Vassilios Kostetsos mesmerizing “Narcissus”

Events, Fashion, People and Places, Social Columns — By on April 10, 2018 at 8:15 PM

On the stage of the World

Vassilios Kostetsos: mesmerising “Narcissus”  Spring Summer 2019 Haute Couture Show under the Acropolis.

One of the most celebrated and revered Greek fashion designers of all time, Vassilios Kostetsos, saw every artist’s dream come true when he became the first couturier to be granted permission to present his fashion show in the grounds of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, at the foot of the Acropolis sacred hill.  Compiled by Dr. Evelyn Stefanakis

The designer unveiled his Spring-Summer 2019 Haute Couture Show, under the title Narcissus, on Saturday the 31st of March, under the dazzling Hellenic light and limitless energy reflected by the Ancient Greek Marbles.

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His collection was inspired by Greek mythology and attracted a multitude of VIP Greek and international guests as well as the admiration of foreign tourists witnessing the event from afar while visiting the Acropolis.

Vassilios and his sister Polixeni presented a collection which included a great diversity of feminine creations with appliquéd flowers, dresses with geometric designs inspired by ancient Greek ceramic art and details of the Greek key motif (which symbolises infinity or the eternal flow of matter) in athletic masculine fashion lines. The colours varied from strong spring-time fuchsia, blue, orange and green to ‘nude’ beige-like creations reminiscent of Greek statues sans painting. The models sported custom-made Greek sandals and held bags and accessories especially created for the Narcissus show.

The catwalk evoked strong emotions to the audience as the models paraded to the arias of another very famous Greek, the opera singer Maria Callas, making the whole atmosphere distinctly Hellenic.

Hair-styling inspired by Greek Karyatides and Efivi was curated by top stylists Leo Bazimas and Trifonas Samaras. Together with make-up artist Freddy Kalobratso they were the secret power behind the enormous success of the show.

Total styling was coordinated by Evagelos Michelis who received delighted reviews from the media.

Vassilios Kostetsos, who is acclaimed for being the first and only designer to bring an array of top international fashion models in his creations to Athenian catwalks in the 90’s, was supported by top Greek fashion models in his latest show. Nikos Papadakis, who won the title of Mr World in 1994, Marina Tsintikidou, Mara Darmousli and Kostas Fragolias, all appeared radiating beauty and happiness representing their top designer once again in an honorary appearance. The show was closed by breathtaking beauty, model and actress Vicky Koulianou.

l to r: Angela Evripidi, Vassilios Kostetsos, Vicky Koulianou, Nikos Papadakis, Mara Darmousli, Kostas Fragolias

Such was the emotion of the fashion designer after the show, that he was quoted saying that, “if I passed away tomorrow, I should be happy to have succeeded in presenting a show in the Odeon of Herodes”.

Vassilis Kostetsos, fifth from the left (in black) among the models wearing his collection

 

 

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