What do we mean when we talk about Greek fashion? How has it been shaped over the years, conditions and regions? Foundation Of Hellenic World, in collaboration with the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation “V.Papantoniou”, are organizing the exhibition “Greek Fashion – 100 years of inspiration and creativity” displaying representative clothes from the 1920s till today.

Brick red mercerized dress with embroidered floral patterns, 1920s, Donated by Myrto Paraschi

The exhibition’s goal is to present, through 140 clothing items from the PFF’s fashion collection, the inspiration and influence of designers from all historical periods of the Greek nation’s course and culture (both urban and folk), created in all forms of art and craft.

On the left: Wool and silk overcoat with cord embroidery/ On the right: Raw silk fabric woven ensemble, Athens 1930, Donated by Marika Veloudiou

The exhibition and the texts were curated by the costume and set designer, Nikos Saridakis, while the design of the exhibition space was commissioned to Stamatis Zannos, permanent associate of PFF.

Light grey crepe dress with smocking stitch embroidery, Athens 1940s, Donated by Litsa Lembesi

Along with the exhibition, in a specially designed room, there will be presented -after selection- companies active in the fashion industry, with modern creations of high aesthetics and a point of reference an inspiration to the Greek culture.

Yannis Evangelides pistachio green satin strapless draped dress, 1950s, Donated by Lily Venizelou-Charami

Orange linen fabric ensemble by Cleo’s Art Souvenirs, with buckle shape embroidery, Athens 1960s, Donated by Cleo Bostantzoglou

Brown crepe maxi dress with woven in geometrical patterns by “Nikos-Takis” Fashion House, 1970s, Donated by Nena Sakellaropoulou

Yannis Tseklenis silk ensemble. “Macedonian Mosaic” collection, Athens 1982, Donated by Yannis Tseklenis

Sophia Kokosalaki pleated white silk floor length dress, London 2005, Donated by Ioanna Papantoniou

Christos Veloudakis anthracite synthetic fabric one shoulder gown, Athens 2010, Donated by Christos Veloudakis

The exhibition opens on the 31st of October 2019, at the Foundation Of Hellenic World and tickets cost is 5€ per person.