LYRICAL MINIMALISM

Can a traditional Greek skirt-like garment, the emblematic fustanella, become a source of inspiration for a knife-pleated, midi dress made from crispy poplin? How fine is the line between a traditional Greek costume and a woman’s ensemble that can also exist as a high fashion uniform? Angelos Tsakiris travels back in time, uncovering the intricate uniforms of the Greek Revolution to create a collection of clothing that establish the meaning of the Greek savoir-faire. Hand-stiched ‘roads’ uniquely framing the clothes, immaculate knife-pleats made by hand yet made with machine precision, ‘liquid’ silks that embrace bare skin while remaining unbearably minimal and masterful appliques stapled by hand making up a collection that draws inspiration from the past in order to take Greek fashion forward.