Friday, 15 October 2010

Aslanis SS2011 at FWA

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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?

The show:
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.

The clothes:
As always in Aslanis collections, it was all about colour, florals, flowing muslin and silk satin, head scarves and heavy embellishment in all forms.

The models:
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.
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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!
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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.

8 comments:

Maddie said...

I agree with you in general (cos I wasn't there). I must admit though that this first picture was very appealing to me. The silk dress, the red headband, the model? I don't know what it is but I LOVE IT:P

Anonymous said...

i kopela pou egrafe to queen kat b zei?exei na anevasei post apo iounio

manuel

lopi said...

@manuel

αν εννοείς αν είναι ζωντανή (how morbid of you) τότε most definitely YES
απλά για δικούς της λόγους - που δεν γνωρίζω - απέχει
προσωπικά ελπίζω να επανέλθει σύντομα γιατί μου έχει λείψει

angie said...

Hi Lopi! You covered the show like a pro.I also love to hate Aslanis,heis like a moving history greek fashion wise.

X. said...

Εμένα μου αρέσει και το πρώτο και το δεύτερο (το Έλενα Ναθαναήλ καφτάνι) και... τελεία. Ως παντρεμένη δε έχω να πω, πως αν κανείς μου χάριζε, όχι μου πρότεινε, μου ΧΑΡΙΖΕ τέτοιο νυφικό, θα με έφερνε σε τεράστια αμηχανία.

A BRIT GREEK said...

I actually quite like the black and white number in the 3rd pic!

That sounds like a long show to be hot in hun!
Great coverage! Thanks!
x.o.x.o

Panagiota said...

i think everything was too much!flowers are good,silk is good,maxi dresses are nice,colours i like..BUT all these on a dress??too much...but we love aslanis anyway!i choose the black and white dress.

katerina said...

ho ho! lopi that was exactly the feeling! thanks for the mention! have you seen you and elena at brand's galaxy blog?:
here