Friday, February 26, 2010

Vassilios Kostetsos F/W '10

Vassilios Kostetsos is a Greek designer, so it makes sense that his Fall collection was inspired by the ancient Greek drama "Antigone". The bold colors were meant to symbolize various aspects of the drama from love and passion, to death and battle. Although inspired by ancient Greek literature, this was Greek antiquity as interpreted by a brash and confident civilization of the future.

photo: Modern Glossy by Stevyn Llewellyn

The show opened and closed with the sounds of a woman in the throes of orgasmic fulfillment (I guess she really liked the collection). The models charged down the runway in shiny patent leather, boldly colored leather, and snakeskin pieces. The armor of bygone Greek soldiers turned futuristic in greave-live metallic forearm cuffs, large structural shoulders and epaulets, and collars that tightly hugged the neck. Hellenic art was wrapped, sheer and tattoo-like, around arms and legs.

The show took place late in the evening, and it was clear that many of the attendees were worn out and exhausted beforehand. It is a credit to Kostetsos that afterward the audience seemed enthusiastic and revived by what they had seen.

See all the collection below. Unfortunately my camera did not react too fondly to taking pictures over someone's head from the second row. My camera is such a diva.


Rich and Rebellious said...

I love the Vassilios Kostetsos pieces. I really like how everyone is incorporating leg wear in their collection, both graphics and embellishments. Great post!