The International success of three Greek fashion designers is being celebrated at London's Hellenic Centre this month. Sophia Kokosalaki, Marios Schwab and Mary Katrantzou's work has been brought together at the centre founded to promote and nurture Hellenic culture with the UK. The charity organises a programme of lectures, exhibitions, concerts, social events and language courses with the latest show concentrating on its burgeoning fashion talent. Despite the three designers having their own identifiable, disparate and different styles, there is a common thread of Intricate, delicate fabric manipulation and embellishment. Therefore, its a really nice opportunity to have a close look at iconic garments you might only have seen on the runway or pages of editorial............ I recommend any eager fashion students with a penchant for tactile textiles and attention to detail, to take a trip to Marylebone High Street to check it out.
Both Mary and Marios are literally being "International" this week over in LA taking part in the BFC's London Showrooms initiative with a group of Britain's best designers presenting the capital's AW12 collections. Find out the other names involved and more info here.
12- 22 March - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre. 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS
Monday to Friday, 11am-7pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12am-4pm.
(Images top to bottom: 1-2 Sophia Kokosalaki, 3-6 Mary Katrantzou, 7-12 Marios Schwab)