Of the four designers showing their Spring/Summer 2013 collections at the Greek American Fashion Week Show, only Angelo Lambrou debuted a wedding gown. The fashion show’s founder and emcee Maria Pardalis, who looked gorgeous in one of Lambrou’s dresses (see pic here), described Lambrou’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection as “African tribal bridal.” The all-white wedding gown made use of folds and folds of cloth, capturing movement and conjuring drama.
Another dress in his collection kept that billowy white skirt but swapped out the top for a polka-dotted red strapless top. It’s perfect for bride who wants a wedding dress with unique personality. It doesn’t have to be worn as a wedding dress, though. It could also be worn to a fancy summer soiree, say a moonlit cruise. An alternate version was that same dress but with a black bottom. This looked even more like evening wear. What caught my attention was the accessorizing — check out those fantastic statement necklaces!
In addition to the rollicking-waves dresses, there were also sleek evening dresses and smart daytime dresses. The sleek evening dress was classic, a true wardrobe staple. The daytime dresses had a retro vibe with stripes, polka dots, and thick piping. They were flirty in a campy sort of way. Very adorable.
Angelo Lambrou is based in the East Village here in New York now, but he was born in Southern Africa to Greek-Cypriot parents. He studied fashion in Johannesburg and London before returning to Botswana to start his own fashion line. He worked with Miss Botswana in 1999 and designed all the contestants’ dresses for the 2000 Miss Universe competition; he dressed Patti LaBelle for the 2002 Grammy Awards and Maria Bello for the Secret Window premier.