“In beauty of face no maiden ever equaled her. It was the radiance of an opium-dream - an airy and spirit-lifting vision more wildly divine than the fantasies which hovered about the slumbering souls of the daughters of Delos.” Edgar Allan Poe. This season’s inspiration originates from Ancient Greek Mythology and the sacred birthplace of the Apollo - Delos, which is encompassed around the Aegean Island of Mykonos. The infamous story of Apollo, Greek God of light, slaying a Python with his golden arrows, plays on AADNEVIK’s ongoing themes of light and dark. Apollo represents everything that is light through the use of gold gleaming leather that is set against luxurious snakeskin symbolising the sinister and evil Python. The collection consists of coral pink, deep oceanic blues and pale nude colours signifying the crystal clear Aegean Sea lapping against the windy sands of Mykonos. The neon yellow of the chthonic Python sits against the contrasting traditional lace representing ancient Grecian artworks from centuries ago, the white against black symbolising Apollo’s power to subdue evil. The Ancient Greek Griffin plays a huge part of this collection as the majestic guardian of the divine. The body of the lion and the head and wings of an eagle is set into sculptured gold metal pieces adding striking Olympian power to the celestial collection.