Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Athens Green Design

High heel peep-toes by designer Costia Gouroutides, made out of the material used for olive collection sacks. A stylish example of the fact the fashion doesn't need brand new materials to happen. Anything can have a second life as a fashion item, and this planet is running out of space for waste.


New York Fashion Week is at its peak, with models walking kilometres of catwalk in what will be next spring/summer's hot trends.
A few thousand kilometres away though, in the city of Athens, Greece some people are rather worried about whether we'll be able to distinguish between seasons for much longer, looking at the heat from a different angle.
Tonight, the Green Design Festival had its opening party. People were told there are no press releases to be handed out. Print-outs would be such a waste of paper and I am pleasantly surprised someone finally noticed.
So what made them involve fashion into this project? Fashion, we just can't get enough... Fast fashion, more clothes, more production, more waste by the time the new season hits the catwalk? 'Cause we don't want to be out of fashion, do we now?
Here's a different approach:
IS GREEN THE NEW BLACK?
WOULD ECO-FASHION STAND AT THE FOREFRONT OF DESIGN?
Eco Chic’ Fashion design exhibition aims to answer these questions and address the preconceived link of Eco fashion as compromising, be it in style or quality. More so it empha- sizes that it can be as glamorous, experimental and innovative as fashion must be. A pool of Designers from countries such as Greece, UK and many more set out to use Eco friendly, recycled and recyclable materials, vintage pieces and their unlimited imagination to create evening dresses and accessor- ies in order to prove that Eco fashion can be chic and inspira- tional. Green Design Festival will host the exhibition, which highlights that Fashion and environmental awareness are two concerns that can sit comfortably together.


curator: Melita Skamnaki
associate curators: Μaro Panagiotakopoulou, Wilhelm Finger
collaborator: Angeliki Papahroni, NATASHA XIDI
exhibition designer: Angeliki Athanasiadou
Participants:
ANDRIA
ANGELOS BRATIS
SANDRA BUCKLAND
VASSO CONSOLA
DEUX HOMMES
COSTIA GOUROUTIDES
JUNKY STYLING
ATHENA KOUROUKLI
ERIFYLLI NIKOLOPOULOU
NOIR
DIMITRIS NTASSIOS
ORSALIA PARTHENIS
DAPHNE VALENTE
VICTIM FASHION ST.

1 comment:

Lorelai● said...

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