Beyond Dress Codes in Cyprus
Following the great success in Athens and Thessaloniki, the thematic exhibition of colored drawings of traditional Greek costumes by Gisis Papageorgiou, framed with creations by Greek, Cypriot and foreign fashion designers, travels to Cyprus....
Τhe Laiki Bank Cultural Centre in Cyprus in collaboration with the Hellenic American Union and the Cyprus Fashion Designers Association present at the Byron Museum of the Laiki Bank Cultural Centre in Nicosia, Cyprus, the exhibition “Beyond Dress Codes: From Traditional Costume to Contemporary Fashion”.
The exhibition, curated by fashion historian Lydia Kamitsis, illustrates a progressive dialogue between Greek traditional costumes and contemporary fashion. The initial launch of the exhibition in 2010 at the Hellenic American Union Galleries in Athens and later at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, presented 100 coloured drawings of Greek traditional costumes by the Greek illustrator Gisis Papageorgiou along with costumes of well-known Fashion Designers from Greece and abroad. These drawings, present costumes from various regions of Greece and constitute the largest and most comprehensive record of traditional Greek costume. The exhibition that is now presented in Cyprus, has been enriched by G. Papageorgiou with 40 additional drawings of Cypriot traditional costumes, as well as creations of 17 contemporary Cypriot fashion designers who were inspired by the Cypriot traditional costume and Cypriot folk art. The exhibition is held on the occasion of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
|Organizer||Hellenic American Union, Laiki Bank Cultural Centre, Cyprus Fashion Designers Association|
|Venue||Byron Museum of the Laiki Bank Cultural Centre, 32 Vyronos Avenue, Nicosia|
|Opening||Thursday, September 27, 2012, 20:00|
|Gallery Hours/Duration||Monday – Friday 10.00-13.00 & 16.00-20.00|
|Participants||Atelier Loukia, Blind Adam, A. Bratis, Dassios, Deux Hommes, Y. Eleftheriades, Erotokritos, J. Galliano, J.P. Gaultier, I. Guia, S. Kokosalaki, Mastori*Motwary Studio, Ch. Meletiou, MiRo, Parthenis, Avraam, An. Chambi, B. Christofi, E. Gircalli, M. Gregoriades, Af. Hera, K. Ioannidou, F. Lamnissos, J. Louca, M. Nicolaidou, P. Panteli, T. Patsalidou, Ch. Pitsillidou, D. Schabel, Lana Sevas, El. Strongyliou, T. Stylianou, L. Olympios|
|Admission Fee||Admission is free|