Saturday, 31 October 2009


The news from AXDW keep getting better. The first show of the day was that of THEIA, characterised as "retro-futuristic" in AXDW's notes. First time I came across THEIA and her work was at a Tell a Story exhibition a couple of seasons ago and I was overwhelmed by the wonderful corsets she had on display. They were all hanging like colourful pieces of art, ready to transform any body shape into a sensational hourglass. She had recently returned to Greece from Barcelona and was eager to make old-school fine and constructed tailoring popular to the Greek audience. It was much more than that she achieved tonight and her debut was a show nobody wanted to end.

Scattered oversized fruits and an ice-cream were placed on the runaway. The sound of waves and seagal calls was travelling across the room from the speakers. A model was lying half way, simulating careless sunbathing whilst the guests were taking their places. Once everybody was sitted, she packed her towel and retro Gynaika magazine and disappeared backstage. The show was about to begin...

Sixties glamour, curved figures and bright colours in fruity hues of vanilla, strawberry, banana and pistachio marked this cheerful show with exciting stage direction and the merry atmosphere of a playful summer. Well prepared styling, class stitching and excellent catwalk direction. THEIA, welcome aboard!

Beautiful front rowers, all in THEIA.

A vintage swimming cap turned into a bag (also featured in the show).

The person responsible for that, Martha Yannakopoulou of if-untitled architects. An architect by profession yet an accessories designer at heart.


Mairyliscious said...

exw pathei plaka ! polu mou aresan oi dhmiourgies ths theias kai o tropos parousiashs ! ekplhktika xrwmata kai fantasia!!!
monadikh !!!!!

Mariano Mendoza Pardiñas said...

Teo, mis más grandes felicitaciones por lo que vas logrando. Te deseo lo mejor, aún cuando me gustaría decírtelo en persona. Los éxitos de la gente a la que uno quiere alegran el espíritu de uno. FELICIDADES Y ÁNIMO. Qué suerte que el trabajo de uno coincida con su aficción.

Un beso muy grande desde este Madrid que siempre te recordará como persona 'buena'.
Mariano Mendoza
p.d. Te pondré algo en mi blog

Mariano Mendoza Pardiñas said...

Que suerte que coincida la profesión de uno con su afición. Me gustaría haberte podido felicitar en persona, pero de cualquier manera me alegro de tu éxito y te felicito por tu trayectoria. Aún recuerdo aquellos días en Madrid, lo mismo que otros en Athenas. Un beso muy grande de alguien que te quiere mucho por ser como eres.
Mariano Mendoza

natalie said...

Love it!