It’s not uncommon for fashion designers to draw references from Greek mythology, but this season, the inspiration takes on a more adventurous tone by capturing the spirit of Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty. At Saint Laurent and Michael Kors, the feminine toga-style gowns offer a sexier appeal with unconventional cutouts at the torso that were all the rage in the Noughties. In fact, we wouldn’t be at all surprised to see pop star Dua Lipa rocking one of these looks on the red carpet.
Grecian-inspired dressing typically champions exquisite drapery and fluid lines, and are usually designed with maxi hemlines. Instead, designers are now refreshing the look with shorter hemlines and more impactful styling. Case in point: Ferragamo’s newly appointed Maximilian Davis showcased a version in a sheer layered fabric, and another as a velvet toga design styled with fitted knee-high sock boots.
However, it was Loewe’s Jonathan Anderson who really hit the ball out of the park with his interpretation of neo-Grecian dressing, by way of a strapless draped mini dress with a tiered, pointy neckline. The brand’s creative director is known to break boundaries with his fearless ideas, and this visionary creation is a feast for the eyes – as are the bright red heels, embellished with 3-D roses, that he paired with the dress.