Fashion Inspiration

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Athens is a historical city contributing greatly to developments in politics, philosophy, art, medicine and civilization from Ancient periods. Fashion and style therefore, though existing, were not the focal point of a society centered around their intellectual heritage.

However, what the ancient Greeks did not know was that elements of their style persevered and translated in modern day wear, visible on the most prestigious catwalks and worn by the most influential style icons of the 21st century. Their clothes were often homemade, and were loose fitting in order to be more comfortable under the warm Greek sun. Women would braid and curl their hair adding beautiful gold headbands, matching their bracelets and rings. The Greek sandal was vastly popular, made of soft leather and coming in a range of designs- still existing today!


(Dress by Alberti Ferretti)

While many trends under the umbrella of “Greek Inspired” can be observed, the ancient Greek sandal, the peplos and chiton dresses as well as the hair accessories, definitely highlight this inspirational style. Silk and linen fabrics, leather accessories and structured yet flowy creations are the central point and are featured by many including Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen, Alberta Ferretti and Karl Lagerfeld are only a few of the designers taking inspiration from this city.


Today, the center of Athens (especially Monastiraki, Acropoli and Syntagma) is full of this style clothing, often the perfect gift for travelers to take back as souvenirs to their family and friends. However, even I, a local to Athens, enjoy this style and buy at least two pairs of Greek sandals to get me through a wonderful summer on the islands.

Have you tried out Greek inspired fashion?





As a free lance writer, Lydia’s passion for traveling and photography inspire her to create journals giving us a glimpse into her Greek travels. Also as our social media coordinator she will be sharing ideas and discoveries with us.


  1. susy @aegeansea

    November 3, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Love Greek inspired fashions! Well done & I’m creating with Greek elements, as well,in my aegeansea stone & rock art creations. Greece has had such a great influence in fashion & design!

  2. Sarah Heffron

    November 3, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Wow! Lydia, I love this! You are so talented. Everything you wrote is very true and inspirational! Greek fashion is ever present in modern day and translated from the past!

  3. Hellenic

    November 4, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Thank you so much Susy and Sarah! It is amazing to discover how much Greeks have truly influenced other cultures in numerous ways! More style articles coming soon!!

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