2 Νοεμβρίου 2015

Fashion Designer: Eleni Kyriacou at AXDW!

As promised on my last post, today I'm going to show you the SS16 collection of Greek Fashion Designer Eleni Kyriacou who opened the 18th Athens Xclusive Designers Week.

Before the pictures though I would like to focus on the impression Eleni left me as a person. Two words: warm and welcoming. All my anxiety vanished as soon as I passed the door and saw her big smile. Her clothes collection was also an apocalypse. It's one thing to see a collection on line and another to actually get to wear them. Shapes which highlight feminity, comfortable and wearable at all times. Hoping to do live demonstrations on this in future posts. Till then enjoy ancinet Greek art on stage and Eleni thanks for having me! 











As mentioned on instagram this is a personal favorite!























    all pictures by Christina P.


A few words about Eleni Kyriacou collection 12 Greek Rectangles

"In classical Greek dress all clothing was made from a single rectangular piece of cloth, draped and tied in various ways. The reason for this was because the cloth was multi-fanctional. It not only served as a dress but also to sleep on (or as a blanket), cover furniture and even as a sail. This is why the rectangular shape had to be kept in-tact and was not cut to fit the body shape.

This collection seeks to explore this concept. 12 rectangles are draped and tied to create 21st century dresses based on this simple but brilliant Classical concept. I feel transformable wear is a highly topical theme....... All transformations designed are very simple, where some offer fewer configurations and others offer numerous.

I have always found the depiction of Greek dress in classical sculpture incredibly feminine and provocative. Sculptures of the time observed models in "wetted drapery" in order to emulate this utterly sensual effect where the female body meets dress and one almost merges with the other. In wetted drapery a woman almost becomes her dress. It's as though each ripple of drapery is an extension of her flesh......

The colour palette is based on colours used in ancient Greek dress: dark purple, violet, dark red, bright yellow, bright green  and grey. The exact tones and shades of each colour are chosen using artistic license."

Eleni Kyriacou

Style Eleni Kyriacou SS15 collection with ancient Greek sandals!


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and large cuffs!


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