It was 18:30 and the sun was setting on Dionysiou Areopagitou, one of the most idyllic, beautiful & historic pedestrian streets in Athens, Greece, when riveting beautiful presences began to catwalk, dressed in black & white creations of the renowned greek designer, Vassilis Zoulias. They left us stunned and enchanted by their romance, dynamism and charm and we can definitely say this show was a true lifetime experience.
Vassilis Zoulias -a greek designer who has managed to travel his creations all over the world and has been preferred by numerous celebrities for their big nights on the red carpet- presented his Couture A/W 22-23 “The Swans” on Athens Fashion Week, Athens Xclusive Designers Week.
Be a Swan with Vassilis Zoulias’ creations
The Greek designer was inspired by the New York’s “Swans”, the glamorous female friends of the popular novelist Truman Capote, who comprised some of the chicest high society women from prominent families in New York in the 1950s and 1960s. Glamorous and sophisticated they were the epitome of style and substance. They were real women who knew how to pose, women who gave styling lessons on every step and were photographed without photoshop and filters. Women who stayed charming and stood out for their elegance, but also for their history.
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Exquisitely beautiful, with a noble elegance and an exceptional strength, exactly like the bird with the angel-like wings, Vassilis Zoulias’ models brought the Swans of the past into the present and showcased an incredible spectacle accompanied by classical music.
His creations were exclusively in white and black. Each piece bears witness to the hours and nights spent in the atelier of Vassilis Zoulias by the sought-after Greek “golden hands”, the seamstresses who “sculpt” taffeta, silk and lace along with enchanting embroidery details made of semi precious stones and feathers.
They exude voluminous irresistible elegance and they are definitely made to leave a lasting impression.
Beautiful and engrossing, like a swan. Discover all the collection
The impeccable Zoulias’ designs were accompanied by Pericles Kondylatos’ futuristic jewelries, known for his boldness and originality in design. His creations made of copper and glass look like sculptures and they were inspired by ancient times.
The designer’s muse for this show and special guest was the granddaughter of Peggy and David Rockefeller, Ariana Rockefeller, the epitome of a modern “Swan”, as described by designer Vassilis Zoulias. Dressed in a unique black cocktail dress designed by the Greek designer, Ariana Rockfeller walked with Vassilis Zoulias in the grand finale of the event, offering the attendees a great moment to remember.
Ariana Rockefeller with Vassilis Zoulias
Τhe show was also attended by mesmerizing designer Marianna Lemos, who was was wearing a Vassilis Zoulias’ plaid dress with lace and Alexia Antsakli Vardinoyanni, former fashion writer for the Greek & british edition of VOGUE and founder of Artflyer, who was also dressed in a greek designer’s creation.
Vassilis Zoulias’ catwalk also had a charitable tone, as part of the proceeds were donated to the “ELPIDA-Association of Friends of Children with Cancer”.
Ariana Rockefeller, Marianna Lemos & Alexia Antsakli Vardinoyanni
Below we have gathered our favorite pieces of the “Swans” collection for those days we want to make an entrance:
Discover the new essence of black
Discover the black ethereal dress
A totally seductive lace gown
A dress involving all the past glory of Truman Capote’s Swans. Discover it
A beautiful dress rare like a Black Swan
The whole Vassilis Zoulias’ “Swans” collection is now available online. Discover it and make every appearance iconic.