Past & Present

16 March 2012

Universal Greek Fashion Designers Hellenic Centre london

It may seem like exhibition central on here at the moment (I've been to three in about as many weeks, go me), but some things are just too exciting to keep to yourself.  Earlier this week I was invited to the opening of the Universal Greek Fashion Designers exhibit at the Hellenic Centre.  They've combined past and present, featuring contemporary greats such as Mary Katrantzou, Sophia Kokosalaki and Marios Schwab with six greats who have helped to revolutionise fashion design in Greece.  It's rather easy to forget past collections when we're always focused on what's coming next and I definitely welcomed revisiting the lampshade skirt from Katrantzou's SS11 collection and realising just how far her aesthetic has moved on in little over a year.  Ever the dutiful daughter, I brought my Mum along, who'd conveniently stolen my Newgen t-shirt to wear (the evidence is here).

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This exhibition is free and is only on until March 22nd, so make sure you visit if you're in the area to admire some of these creations up close.  The centre is a short walk from Selfridges, so don't blame me for any inspired purchases!


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9 comments:

  1. Lovely exhibition, I love the prints they are so wonderful and inspiring to no end.

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  2. The exhibition looks great, wish I was in London over the next week to go. x

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  3. I love these prints, particularly the angry facial expression and the lamshade shaped skirt of the dress :)

    ♥mollie from musicandmollie

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  4. What a stunning looking exhibition! I love the prints.

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  5. Wow, looks like a beautiful exhibition! Wish I'd read this before leaving London today, I don't think I'll get the time to visit before it closes haha. xx

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  6. looks like a wonderful exhibition :)

    LAST DAY TO ENTER MY MADAM RAGE DRESS GIVEAWAY!
    open to all :)
    xxx

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  7. Ah can not even deal with how yummy and amaze those little cakes look at the top,! Haha X

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  8. That looks lovely! I bet those raspberry dainties tasted fantastic!

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