Pure Abstraction by Yiorgos Eleftheriades

Yiorgos Eleftheriades, a greek fashion designer based in Athens, presented his womens fall-winter 2013-2014 collection 'Pure Abstraction'.

About the collection
Inspired by the pure abstraction, the reduction to the essentials of form and the clearly defined surfaces of 'non color' as practiced in the De Stijl movement and the function and simplicity of Walter Gropius' Bauhaus buildings, Yiorgos Eleftheriades' Autumn Winter 2014 collection states the need to remove the barrier between formality and comfort and redefine the rules of modern elegance.

The shapes are strong and geometric. Soft, oversized shoulders are emphasized by a clearly defined waist courtesy of big asymmetrical belts. Large kimono and raglan sleeves add drama to the outerwear. Coats are deceptively layered in Cubist inspired patchwork. Wide or 'A' line skirts make use of big pleats and folds for extra movement and often stop at or below the knee. Soft, draped shawl and big stand up collars envelope the face. Trousers, narrow or wide with a nod to menswear, are kept short.

Going back to the Bauhaus principle that seeks truth to materials, the collection focuses around traditional fabrics that are often used in country sportswear. Tweed, houndstooth, cashmere, flannel, leather and pony skin create an androgynous look, comfortable, modern and sleek. Wool jersey becomes luxurious when quilted and used into stylish sportswear. Decomposing, metallic knitwear balances the glamour of techno-georgette, silk satin and cloque, crepe de chine and abstractly weaved spidery lace. Bold material combinations create either geometric patchwork patterns or intriguing layering. Colors are primarily neutral. Black, white, cream and grey. Ink blue, deep brown, camel, bone and shades of beige are highlighted by flashes of parrot and pine green.

Here a few of my favorites.












Source: Press release
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