Athens Fashion Week dropped the curtain for this season’s presentation that took place at Zappeio Megaron from the 1st until the 4th of November 2023. Fashion designers, celebrities, top models, journalists from all over the world and prime invitees attended fashions’ biggest celebration!
Specifically, the 33rd Athens Fashion Week began on Wednesday 1/11 with the fashion house of Nikos- Takis setting the tone with their haute couture collection “Illusions”, celebrating the 60 years of Nikos-Takis creations. Present on the catwalk was popular gender neutral model and social media influencer with ~12 million followers, Elton Illirjani. The celebratory catwalk was introduced by Mr Alexis Kostalas while the presence of Takis was moving.
Next in line was fashion designer Irene Angelopoulos. Her new collection carried the scent of a woman who came to capture you. The collection called “Sin of the Female Gender” exactly as the name implies is a sin born female.
The first day ended in delicacy with a show by Kathy Heyndels along with Marios Togos and their collection “Night Drops”. Every article of clothing in the collection was as unique as a tear drop. Sexy, playful and airy dresses that are set apart by their variety in colour ranging from dark to light. Silky fabrics that slid off the body like raindrops.
Marios Togos with his slogan “do it for the nights you only had yourself” In his new collection “Night Drops” motivates both young and old to make their dreams a reality. This season’s collection combines formal with streetwear and aims to invest in power and confidence.
The second day of Athens Fashion Week, Thursday 2/11 was dedicated to emerging designers and the “New Designers Awards by HUAWEI WATCH GT4”. The arising fashion designers presented their creations in front of the judges hoping to win one of the three award categories Best New Designer, Best Trendsetter και Best Catwalk. Three awards that correspond to three very important prizes leading up to their evolution in the fashion industry. Furthermore, a new surprise award was announced for the Best Fashion Tech Wearable, inspired by the New Designers Awards sponsor, Huawei and their brand new smartwatch HUAWEI WATCH GT4.
Honoring the organization with their presence along with their participation on the judging panel were Lakis Gavalas with his long experience in the fashion industry as a co-owner of the brand Temeno, Fashion Editor for Attica Publications (Madame Figaro, Harper’s Bazaar), Katerina Piperi, Fashion Editor for the L’Officiel Italia magazine, Giorgia Cantarini, fashion designer, professor and owner of Athens Fashion Club Maria Vitinidou and the Sales Manager for Huawei, George Zarkas. Presenter of the award ceremony was fashion priestesses and beauty icon, Tzina Alimonou. In addition, we welcomed to the stage the Managing Director of Athens Fashion Week, Tonia Fouseki who commented on the programs importanceon top of how Fashion Week has promoted many well established fashion designers.
Before the award ceremony a special runway took place with looks from all eleven competitors and a creation from each one drawing inspiration from the smartwatch HUAWEI WATCH GT4, whilst the models wore the Fashion Gadget by Huawei paired with their creations.
Winners of the New Designers Awards by HUAWEI WATCH GT4 were selected as follows:
Best New Designer: fashion brand Triamia
Best Trendsetter:the young designer Ioannis Koulouris
Best Catwalk: fashion brand Galactik Geisha
Best Fashion Tech Wearable: the positive feedback, the excitement and the love people have showed towards this new fashion gadget is tremendous and rightfully so this award was claimed by smartwatch, HUAWEI WATCH GT4, for its Fashion Forward combination of style and technology! The award was presented to Mr Petros Drakopoulos, Marketing Director of Huawei. Earlier that day, students from RK FASHION SCHOOL presented their one of a kind creations during the Athens Fashion Week. Particularly, the show started with the first year students from the Fashion Design, Technology and Construction course who had to work as a team and responsibly design a sustainable collection in collaboration with PERSIL aiming towards the smallest possible environmental footprint. The theme for the collection is BACK to BLACK and has emblematic rock influences.
The third day of the 33rd Athens Fashion Week, Friday 3/11, began with Suzana Peric a designer from Serbia who made a debut at Athens Fashion Week in front of the Greek audience. The collection “Glam Galaxy” offers a new gleam to women’s suits breaking the conventional rules. Blazers become wearable art, blouses and corsets turn into a second skin that enhances the female power. “Glam Galaxy” with Suzana Perić is a step forward towards artistic creativity, a place where prestige does not have to be translated.
Fashion brand XANA continued withits presentation of the collection “Intriguing Simplicity”. Garments from XANA are created by a lightweight fabric and distinctive by their delicate details, though consisting of colours and patterns created by a smooth mix between basic and modern selections in order to produce timeless and well combined clothes.
