Nina Athanasiou Spring/Summer 2015 Collection featuring Shaun Ross
Munich/Germany based Designer Nina Athanasiou produced for her show on the New York Fashion Week a short called Akuma starring Topmodel Shawn Ross, James Gallagherer, Wika Janczak and Sabine Roll. The Story is about Akuma, which means “Demon” in japanese, who is hunting people thru Tokyo to transform them into Art pieces. The fashion film was also part of the London Fashion Film Festival on Sep 16th and won 2nd.
Nina Athanasiou’s Spring/Summer 2015 is draws inspiration from Japanese folklore set in a modern context. As part of the presentation, Nina will debut her much awaited fashion film, AKUMA. Directed by Huba Barat and starring Shaun Ross, AKUMA is the story about a demon (Shaun Ross) which comes to earth to hunt human beings in the streets of Tokio.
Keeping true to her directional and avant-garde aesthetic, Nina utilizes contrasting materials to convey looks that are both innocent and robust. Crêpe de chine, latex, chiffon and leather comprise a subdued color palette of grey and brown pastels alternated with rough, distinctive prints. Crisp suits, blouses and shirts illustrate anatomical features while flies and insects adorn dresses and belts in the form of silver, porcelain, and copper. Athanasiou maintains her realpolitik romantic aesthetic opting for rounded collars, simple cuts, and petticoats for a 1950’s effect.