ELEFTHERIA I THANATOS
In the Beginning there was the light! VASSILIOS KOSTETSOS was born in Athens under the beautiful Greek blue sky, which became a point of reference and an inspiration in his life as a designer. VASS..ILIOS(SUN)
His mother had an established busines as a leading clothes importer in Greece and was already recognized within the Greek fashion industry when Vassilios , as a nine year old boy, visited her studio in downtown Athens, and started geting involved in the magical world of fashion and design.
By 1990 he had launched his own label name VASSILIOS KOSTETSOS and opened his first studio in the fashionable district of Kolonaki in Athens. In the same year he presented his first haute couture collection. VASSILIOS KOSTETSOS quickly established his reputation and proved his excelence as one of the major fashion designers in Greece,in a very young age.
He organises two big fashion shows every year with haute couture creations, and has enjoyed working with some of the world’s major international super models , such as Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbel, Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Helena Christensen, Carla Bruni, Tatiana Patitz, Nadjia Auermann, Michele Hicks, Marcus Schenkenberg, Eva Herzigova, Karen Mulder, Care Otis, Tasha de Vasconcelos, Ester Canadas, Eugenia Volodina, Carmen Kass. His colections have also been presented in Dusseldorf, Germany,New Delhi International fashion week, India and Covent Garden, London.
His current lines are:
VASSILIOS KOSTETSOS HAUTE COUTURE
POLYXENI by KOSTETSOS
VASSILIOS KOSTETSOS ROCK COUTURE
VASSILIOS ART COLLECTION
VK pret a porter
VKNY pret a porter
Shows and inspirations
VASSILIOS KOSTETSOS loves to stage fashion shows with a difference, so in 2000 and 2001 he surprised the Greek fashion world with two spectacular fashion shows, the first in the Athens Central Train Station (where the show was actually held inside the Central Trains station) and the second, inside an airplane during the flight, flying from Athens to Leros island.
The last three seasons he leaves between Athens and New York presenting his collection to the USA market that he adores! Creatively, the last decade has been fantastically successful for VASS ILIOS.