Friday, 15 October 2010
Aslanis SS2011 at FWA
It's easy to hate Aslanis.
I know most fashion people do. You probably do too. His collections are kitsch, over-the-top and quite tacky, to be frank. But I will still post about the show I attended last night. Why? Well, like I've said before, Aslanis isn't just about the clothes. It's about the surreal experience of the runway show he throws each season and the history of the most successful (meaning the one who has been around since forever and has a fanatic client base) mainstream fashion designer in Greece.
Do I personally like the clothes? Other than this, not much.
But I have to give you my view of the collection, no?
It was long. Very long. More that half an hour, which in fashion-wise is TOO DAMN LONG. But the man makes lots of dresses and he has to show them. And the venue was hot. Very hot. And sweating is totally not chic.
As always in Aslanis collections, it was all about colour, florals, flowing muslin and silk satin, head scarves and heavy embellishment in all forms.
Several semi-celebrity Greek ones of course, but also a couple of non-Caucasian ethnic types. Kudos for the (small but trying) diversity.
And actually, there were some pieces that weren't that bad.
Like this floral number.
Or this yellow maxi dress.
Also, the fact he sends his bright coloured dresses down the runway grouped in one colour each time, is actually quite practical. Saves time for those who are actually looking for a dress in a specific colour.
So we had a flush of emerald green...
...a blast of fuchsia pink...
...an ocean of sapphire blue...
...and a swarm in caterpillar green...
...including this super cute little girl!
And of course, let's not forget Aslanis' signature piece, the best-selling category in Greek fashion, the meringue wedding dress!
Actually, a sea of them.
Seriously, the brides were sent down the catwalk all at once in their huge wedding gowns, meaning there was actually some traffic jam at the turning point.
Overall, a fashion show experience that can't be ignored and a longtime career in clothes making that shouldn't be overlooked.
More Aslanis SS2011 over at Alecca Rox, Shopping Therapy, Life Full of Fashion, Fashion Algorithms and Dare to Be Unique.