Coffee with Dimitris Strepkos..

Hello lovely readers! You can’t imagine how lucky we were yesterday, to meet and have coffee with an amazing person, Dimitris Strepkos. For those you might not know, Dimitris Strepkos is the instigator and designer along with Eleni Mparla behind the brand Celebrity Skin. Dimitris is the guy you want to hang out with and although that was the first time we met (of course we have seen him at his shows but never talked to each other before), we felt like we knew him for ages. Attractive in every way, we would be able listen to him for hours.

PREVIEW from CELEBRITY SKIN.S titled DRAmaTIC Discipline…the movie…
phot/director/nec.kar.papazaharias/make up,hair/ant.spathas/model.audrey.vn models

Although the brand Celebrity Skin has been up for less than two years, Dimitris Strepkos has been designing theatrical costumes for over than 15 years. «I started a little bit backwards. First I worked at the theater then I got involved with fashion industry and I ended up as a fashion designer. » He admits that his two great loves are painting and water polo (You can tell from his body structure!). But how did he end up as a fashion designer with his own brand..?
“Everybody was keeping telling me I should become a fashion designer. After Dinos Diamantopoulos died I was in shock. I decided it was time for me to start something on my one. I proposed Eleni to begin our line “Celebrity Skin” and she accepted. That was it!” He points out that “Celebrity Skin is a tagline it can both means the skin of a celebrity or a skin that is a celebrity”.

PREVIEW from CELEBRITY SKIN.S..titled DRAmaTIC Discipline…the movie…
phot/director/nec.kar.papazaharias/make up,hair/ant.spathas/model.noelle/a1

 

As it’s not the first time he takes part in AXDW he is not that stressed about it (it’s not part of his character after all..). The title of the upcoming collection is “Dramatic Discipline” and he reveled to us some spicy details about the show which can’t wait to attend. Before the catwalk there will be a fashion movie that will last 6.17 (!) directed by the photographer Nectarios Papazaharias with the song Troy by Sinéad O’Connor starring Eleonora Zouganeli, Anta Livitsanou, Isaia Matiampa, Pinelopi Anastasopoulou, Foukos and 10 other models. Main colors of this collection will be black (brand’s hallmark!), grey and nude.

” There is no other Troy for me to burn..”

Kinda of knowing it, but it’s different to hear it from someone like Dimitris, “Greek women have no sense of style! They are afraid of trying new things considering their style and they love logo mania. I hate logo mania. Logo mania shows a great insecurity. Mix and match is the style for me. Expensive combined with cheap clothes. Brands don’t make you a star. “It girls” are making fashion by discovering the next trend while you ignoring it.”

phot.f.labropoulou
clothes.celebrityskin
makeup.hair.a.spathas
shoes.room 69
model.georgia,next top model

Where does he get his inspiration from? “I get inspired by Hitchcock’s and Burton’s movies. I love Tim Burton. Also I really like observing people at streets. Drinking my coffee and wearing my sunglasses and just looking around people running. I never copy other designers. I only copy myself. And I really can’t help it since Celebrity Skin has a unique style and way the clothes are presented that the basic idea can’t change. It’s who we are.”

preview from REPLICa…
phot/fenia lambropoulou
concept/lothes celebrity skin
make up.marina koutsoumba
hair,nicolas ball
model.nansy,vn models
location,whitebox praksitelous
His point of you about Greek magazines is bittersweet. There is a sense that Greek designers are not promoted as much as they should by Greek magazines. “It’s a pity that there are so many talented people here in Greece and they don’t get what they deserve considering publicity.”
preview from REPLICa…
phot/fenia lambropoulou
concept/clothes celebrity skin
make up.marina koutsoumba
hair,nicolas ball
model.irina,vivian c
location,whitebox praksitelous
 We wish we could tell you every single word he told us because he was exremely inspiring but it was a three-hour non stop converation and we have to choose only few pieces (damn!)
 
from the editorial ”THE CARNIVAL”
georgina WEARS CELEBRITY SKIN
STYLED BY CELEBRITY SKIN
HAIR BY GEORGE MARASCAS
MAKEUP BY LIZ BUMGARNER
………PHOTO ASSOCIATE IOANNA CHATZIANDREOU
Don’t miss the show of Celebrity Skin at AXDW. We will be there for sure!
from the editorial ”THE CARNIVaL
ANtonia WEARS CELEBRITY SKIN
STYLED BY CELEBRITY SKIN
HAIR BY GEORGE MARASCAS
MAKEUP BY LIZ BUMGARNER
………PHOTO ASSOCIATE IOANNA CHATZIANDREOU

You can find Celebrity Skin clothes at Queen (Drosini 9, Kifisia) and Room 69

P.S. Extra big huge thanks to Dimitris Strepkos for being so incredibly kind to us :-)

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