23rd Athens Xclusive Designers Week was successfully completed!


Another Athens Xclusive Designers Week has been accomplished with great success with the participation of acknowledged Greek designers as well as fashion brands and upcoming new designers showcasing their new collection for the season to come.


The first day begun with the designer Ioanna Kourbela who presented her new collection "Arch Echoes" inspired by medieval influences and female power in a spectacular fashion show that took place at the emblematic building of City Link in the center of Athens.


On the second day, all the fashion shows took place at the historical Zappeion Hall. Olga Karaververis showcased her new collection SS18 titled "La vie" with impressive 3D fabrics and nude tones. Makis Tselios presented his new collection "Black & White" F/W 2018-19 and also showcased magnificent wedding dresses and his new collection of menswear, including tuxedo suits.

Tassos Mitropoulos impressed once again with his creations presenting athleisure elements, sheer fabrics and feminine slides that dominated the catwalk.

Kathy Heyndels & Giannetos Handmade closed the second day with an impressive fashion show. Floral patterns, lace, and slides were the main elements of the new collection of Kathy Heyndels while the House of Giannetos Handmade presented remarkable tuxedos. Popular singers gave a live performance during the fashion show, creating an elevating atmosphere.


The third day of AXDW, was dedicated to the New Designers Awards by Lufthansa during which 17 upcoming designers presented their collections and 9 of them were evaluated by a jury committee, comprised of renowned representatives of the fashion world. The New Designers were awarded with the following awards: Best Catwalk, Best Trendsetter, Best New Designer and the 4th prize that was added from Lufthansa SayYesToTheWorld.


The evaluation jury was formed by respected personalities of the local and international fashion world: Greek designer Makis Tselios, Maria Vitinidou, founder of AthensFashionClub Fashion School, Omi Chowdhury fashion editor & fashion photographer of Deux Magazine, Valeria Taranto, Buying & Business Development




Director of Attica Department Store and Evi Klaoudatou, Marketing Director of Attica Department Store.



The CEO of Athens Xclusive Designers Week, Mrs. Fouseki, congratulated all the participants of New Designers Awards by Lufthansa while underlining the importance of young people having dreams, setting goals and managing to accomplish them.

She also referred to the particular importance of large companies such as Lufthansa supporting new talent and helping young people achieve their goals.


The New Designers that were awarded during the 23rd AXDW are the following:


Best Catwalk: Klelia Andrali

Best Trendsetter: Alexandra Design

Best New Designer: Lefkon

SayYesToTheWord by Lufthansa: Lefkon


On the 4th day, the international brand Folli Follie presented a glamorous fashion show for the new "Club Riviera" collection at the peristyle of Zappeion Hall. The new collection SS18 contained chic handbags, wallets, impressive striped watches and unique jewelry. Vassilis Zoulias inspired from "The Crown", invited his guests to a nostalgic trip with queens and princesses, in a fairy-tale atmosphere at a neoclassical building in the center of Athens.

The shows were continued with the Beachwear Fashion Show by Piz Buin with vibrant summer vibes at Zappeion and with the brands Mitos, Maa Boo and Sun of a Beach presenting their new collections for SS18. Colorful swimsuits, kaftans, beach dresses and beach towels, brought us one step closer to the Greek summer!


Herminas Reea Brand released "Butterfly Effect" collection that exudes class, elegance and finesse. The collection contained many gorgeous and transparent dresses with corsets in nude, blue and grey. In addition, Stefanos Chrysafis presented his new collection "Delire" F/W 2018-19 with gorgeous oversized coats in dark shades.

The 4th day was continued with the show of Celebrity Skin who presented his new collection titled "Chaotic Glamour" with strong avant-garde details, while Andreu Honeycutt from eU Everyone United brand presented unique bowties with impressive prints. Lakis Gavalas closed the 4th day with the fashion brand .LAK presenting a controversial street-style fashion show titled "We love family".

Yiorgos Eleftheriades opened the last day of AXDW and presented three different collections, Y.E. woman, Yesymphony and Y.E. and composed a fascinating fashion show featuring fabric diversity, loose lines and earthy shades combined with embroidered and floral patterns.

Sotiris Georgiou showcased a mix of womenswear and menswear with a subversive show where urban aesthetics and impressive digital prints combined with unique statement shoes were dominant.


Parle Moi presented a fashion show full with feminine temperament and sensual elegance with long and short dresses, full-body jumpsuits and two-piece creations.


23rd Athens Xclusive Designers Week was completed with the stunning show of MI-RO at Athens Conservatoire. Glamorous shades of aqua, blue, lavender, pink and red, different textures and shadows were the predominant elements of the new Collection SS18.


Throughout the five days of the fashion week, AXDW'S open design contest Fashion Design Project took place, giving contestants the opportunity to design and submit their fashion sketch and be nominated for participation at next season's New Designers Awards. All the projects that have been submitted will be posted for online voting by the public in the forthcoming weeks.


Finally, during the five days of the event, guests had the chance to purchase the collections of several Greek jewelry and accessories in the special exhibition section Χclusive Elements: 2K10, Christina Karakalpaki, E.T. Collection, Fey Papanikou, Lit Stylish T-shirts, Maria Kaprili, She by she, Topology.



23rd Athens Xclusive Designers Week / March 28th -April 1st

Gold Sponsors: Ιlly, Rene Furterer/Ilias and Staff, YHE Group


New Designers Awards Sponsor: Lufthansa


Official Makeup Sponsor: Shiseido

Official Hairstyling Sponsor: Rene Furterer - Ilias & Staff Salons

Official Hospitality Sponsor: Electra Metropolis Hotel

Official Car: Volkswagen

Τransportation partner: Joyride Rental


Equipment sponsors: Verona Events, Dimopoulos

Beachwear Fashion Show Sponsor: Piz Buin


Communications Sponsors: COSMOTE TV, MAD TV, MAD RADIO, EN LEFKO,



Partners: So Fine! Communications Management, Diamantopoulos Hairstyling Academy, Pansik


Under the auspices: Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), Enterprise Greece, City Of Athens, Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Hellenic Retail Business Association (HRBA), Athens Traders' Association, Panhellenic Exporters Association (PEA), Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (FING), Greek International Business Association, Hellenic Knitting & Apparel Industries Federation, Athens Chamber of Small & Medium Businesses (ACSMI)