The first catwalk steps were taken last night at the 19th Athens Xclusive Designers Week. Greek fashion house Kathy Heyndels presented their new collection Body Sculpture, Spring-Summer 2016 by Yiannis Togkos. Celebrated Greek singer Aggeliki Iliadi led the runway along with the much loved Greek model and presenter Nikos Papadakis.
Togkos injected sexy romanticism into his collection with sheer fabrics, plunging back and neck-lines whilst retaining the fashion house’s signature use of luxurious laces and silks. The opening look set the tone as Iliadi glided down the runway in a body suit with hues of gold and lots of sparkle.
Kathy Heyndels was established in 1956 in Brussels. Returning to Athens in the 1980’s, the fashion house built a local reputation in couture and bridal. It introduced its first pret a porter collection by Yiannis Togkos, Heyndels son. Togkos has led the fashion house for more than 30 years making it into an international label and a Greek fashion success story.
Athens Xclusive Designers Week (AXDW)
AXDW is the official international fashion week in Greece that takes place twice a year. Now in its 19th year, AXDW focuses on major fashion houses and leading designers in Greece and around the world.
Published: Friday 8th April 2016