Day two was dedicated to newcomers, traditionally with awards for Best New Designer, Best Trendsetter and Best Catwalk. This season's judges were: Miltos - Athens-based Greek designer, Stephan Caras - Toronto-based Greek designer, Ben Demiri - director of showroom SIX LONDON in London, Sasa Charara - fashion editor of Greek Glamour magazine and Martha Papadatou - fashion stylist of Glamour too.
Empire by Alice Marie Hajipanayi, Best New Designer* Award winner: *Best New Designer gets to show at Sarajevo Fashion Week in May 2011.
jeAnS by Antonis Spathas - Best Catwalk* Award winner *Best Catwalk Award comes with a place at an MA course in Accessories Design and Editorial Stying at ESMOD, Paris, offered by IEK Akmi.
CorBo - Best Trendsetter by MTV Award* winner *Best Trendsetter gets to attend the TRL AWARDS in Florence, Italy and 'make statements on the red carpet' (sic from the release, not clear if they will participate or simply attend)
Other new designers that showed on the day include:
nadia Rapti & Teknio kerasioti, Vasia Kont,Agaliou Kostantina, Nikomia, and Konstantinos Mitrovgenis. For more images on New Designers' shows, visit this post. Patricia Munster snapped quite a selection.
Then Make-A-Wish Hellas special catwalk took place, featuring a custom-made dress by Sofia Kokosalaki and fulfiling the wish of a beautiful young lady. This one was all about the emotion and not the visual so use your imagination. I can tell you though that she was stunning and under the catwalk direction of Vicky Kaya -who's walked kilometres of catwalks- she did great.
Next up, last season's Best Catwalk Winner, Ourania_Kay: Show titled "Chapter 2//Illusions". If futuristic theme in black and sculpted volume is your thing, it was all about it. Complete with silver face make-up, turning the models into strict, walking mannequins. Complicated and skillful patterns, nothing you'd slap on in the morning and leave home. Has previously worked with Hussein Chalayan and I can somehow see that. More visual of this show, chez Patricia's.
Closing the evening, last season's Best Trendsetter Winners, Asel & Eleonora: Collection titled "Life Less Ordinary", with a less ordinary, feminine approach of steam-punk inspiration. Tartan check, emphasis on coats with cropped or vertical frill effect lapels, assymetry closer to elegance than structure. After all we are talking about mathematicians doing fashion. An interesting show you can see more of, here.
End of Day 2.
*See Day 1 recap