characterized by a cosmopolitan atmosphere that took guests to the breezy splendor of the French Riviera. The start was made by the show of Folli Follie which showcased its accessories under the title “Club Riviera”.
The one-of-a-kind striped accessories with vivid colours presented at the show quickly impressed the guests. The star of the show was the classic breton pattern, while coloured rubber watch straps added cute fashion notes to the show. Elegant leather handbags, clutches but also big shopping bags were part of the collection too.
At an elegant and historic building of old Athens, designer Vassilis Zoulias organized a nostalgic trip to a past time of queens and princesses. Inspired by the style of the current Queen of England, Elizabeth II, as well as former Queen of Greece, Anna-Marie, the designer brought the elegance of olden times to today’s fashions.
Beachwear Fashion Show by PIZ BUIN
The fashion shows continued in the main showrooms of Zappeion Megaron afterwards, with the first Beachwear Fashion Show by Piz Buin. There, the beloved suncare brand welcomed the beachwear brands Μaa boo, MITOS & Sun of a Beach , thus raising the temperature sky high with one-of-a-kind looks.
And the fashion shows of the fourth day continued! This time it was the turn of the currently most talked about designer Stefanos Chrysafis. He presented his new collection for Fall / Winter 2018-19, which contained mostly coats, woolen jumpsuits and evening dresses.
Herminas Reea Brand
The brand Herminas Reea arrived to Athens from Bucharest and presented a collection titled “Butterfly Effect”. The collection was characterized by elegant and feminine creations, such as impressive evening dresses made of tulle, lace and beads.
eÜ / everyone Ünited
The collections of eÜ / everyone Ünited by Andreu Honeycutt stole the show next. Very unique bow ties in flamboyant prints, shiny metallics and unconventional materials were the stars of the show.
Next was the fashion show of Celebrity Skin who showed his new collection for next winter with unexpectedly, for this designer, lots of colour. The collection was called “Chaotic Glamour” and in addition to colour, it also featured avant-garde elements in a spectacular show.
The fourth day of the Athens Xclusive Designers Week was concluded with the show of Lakis Gavalas, titled “We Love Family”. The designer presented in his new collection a unique, street style fashion look, inspired by family. The collection featured children’s, women’s and men’s pret-a-porter fashion in a vivid fashion show that featured even small dogs.
23η AXDW – Day 5
The last day of the Athens Fashion Week started with the long-awaited show of Yiorgos Eleftheriades at the colonnade of Zappeion Megaron. Three different collections, more specifically Υ.Ε woman ,Yesymphony and Υ.Ε. constituted an immersive fashion show, characterized by a multitude of fabrics, loose lines and earthy colours.
The designer Sotiris Georgiou presented his new F/W 2018-19 collection with creations for both men and women. An urban aesthetic characterized the collection, as well as impressive prints and unique statement shoes.
The new Parle Moi collection for next summer was presented in a very feminine and elegant fashion show. Long as well as short and midi dresses were part of the new collection, as well as jumpsuits and deux-pieces creations.
The 23rd Athens Fashion Week was successfully concluded with the spectacular fashion show by Mi-Ro late on Sunday evening. Amazing shiny colours like aqua, light blue, lavender, pink as well as red, different textures, lots of draped designs were some of the most important elements of the new Haute Couture collection for summer 2018.
23η AXDW – The Sponsors
Once again, Shiseido was responsible for the makeup of all fashion shows, under the creative instruction of Makeup Director Vangelis Thodos.
Hairstyling for the final day in particular was thanks to Ilias Karahalios of Ilias & Staff in collaboration with the renowned styling products Rene Furterer, official gold sponsor of Athens Xclusive Designers Week.
Moreover, guests had the opportunity to taste their favourite illy coffee and learn more about the most stylish at-home capsule coffee machine, i.e. illy iperespresso. In fact, many chose to accompany their coffee with the healthy but tasty oat cookies Quaker Breaks, also offered for free on site. In addition, those who prefered an alcoholic drink, could enjoy the new BiancoNero White & Pink Sparkling Wine.
Finally, for the duration of the fashion event, the Fashion Design Project took place, which gives the opportunity to a new designer to be elected by the public via facebook vote, so she or he can participate in the next New Designers Awards.