Eco Capsule Collection SS20

Eco Capsule Collection SS20

“TOP SHOWS FROM AXDW 26″by Omi & Cara Livingstone
Athens Xclusive Designer Week at its 26th iteration threw a few curve balls while remaining as the primary gauge of where the industry is moving within the Greek fashion scene.
The shows that stood out this cycle had very little in common in terms of aesthetics but in terms of foundational philosophy shared a sense of adventure and exploration into the unknown.
The most interesting and probably the most talked-about show during AXDW was Vassilis Zoulias feat. Pericles Kondylatos. If that was a mouthful, the show itself was an eyeful. Structured on the back of “Novus Ordo Seclorum” (New Order of the Ages) which is one of the two mottos of the great seal of the United States of America, the whole show was an exploration of the evolving order of civilizations from the Incas to the Egyptians to the Greeks. Infusing the obvious absurdity of Orientalism within the constructs of a narrative that is not only exceptionally ambitious and broad but also hard to pull off with any budget, Kondylatos’s somehow was able to hold up each thread of historical aesthetics with a sense of whimsy and clarity. That in itself is a mighty mighty task. Add Zoulias’s venture into the eco-friendly fabric universe and it is a show that divided the greek fashion public instantly as they expected silk and satin, unicorns and rainbows not a strong shield-maiden sporting the heads of her fallen adversaries.

Credit: Deux Magazine