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Beyond Dress Codes

Hellenic American Union Galleries

In 2010, in an effort to create a dialogue between traditional Greek dress and contemporary fashion, Beyond Dress Codes was organized with the significant contribution of curator and fashion historian Lydia Kamitsis. Colored drawings of traditional Greek dress and headdresses from all over Greece by sketch artist Gisis Papageorgiou were presented next to modern fashion creations by important fashion designers from Greece and abroad. Εach creation developed a personal relationship with the heritage article; together they showcased a large range of ideas on how our tradition can be updated …beyond dress codes!

After its initial launch in Athens, the idea was further developed. The exhibition was enriched with new sketches and creations and traveled to Thessaloniki (Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, 2011), Cyprus (Laiki Bank Cultural Centre, 2012) and Paris (UNESCO Headquarters, 2013). 

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