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The history of Greek fashion

Clothing folds, Byzantine embroidery and motifs of Greek folk iconography are reflected on the garments presented in the exhibition “Greek Fashion: 100 Years of Inspiration and Creation” at Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre.

The history of Greek fashion

Clothing folds, Byzantine embroidery and motifs of Greek folk iconography are reflected on the garments presented in the exhibition “Greek Fashion: 100 Years of Inspiration and Creation” at Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre.

Clothing folds, Byzantine embroidery and motifs of Greek folk iconography are reflected on the garments presented in the exhibition “Greek Fashion: 100 Years of Inspiration and Creation”. The Foundation of the Hellenic World, in collaboration with the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation (PFF), seeks to explore the impact of Greek urban and folk culture on items of clothing that inspired dressmakers, anonymous, but also famous designers of the past century. Approximately 140 garments -mostly from the PFF collection- trace the threads of significant chapters in Greek history: from the Minoan and Mycenaean periods, through to the Archaic era, classical antiquity, the Hellenistic period, then on to Byzantium and the Ottoman rule up to the liberation of Greece. The exhibition concludes with dresses from the late 20th and first two decades of the 21st century. (Until 31/01/2020, Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre).

Black woollen ensemble by “Tsopanellis” Fashion House. Athens 1960s. Donated by Marilly Tsopanelli

Black silk dress with embroidered floral patterns. Athens 1930s. Donated by Maria Zografou-Dounta

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