Athens Fashion

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Last week (March 14 – March 18) Athens hosted the fifth annual Hellenic Fashion Week, held in the famous and beautiful Zappeion Hall in the midst of the National Gardens.

Over the course of the four days, the fashions of 42 different designers were presented in a sophisticated yet playful manner reminiscent of Paris or Milan. Popular Belgian DJ Nicolas Dalés, who has been burning up turntables in Greece for over a decade now, was on hand, providing a high-energy soundtrack to catwalk shenanigans.

As Athens designers attain greater recognition, we predict that more and more editors and fashionistas will flock to the well-organized catwalks of Athens to check out the local fashion crop. In the meantime, highly-respected and well-known Greek design houses like Makis Tselios and Deux Hommes will continue to wow those already ahead of the curve.

All that aside, it was a true fashion party weekend. We’re already looking forward to next year’s Hellenic Fashion Week.

About the author

In order to keep a promise she and her brother had made to their grandmother (and to simultaneously fulfill one of her own dreams) Kaymaria left her beloved hometown of Oakland, California and headed to Athens in time for the 2004 Olympics. Today, she continues to work and play in the Greek capital, where you may find her writing atop Lykavittos, road-tripping with overseas guests, enjoying Athens cafés with friends, dancing to Greek hip-hop music, or reading Greek subtitles in an outdoor cinema. The daughter of two life-long educators and enthusiastic travelers, Kaymaria has explored North America, Mexico, and Europe. It was not until she spent a year as an exchange student at The University of York in England, however, that she discovered that she does not actually speak English.

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