Backstage at MI-RO

Text: Katerina Papapostolou
Photos: Spyros Xylas


Wednesday 9 October, Karytsi Square, and I had the honor to be invited by Vicky Kaya and her school Fashion Workshop (FWbVK) at MI-RO fashion show for the autumn-winter 2013/2014 collection.

Inside the Parnassus Literary Society building, the preparations for the show have already begun. Models, makeup artists by M.A.C, hair stylist Michalis Anousakis and his team all under the art direction by Nicholas Georgiou put the finishing touches before the big night.

At nine o’ clock the doors opened and all the guests who love and support Greek fashion, entered the building. Under the sweet piano melody fabulous Vicky Kaya opened the show in a stunning outfit of a silk, deep green blouse teamed with a flowing silk, black, maxi skirt with peek-a-boo lace flowers.

The talented design duo MI-RO looked back in the decade of seventies with fondness, creating a nostalgic and glamorous collection for autumn-winter 13/14. Ethereal dresses in silk, velvet, organza and chiffon embroidered with luxury laces and sparkling sequins traveled us back in a charming, romantic era. The predominant colors were black, grey, nude, purple, deep green, dusty pink and cobalt blue.

In menswear different textures gathered together in a single garment such as a black cashmere coat with puffed sleeves. Immaculate tailoring in black, blue black, khaki and grey with military references created a sharp, masculine look.

At the finale Vicky Kaya walked down the catwalk in a breathtaking white, silk maxi dress with ruffles in the shoulders, in a gorgeous red carpet look.

The sleek hairstyling, the mocha eye shadow and the dark purple lipstick created a melancholic and sensuous feeling that absolutely matched with the exclusively designed for the show, headpieces by Katerina Karoussos.

It was a great and pristine experience for me and I am looking forward to be part of the fashion workshop team that will give me the opportunity to enter the demandable but glorious fashion world!

Leonidas Liolios, who was present with me in the fashion show, put it really well:

“70s romance met Cathrine Baba in a juxtaposition between nostalgia and up-to-date aesthetic. The MI-RO race is as sensitive as it is powerful and this collection was only the prelude of a Histoire Noctambule spoken via a talented designer-duo that is here to stay.”

Me and Leonidas Liolios


Vicky Kaya closing the show of MI-RO

The Fashion Workshop team, our Workshopaholics! 


Vicky getting ready:

Alongside Nicholas Georgiou, the fashion director of the show 


What happens at the backstage, stays at the backstage.