Thursday, 25 March 2010

FWA day 1 - Christoforos Kotentos

Catwalk action kicked off with Christoforos Kotentos and I can safely say that was one good start. His a/w 10 collection, 'Illusionland', was refered to as "a reflection of kaleidoscopic mixes of conflicting emotions such as love and hate, bravery and weakness, serenity and fear". And that translated into psychedelic graphic prints, emphasis on the waist and shape-games with fabrics drawn away from the body and returning tight close to it.

Hair was based on this contradiction too, as if they were being constantly blown away by opposite winds. After having seen one too many black shows this season, colour on the catwalk was refreshing. The soundtrack was a take on Alice in Wonderland, an Illusionland in its own right.

Spicy detail: the shoes were beyond skyhigh and yes, we did witness the occasional tumble, only to applaud even louder as standing alone on them would be an acievement for us mortals.

Enjoy it through Patricia Munster's photos (full coverage of the shows on her website, here), followed by a clip.

This is what the catwalk looked like whilst the crowd was walking in.
Front row Cindy - woof. (and owner Tolis Skoulariotis and Cristina Gulielmino and fashion editor Ellis Kiss on the left)
If you can walk on these shoes, you can walk on anything.
Straight from Wonderland? Or maybe on their way to it. Holy Mustache, organiser of the show's after party was there with his gang, honouring the dress code. Fantasy is always welcome in fashion. Looks like a party to me!

9 comments:

Thalia said...

it looks like prints are the thing no?
really like Kotento's creations and the dresses kind of remind me Mc Queen.

katerina said...

I am jealous!

Alecca Rox said...

yes, it was McQueenish no doubt but it was well executed as a project & quite a show and since Kotentos twists were obvious, I classify it as 'inspired by' ;)

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not a girl not yet a woman! said...

respect to Christoforos!i realllly like him!!

xs said...

that first dress definitely reminds me of mcqueen!

natalie said...

Scary heels, wow!

eyes said...

when u say the clothes reminded you of mq queen you mean that when u see 'red' you think of valentino??? too 80's...
if you get a better look ... you just realize that either the lines- shapes or the textures have nothing to do with mq queen..
just place the pics next to each other...got it??

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