Στήλη: Fashion




Fashion is a popular style or a popular practice, which combines clothes, shoes, accessories such as glasses jewellery and bags. It has existed in our world for many years and over the years it has changed and it has evolved. It is supported by everyone in a different way. Through fashion, people have the opportunity to express their feelings and their thoughts. Fashion consist s­a part of our personality!




-Coco Chanel-



By Maria Papadopoulou & Myrto Papadatou



The 1960s were an age of fashion innovation for women. The early 1960s gave birth to drainpipe jeans and capri pants, which were worn by Audrey Hepburn. Women’s trousers came in a variety of styles: narrow, wide, below the knee, above the ankle etc. By adapting men’s style and wearing trousers, women voiced their equality to men.



The year 1970 was a year with no specific looks. Every woman in the street was wearing any type of clothe. Most fashion history books focus on 70s fashion sub-cultures (luxury, punk, cowboy, hippie, exotica, soul).But the housewives and working women in small towns and urban cities had fashion trends that looked a little different than what mainstream media displayed. Such as:

Bell bottom pants and jeans called flares or loons

Homemade and decorated clothing – patches

Jumpsuits could be worn as casual wear

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The 1980s were a decade of bold style, colors, and silhouettes— and heaping amounts of permed hair. With trends spanning from ripped tights and biker jackets to polished oversized blazers and poof skirts, and style icons ranging from Joan Jett to Joan Collins, it was one of the most eclectic decades in fashion.



Fashion in the 1990s brought forth a youth movement and offered carefree styles that dabbled in rebellion. Grunge and minimalism were the main trends of the decade with hip-hop and “sexy schoolgirl” styles also trending. Everyone wanted to emulate Moss’s «too cool to care» style, and fashion featured this attitude. Some of the 90′s trends that have made a comeback are scrunchies, overalls, crop tops, chockers, and flared jeans.



2000s fashion is often described as being a global mash up, where trends saw the fusion of previous vintage styles, global and ethnic clothing, as well as the fashions of numerous music-based subcultures. Hip-hop fashion generally was the most popular among mainly young women, followed by the retro inspired indie look later in the decade.





Athens Xclusive Designers Week

By Irene Ehmalotidi, Vassiliki Liofagou & Danae Koutsokera


Athens Xclusive Designers Week (AXDW) is the official international fashion week in Greece.

It takes place twice a year at the luxurious premises of Ethniki Asfalistiki Conference Center, presenting both supreme and current, cutting edge Greek designers along with top international fashion designers and fashion houses. Until today, AXDW has had the honor of hosting the fashion shows of legendary international fashion houses such as Escada, Cacharel, Emanuel Ungaro, Vivienne Westwood, Guy Laroche, Krizia, Vivia Ferragamo, Barbara Bui, Francois & Marithe Girbaud, to name a few.


The fashion shows are assembled and designed with top of the range production standards, corresponding to the same rank as the “Big Four” official fashion weeks in Paris, London, Milan and New York. Every season, Athens Xclusive Designers Week is a must-visit destination for a total more than 25.000 people, including Greek and international Press and media, fashion buyers, fashion professionals and exclusive guests. Personalities like Nicky Hilton, Tara Reid and Boy George among others, have visited AXDW.

4One of AXDW’s main goals is to support, promote and reward new talent and it has proudly established the only institution in Greece addressing new Greek fashion designers. That is the inspiration behind the New Designers Awards institution established exclusively by AXDW . Every AXDW dedicates one day for its new designers, who present their work and compete for 3 important prizes. The judging committee is comprised of acknowledged personalities from the fashion world and media, and winners have the opportunity to win important prizes related to their upcoming career.

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Online Shopping

By Eftychia Papoutsi & Sandy Boussia (A class)


Over the past few years, the rising popularity of the Internet has changed our lives in many respects. One of the growing trends in recent years is the purchase of goods on the Internet. As far as I am concerned, online shopping can offer a great number of benefits to consumers.

First and foremost, online shopping can be timesaving and convenient. In other words, prospective buyers have the opportunity to visit a large number of virtual shops at the comfort of their homes. They can also visit different shops in various countries around the world at a click of a mouse. However, if they wanted to visit these places in person, it is certain that they would need endless hours.

What is more, buying online comes with reduced prices. Online shops do not have to pay for window displays, employees or advertisement thereforethey can cut down on prices. Nevertheless, using a credit card online is not always safe as a result of the difficulty of finding a reliable site. I can say without hesitation that it is a huge difference between the purchase of good on the Internet and the personal contact among producer and customer.

Taking everything into consideration, although distance shopping is very convenient and consumers can find a wild range of things at low prices, it is time-consuming and it hides a lot of dangers. My point of view is that the best way of reliable shopping is the personal contact as you have the chance to negotiate with the producer.


What do your clothes say about you?

