I am lying in the exact same position as the last show, thinking over and over again of the three day fash "week" that's just finished. I totally burned out, one for the extreme serial posting and two for the info overflow I experienced in Technopolis.
Lots of moaning going on, that you already know. Oh well people, there's always the good news and the bad news, and in this order they follow:
The Good News:- Designers' and stylists' work was of high standards. Whether of my taste or not, purely original or somewhat borrowed, it was of high standards.
- Spiros Poros' exhibition of Cuban ballarinas and boxers at training still had the smell of NY and showed the determination of these national teams to achieve a lot being given nothing. It was no Helmut Newton material but most certainly it was food for thought.
- Eleven shows and one video projection. Fifteen designers. We all know there are about 30 more members of the HFDA. But this fashion week was not associated with the Hellenic Fashion Designers Association. Thus the name change to Fashion Week Athens from Hellenic Fashion Week (?) The designers-members showing here did so independently. Now let's not go into this because (valid) rumour has it, it's not as simple as it seems...