Modern Glossy’s Maria Giannakakis interviews Vassilios Kostetsos during fashion week in New York. Watch the exclusive video interview backstage and the runway show below.
Designer Vassilios Kostetsos frequently turns to his heritage for inspiration, as he did for Fall/Winter 2010. With his muse being the greek drama Antigone, Vassilios brought forth a sexually driven collection with strong undertones of love and war…read the entire review and see photos from the event here.
Designer Vassilios Kostetsos frequently turns to his heritage for inspiration, as he did for Fall/Winter 2010. With his muse being the greek drama Antigone, Vassilios brought forth a sexually driven collection with strong undertones of love and war. Colors like bright red, bold blue, and hot fuchsia were balanced with black,white, tan and bronze. Some looks included leather coats with exaggerated shoulders, patent hot pants with thigh high snake print boots, and skin tight silhouettes complimented with soft feminine drapery. The menswear was just as statement making as the women’s wear, and further characterized with metallic facial paint, making these boys ready to battle for love. From the orgasmic opening music (literally, sounds of a woman climaxing), to the high energy models in sensual ensembles owning the catwalk, it was a passionate and seemingly suitable ending to Valentine’s Day at Bryant Park. -Maria Giannakakis Photos by Stevyn Llewellyn [svgallery name=”Vassilios_Kostetsos_fall2010″]
Spring 2010 New York Fashion Week featuring finales by Milly by Michelle Smith, Vassilios Kostetsos, Gottex, Phillip Lim, Anna Sui, Doo.Ri, Tibi, Toni Francesc, Narciso Rodriguez, and Venexiana. Filmed by Stevyn Llewellyn
Light sheens and airiness dominated the runway of the Spring 2010 Vassilios Kostetsos Show. The Greek designer’s line, aptly titled The Phidias-Kalos Pantarkes Collection, is a reference to the Greek sculptor Phidias, who enlisted a youth named Pantarkes to model the likeness of Zeus. A telling statement from the designer. The Spring collection had a strong, ethereal quality, with sheer gauzy overlays floating over form fitting strapless sheaths. Strong shoulders still commanded attention, suggesting goddess-like tendencies. Dresses were encrusted with semi-precious stones, floating over the strong silhouettes, almost severe underneath the wrapped gauze. Menswear were satin suits with knotted scarves—the sheen was quite beautiful and luminous. Metallics were also present, in geometric patterns/panels, and strong metallic corset belts cinched many of the goddess like mini-sheaths. Then suddenly, halfway through the collection, black gowns emerged, encrusted with sequins. The collection took a decidedly darker turn, almost rock and roll—I believe I saw a fringed motorcycle jacket over a bodysuit at one point.
All in all a lofty collection, that gleamed and shone and seemed spun from Olympian tales.
Photos by Stevyn Llewellyn