By Niki Amariotaki, Ismini Zgolimpi & Anastasia Ntokou

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Everyone knows first impressions are everything. Some people could care less about what they wear and how they keep up with themselves, but for fashion savvy individuals, clothing and styles are everything. Do you think what you wear on a daily basis or to a job interview accurately portrays your personality, or do you not think what you wear really matters? According to a survey that we conducted among 100 women with their ages ranging from 21 to 64 years, the majority of women, or 96%, “believed that what they wear affects how confident they feel,”


To begin with, women who are depressed or sad are more likely to wear baggy tops, jeans, and sweatshirts or jumpers. Likewise, most of the women that exhibited insecurities and low self-esteem prefer clothes that do not attract people’s attention.  On the contrary, women who are happy or positive are more likely to wear a favourite dress, jewellery, and jeans. Additionally, those who wear many layers of clothes are thought to be more complex, considering that each layer of clothing represents another layer of personality.


What is more, women who listened to rock or more unique kind of music, went for darker clothes with quotes, mostly regarding a band. On the other hand, the more sophisticated ones, who preferred classical music dressed more ladylike with pantsuits and skirts.


It is comprehensible after all that our style can provide valuable insight into our behaviour, our insecurities and our interests. So perhaps the best way to get to know ourselves and explore the complexity of the human nature, go shopping!


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COCO CHANEL: The female “roots” of fashion

By Konstantina Kloukiniota and Katseri Evangelia (A Class)


Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971)was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand. Chanel was known for her lifelong determination, ambition, and energy which she applied to her professional and social life. She was a successful businesswoman who inspired the worldwide fashion, both male and female.


She was born by an unmarried mother, Eugénie Jeanne Devolle who was a laundrywoman. When Gabrielle was 12, her mother died of bronchitis at the age of 31. And she was sent by her father to the Correze, in central France.

Having learned the art of sewing, Chanel was able to find employment as a seamstress. When not working there, she sang in a cabaret. Chanel made her stage debut singing at a cafe-concert  in a Moulins pavilion, «La Rotonde». It was at this time that Gabrielle acquired the name «Coco», possibly based on two popular songs with which she became identified, «Ko Ko Ri Ko», and «Qui qu’a vu Coco», or it was an allusion to the French word for kept woman, cocotte.


Around the age of 20, Chanel became involved with Etienne Balsan who offered to help her start a millinery business in Paris. At the begging she was selling hats, then she started making clothes. Her first taste of clothing success came from a dress she wore on a chilly day. In response to the many people who asked about where she got the dress, she offered to make one for them. In 1920s Coco launched her first perfume, chanel No5. Another 1920s revolutionary design was Chanel’s little black dress. She took a color and showed just how chic it could be for eveningwear.


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The international economic depression of the 1930s had a negative impact on her company, but it was the outbreak of World War II that led Chanel to close her business. She fired her workers and shut down her shops.  Chanel got involved with a German military officer. After the war ended, Chanel was interrogated by her relationship with von Dincklage, but she was not charged as a collaborator. Then she left France and went at Switzerland.


Coco Chanel died on January 10, 1971, at her apartment in the Hotel Ritz. She never married, having once said “I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird.” Hundreds crowded together at the Church of the Madeleine so as to say goodbye to this legend. A little more than a decade after her death, designer Karl Lagerfeld was in charge of her company to continue the Chanel legacy. Today her company continues to develop and is believed to generate hundreds of millions in sales each year.


if you want to be original, be ready to be copied.”

Most Popular Tattoo Symbols

          By Olivia Xenou, B΄  class


◾Star Designs

 The star is a tattoo symbol popular with both men and women, and the Nautical Star tattoo design has gone through a strong revival. In many cases the meaning of a particular star may depend upon the number of points and the orientation of these points.


◾Angel Tattoos

 An angel is a symbol of devotion, spirituality, faith, and signifies a relationship with God. Angels can be intended as a figure of guidance and protection. It is often used as the centerpiece of a tattoo that is used as a memorial.

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◾Cross Tattoos 

 There is perhaps no religious icon or symbol more universally recognized than the Christian Cross. Religious symbolism is prominently featured in several tattoo design genres, both ancient and modern, and in fact could be argued that all traditional tattooing among indigenous peoples has a strong spiritual element. See also Celtic Cross, Maltese Cross and Iron Cross. 



 The wing design is often infused with inspirational or spiritual significance; the angel motif is a symbol of guidance and protection. For those who dream of soaring the skies, the wing symbol takes on the feathery aspect of a bird. Popular with both men and women.


◾Dragon Tattoos 

 A true classic tattoo design that shows the influence of Japanese and Chinese culture in Western tattooing. The dragon is a culturally far-ranging character whose apparent bad temper should be interpreted as simply amoral, neither good nor evil. Popular with both men and women.

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 ◾Phoenix Tattoos

 The phoenix is another tattoo design that illustrates the enduring popularity of Japanese tattooing traditions. But the phoenix is also a design with a rich mythological history in both Eastern and western cultures. Tales of the phoenix appear in ancient Arabian, Greek, Roman, and Far Eastern mythology. In both Greek and Egyptian tales, the phoenix represented the sun, dying in flames at the end of the day and rising each morning.


