The first time I ever saw a Vassilios Kostetsos runway show was many years ago and I still remember how blown away I was with his clothes and the way they were presented. There was so much glamour and it felt like watching a show in Paris, Milan or New York. I mean, where else (in Greece) did we see Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and all the other top models?!
Yesterday I saw his spring summer 2012 collection at Athens Fashion Week, “Boy on a dolphin”. I was impressed once again! The women’s wear collection was very feminine and chic, with beautiful tailored trench coats and jackets, gorgeous lace jumpsuits, dresses and skirts, with accentuated puffy shoulders, that are so typically Kostetsos! And the color palette was simply divine!
As for the men’s wear collection, it was inspired by the film “Boy on a dolphin” with Sophia Loren and Alan Ladd. There was a clear 50’s navy style vibe and you could almost picture the men, stepping out of a wooden Riva yacht, ever so stylish and with a timely elegance! Also, small fragments of Eric Serra’s “Big blue” soundtrack were heard in the music that accompanied the show. Very appropriate, especially for the men’s collection!
Last but not least, we saw some of Vassilios’ co-dancers from “Dancing on ice”, that is premiering on November 6th on Ant1. Kostas Fragkolias, Marianna Kallergi, Penelope Anastasopoulou, Stamatina Tsimtsili, Maria Eleni Likourezou, and two ice skating teachers, Alexei and Yan, walked the runway as models, wearing Kostetsos’ designs.
Enjoy the photos...
|Model Stella Giampoura and me after the show|