Perhaps the 2016 Olympics has ignited the trend showing up everywhere from the runways to must-have wedding gowns. One thing is for sure, sheer goddess gowns inspired by Greek mythology are experiencing a major comeback. It’s no wonder that Ancient Greece, the birthplace of western philosophy and great works of art and literature is now inspiring modern trends. Its mythology and culture has stood the test of time, and now, centuries later, it is influencing fashion.
At the unveiling of their 2016 spring collections, designers such as David Koma, A.P.C. and Maison Rabih Kayroux updated the iconic sheer goddess gown, draped textiles, and completed the look with leather lace-up sandals. Even the accessories that the models flaunted down the runways had an unmistakable Greek vibe.
The gauzy goddess gowns are the perfect urbane fashion option for any want-to-be Greek goddess. Designer David Koma focused on the look’s natural sensuality. “I base my clothing designs on the lines and curves of the body,” said Mr. Koma. In his spring collection he aims at “enhancing the female form and creating the idea of restraint,” he explained. Koma combines using a viscose crepe material and flattering designs to create sexy, comfortable and complimentary gowns for all figures.
Inspired by the gowns ‘natural allure,’ designer Rabin Kayrouz’s has created soft, flowing ivory dresses with over-sized billowing sleeves, and a classic plunging neckline.
A.P.C. has come out with a little black dress named “Diane” after Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt, also known as the Greek goddess Artemis. For this look, designer Jean Touitou rendered a modern interpretation of the historical goddess. The dress is a black, below-the-knee toga, and fastened on one shoulder with a buckled leather strap. “It’s a surprising popular belief that goddesses should wear long white dresses,” he explained. “But it wouldn’t be sensible of her to wear that when hunting. You don’t want that white dress to be stained, girl!”
Also trending at the 2016 spring collections is Greek themed jewelry as completing the ‘look’ is made easy by adding accessories to dress-up or dress-down the Greek goddess gowns. One place to start is with authentic handmade Greek jewelry where collections are created with lava beads, silver and brass.
View the complete jewelry collections like the Santorini Collection and Ancient Greek Art by EFI, and Doromu.