Yiorgos Eleftheriades is a famous Greek fashion designer known for his predilection for urban, structured and innovative designs. I described the whole concept of the collection in my article for TRENDLAND magazine. The main inspirations for this SS’11 show are built under the base of architectural inspirations and soft contrast appearing in materials, colours and composition. Even the folklore accent is presented in modernized way of leather broidery.
Soft architectual silhouettes is the main design feature for women collection. The menswear is based on the similar sources. The outfits are formed with the abstract combinations forming rectangular and trapezan shapes. The two main colour palettes maintain the idea of soft anthithesis of warm colours of caramel and tobacco, copper and bronze, lime and olive with icy-chalky white, pearl grey with black shades. The contradiction is visible with versatile fabrics where silk georgette, fine viscose, muslin, and voile is juxtaposed with fine leather and cotton.
“The Everlasting Soul “ is the journey through the significant pieces of the most iconic collections captured by the gifted photographer Sølve Sundsbø. The editorial is kept in a bit surrealistic mood with ubiquitous ethereal smokes. The model Edita depicts several faces- from fragile nymph to seductive femme fatale and Japaniese warrior in the captivating designs of Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, Yohji Yamamoto, Ives Saint Laurent, Lanvin and Prada.
Vogue China Collections Issue Spring/Summer 2011
Photographer Sølve Sundsbø
Model Edita Vilkeviciute
Fashion Editor/Stylist Nicoletta Santoro
Makeup Artist Petros Petrohilos
Hair Stylist Shon
Manicurist Sophy Robson
Madame Grès (1903 – 1993) was reputed to be a genius of the couture profession. One of the most eminent and outstanding female fashion designers of XX century stated all her life:
The concept of the exhibtion created by the curator Olivier Saillard is the parallel of fashion and art – scuplure like gowns surrounded by Grecian sculptures. The exhibition consists of 80 timeless and sculptural pieces from private collections, contemporary artists, belongings of Musée Galliera, and about 50 original photographs of Richard Avedon or Guy Bourdin. The selection of the designs starts from the couturier’s ‘Alix’ period in 1934 until Madame Grès very last design commissioned by Hubert De Givenchy in 1989.
These emblematic dresses are the symbol of purity, minimalism style and apparent simplicity. The signature of the creations is the use of jersey fabrics with the special draping technique transforming 280 cm lenght material into 7cm width.