My love for DeuxHommes -not only for their work but also the designers themselves- is brighter than the sun ever since I first met them back in 2004. So when I was asked by Miss Bloom (you can read here the full article in greek) to undertake the full coverage of their upcoming catwalk show for Madwalk 2013, I thought this job had my name written on. This is just a first teaser of what to expect next week, a collection where delicate guipure lace meets with PVC and high-tech neon fabrics, in a game of depth and surface.
A wonderful, raw, immense warehouse at the old industrial zone of Athens was the ideal location for “Idiosyncrasy”, the new collection of Konstantinos Melis by Laskos, whose evolution of ideas and sartorial craftsmanship was more than evident.
Great concept realization by Creative Director Michal Pandos and extra winning points for the lights, the conceptual hair (Vassilis Stratigos) & make up (Manos Vynichakis for Shiseido) and the Damien Hirst piece of art “As the memories fade”,
that was installed in the middle of the catwalk.
Once again, orchids were welcoming the crowd on the seats -loved that.
Manicure: Anna Almbanis at Nyxi-Nyxi
Lighting designer: George Tellos
Music Producer: Yiannnis Kakavelakis
Shoes: Konstantinos Melis by Laskos
Just a quick drop to show you some backstage photos from last night’s “Idiosyncrasy” fashion show, of Konstantinos Melis by Laskos.
when Sotiris Georgiou asked me to participate in his fashion show, the smartphone couldn’t imprint the terror in my eyes, even though his proposal was followed by all the necessary information, such as that it was all about a bunch of friends who Sotiris would love to see them walking casualy in his clothes. it was tricky.
i accepted for Sotiris and for expanding my personal limits, which are very short, taking into consideration that i’m one of those who’re not able to answer not even to the simplest research on the streets that consists of a microphone-camera combination.
i said what the hell, at least i’ll have something to tell to my grandchildren (“and this is where granny fell of her platforms on the catwalk and
Heidi Klum Nicholas Villiotis stepped over her”).
Yesterday it was too late to cancel and today after the hair & make up preparation having the word STRESS written on my forehead in bold comic sans, Sotiris asked his styling director Christos Alexandropoulos to keep an eye on me and prevent a possible getaway.
enough said about me and my phobias. Sotiris and his team did a really good job, loved the long shirts and the capes and the vests and all the menswear. we had a wonderful time, all the girls and boys i met were very sweet and supporting each other until that dreadful personality test was over. i want to specially thank my sweetheart Christos who was answering patiently every time i called his name (about eighty times) and pulled me all together when my heart instantly stopped.
i’m always very excited to see young greek faces walking down the catwalk of fame. Sweet Rosanna, the beautiful 16 year old girl i worked with, together with photographer Christos Karantzolas, was just about to start her modeling career back in October. four months later and Ros is one of the very promising new faces of the industry: during Paris fashion week she walked, amongst others, for Celine, Sonia Rykiel and Dries Van Noten!
Go Ros Go!
Loewe, back in Paris