It's the weekend following the end of the 9th Athens Xclusive Designers Week. How about browsing what designers had to show whilst recharging your batteries?
The first show had the signature of Myrto Dramountani. A Greek designer who studied and perfected her technique in New York before basing herself in London. A block colour, black dominated catwalk with flashes of red and plenty of laser-cut details. Evening and special occassion frocks. For more show photos visit this post by Patricia Munster.
Next up, a familiar AXDW name, Miltos. He's made it clear before, he likes nostalgic, past time outfits. This season his source of inspiration was the '50s. No wild takes on the forms but rather a tribute to classic shapes. Polka dots, pensil skirts and lots of cocktail dress material. For more show photos visit this post by Patricia Munster. Stelios Koudounaris on the other hand was 'so now' and consistent with his design identity. The first concerning the various occassions his clothes seem to be wearable at and the latter in regards to revisiting his best sellers and giving his fans what they've loved him for so far. Brownish-grey hues, black used to underline and define. Tech advanced fabrics, cotton, wool and cashmere. For more show photos visit this post by Patricia Munster.
Total black, sandy beige and white were the colours of choice for Chara Lebessi. There was short and there was long but no inbetween. Feminine straight lines, waist defining, emphasis on the back. Fabrics become more delicate in long part of the collection. Cocktail or gala. For more show photos visit this post by Patricia Munster.
Antoine Antoniadis' collection was the one to end day one. The Greek-French designer who lists Dita Von Teese and Mademoiselle Agnes among his parisian atelier customers, showed a well tailored set of clothes. Using a unique leather hand-woven fabric, lace and embroidery, he managed to make this sheer shade of green more interesting than ever. This is not the last we'll see of him these days as he's working on a special project for the 12th French Cinema Festival in Athens this April. For more show photos visit this post by Patricia Munster.
So that was it for the first day of AXDW. Kept commenting to the minimum, you decide for yourselves. Obviously Patricia Munster is my photography sponsor for the event for yet another season. Special thanks, all images used by permission.