Next in line was Cypriot designer Afroditi Hera with her prêt-à-porter collection “Culture Fusion”. Lightweight fabrics meet fine lines in order to create the signature by Afroditi Hera, the ones so versatile that can even turn elegant only by the fastening of two small buttons, transforming the caftan from daywear to an evening Net-A –Porter dress.
The third day ended with fashion designer Konstantinos Tsigaros. He created the line called “k7 konstantinos tsigaros” focusing on freeing fashion design from gender statements, gravitating towards minimalism, comfort, timelessness and sustainability. The popular gender neutral model and social media influencer with ~12 million followers, Elton Illirjani, made a catwalk appearance.
On the fourth day of the 33rd Athens Fashion Week, Saturday 4/11, started with the creations of Vassilis Zoulias a prêt-à- porter collection s/s ‘24 “Birkin” . Jane Birkin was a legend and a priestess of style during the decades of 60s and 70s that have continuously influenced fashion up until this day. Her unique style, the naughty tomboy with grace, was Vassilis Zoulias inspiration for his collection for Maison Zoulias S/S ‘24. The fashion show took place at the stunning Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center along the panoramic steps of the lighthouse that transformed into a long spectacular catwalk overlooking the Athenian skyline.
The shows continued at Zappeio Megaron with fashion brand of luxury jewellery Bold by Angelique who presented her collection “Jewelry a work of art in progress”. Models covered with bodypainting presented the collection in a unusual way so they could showcase the jewelry. Present on the catwalk was popular gender neutral model and social media influencer with ~12 million followers, Elton Illirjani.
Next up was designer Olga Karaververis with the collection “Renaissance”. An avant garde line where history connects with innovation blending timeless elements with revolutionary ideas. Ranging from pieces with strict lines to one of a kind cuts. The designer came up with a harmonic combination of history and fashion, making the past and the present coexist in perfect balance.
Athens Fashion Week closed with the highly impressive fashion show of Temenos by Lakis Gavalas- Fencing. The highlight of the show were the six fencing athletes who blended in perfectly and remained on the catwalk for the entire duration of the show, as well as the violoncello whose melody continued to accompany the models throughout the whole show.
People’s response to the invite was enormous that the organization had to repeat the show for a second time.
The event was covered by national and international media. Particularly, from the United States the popular site, fashionweekonline.com that covers all Fashion Weeks around the world, L’Officiel Arabia, Elle Serbia, L’Officiel Italia, Pitty Magazine, Office Magazine, Sigma Cyprus and others.
33rd Athens Fashion Week Sponsors:
Colgate, HUAWEI WATCH GT4, Fashion Design Project by Starbucks: Fashion Design Project by Starbucks is the fashion design contest of Athens Fashion Week, addressed to talented people who wish to make their debut as emerging fashion designers, Syoss, Persil, Demak up, Hondos Center, Version Derma, Starbucks, My Nutri.
33rd Athens Fashion Week Hospitality Sponsors:
Academias Hotel, AutographCollection.
Under the auspices and the kind support of:
Enterprise Greece, Region of Attica.
Under the auspices:
Greek National Tourism Organization, City of Athens, Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Athens Traders Association, Marketing Greece, Panhellenic Association of Craftsmen and Knitwear Industries, Association of Retail Businesses.
COSMOTE TV, LOVE RADIO, BEAUTE MAGAZINE, DOWNTOWN, HELLO, DELUXE MAGAZINE, FASHION DAILY, T-LIFE, HUFFINGTON POST, CLICK AT LIFE, MISSBLOOM.GR, WOMANTOC.GR.
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MODEL MARIA AGAPI WALKING THROUGH THE COLONNADE
THE ZAPPEIO MEGARON ENTRANCE
PERIKLIS KONDILATOS – KOSTANTINOS TSIGAROS – ORSALIA PARTHENIS – TONIA FOUSEKI – VASSILIS ZOULIAS – IOANNA KOURBELA – GIANNIS TOGOS
CATWALK OLGA KARAVERVERI
THE DESIGNER OLGA KARAVERVERI CLOSING HER SHOW
DESIGNER IRENE ANGELOPOULOS AND TONIA FOUSEKI
DESIGNER IRENE ANGELOPOULOS WITH HER MODELS
CATWALK TEMENO BY LAKIS GAVALAS
AFTER THE SECOND SHOW OF TEMENO BY LAKIS GAVALAS THE DESIGNER TAKING A BOW
MODEL WALKIND FOR VASSILIS ZOULIAS WEARING PAVONE ROSSA GLASSES
PERIKLIS KONDILATOS – VASSILIS ZOULIAS – DASSIOS – ORSALIA PARTHENIS – CHARA LEBESI – TONIA FOUSEKI – GIANNIS TOGOS – GIANNIS LEBESIS