British choreographer Russell Maliphant, Greek composer Vangelis and London-based Greek fashion designer Mary Katrantzou have joined their formidable forces in "The Thread," a production inspired by the story of Ariadne which marries the two seemingly incongruous worlds of Greek mythology and contemporary dance.
It was a question over which debate had been growing: What would the first issue of Vogue Greece have on its cover? The answer came in the form of two covers at a festive and occasionally emotional soiree last Saturday hosted by publisher Kathimerini at the perennially popular Zonars cafe-restaurant, on the corner of downtown Panepistimiou and Voukourestiou streets in the center of Athens.
“It’s funny, I never wanted to use classical Greek art, because being from there, it seemed too obvious,” she said after her show to Vogue. “But this time, I thought, ‘Why not?’”
And with the “Why not?” Mary Katrantzou has presented one of her boldest collections featuring hints of her Greek heritage and roots.
Ancient Greek themes, including elements from the Minoan civilization, served as inspiration for Mary Katrantzou's spring-summer 2017 collection, shown during London Fashion Week on Sunday. The Greek-born, London-based designer is known for her signature digital prints.