◾Swallow Tattoos

 The swallow & bluebird are another tattoo design that shows the enduring popularity of nautical tattoo art. In ancient times, the swallow was associated with the “imperishable” stars and the souls of the dead. According to a Greek legend, secret texts told how to transform into a swallow, something the ancient deities liked to do. The swallow is a tattoo design that is popular with both men and women.


◾Lion Tattoos 

 The influence of the power of the Lion’s symbolism can be seen in its representation in both Chinese and Japanese art and mythology, as well as, both Eastern and Western cultures. The Lion was often used as a symbol of Royalty, as in many cultures it was considered the «King of the Beasts». In early Christianity, as Jesus was seen to be the «King of Kings», he was often represented by a Lion, and a Lion was the symbol of St. Mark. The Lion or Leo, is one of the twelve signs of the Zodiac and represents the Sun.


◾Sun Designs & Symbols

 The Sun as a tattoo design is a reflection of the Sun’s profound symbolic nature in most cultures around the world. As a tattoo design and symbol, a Sun represents fertility, vitality, passion, courage and eternally renewed youth, light and knowledge. The Sun was a symbol of both royal and divine powers, adopted by both secular and religious authorities. The sun as a tattoo is very popular with both men and women.


◾Tiger Tattoos 

Tiger tattoo designs are popular in both Eastern and Western tattoo genres, and have a rich history in myths and legends in many cultures. Tigers are associated with power, ferocity, passion and sensuality, beauty and speed, cruelty and wrath. See also, Japanese Tattoo Designs


  • Rose Tattoos

A tattoo design with a rich history that crosses both gender lines and design lines. The Rose in the West represents what the Lotus does in the East. A symbol of love, but especially of a love that is pure. Because of the rose’s beauty, scent and shape, it is the ultimate floral symbol. Of all the flower tattoo designs, the rose is still the most popular and the most requested. Interestingly, the rose is nearly as popular with men as it is with women. See also, Flowers.


◾Heart Symbols

 Heart tattoos have been popular for well over a century. Heart tattoos were very popular with Servicemen in WWII; tokens of their loved ones that accompanied them and were a constant reminder of what they were fighting for. See also, Sacred Heart.


◾Zodiac Symbols

 Mankind has been fascinated by the zodiac for millennia, since we first connected the dots between stars and named the constellations. Searches for Zodiac symbols encompasses both the West and the East, with people searching for Zodiac symbols that represent both the classic Greek / Roman Zodiac and the Chinese Zodiac, as well as, searches for Zodiac signs rendered in Japanese Kanji.


◾Skull Tattoo Designs

 Represented in a number of tattoo design genres, as well as a classic tattoo design that has been popular for generations of tattoo enthusiasts. Nautical Tattoos with the Jolly Roger, or famed pirate’s flag of Skull and Crossed Bones, Old School Tattoos, New School Tattoos, Bio-Mechanical and every School of Tattoos in between. In Buddhism and Hinduism, skulls can be seen in their religious art.


◾Pinup Girl Tattoos

 Pretty girls never go out of style especially when it comes to those classic tattoo pin-up girls. Pretty girls and tattoos never go out of style. A pinup girl is a woman whose physical attractiveness would entice one to place a picture of her on a wall. The term was first attested to in English in 1941; however the practice is documented back at least to the 1890′s. Today pin-up girls are just as popular with women body art enthusiasts as they are with men.


◾Crown Tattoo Designs

As a tattoo symbol, the crown doesn’t just mean the right of one person to command another. The crown tattoo symbolizes an individual’s sovereignty over their own life, feelings, thoughts, and actions. The crown symbolizes self-control, and is a reminder to use power and authority wisely and justly. Many groups have used the crown to symbolize the power and authority to lead or command. When it is combined with a cross, one of the meanings of the crown is «victory,» and the cross symbolizes Christianity.


◾Eagle Tattoos

The eagle tattoo is a typically male design that crosses over a significant number of tattoo genres, and the influence of the eagle in American tattooing cannot be underestimated. For freedom lovers everywhere, the Eagle’s ability to fly to the tops of mountains and swoop silently into valleys makes it the unchallenged symbol of a free spirit. The influence of the Eagle in American tattooing cannot be over-estimated, especially within the military and patriotic service tattoos genres


The dangers of fashion

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By: Nikolopoulou Aphrodite, Panagiotopoulou Ioanna & Foti Alkistis (B Class)


It is a fact that the job of a model is very attractive. A lot of people want to become models because it’s glamorous, lucrative and you might want to be recognized in the modeling world. However, there are a lot of dangers on which we have to emphasize.

First of all, in order to be a model, features indicative of good health are a “must”. Eat and drink healthy foods and beverages, work out, take care of your outer appearance (and inner peace of mind) and look good in clothes. It’s a simple equation, but it’s harder than you might think to execute. 

Unfortunately, fashion designers are very demanding. They prefer their models to be extremely skinny. As a result, models are on demanding diets which make them sick and sometimes they suffer anorexia. It is a shame that many models have died from that illness.

Last but not least, models should take care of themselves and try to avoid those diets which are very harmful.