The exhibition Haute-à-Porter opened on April 2nd, 2016 and was ranked by French Vogue as one of the top three for 2016, internationally.
Furthermore, he is the Fashion Features Editor of Dapper Dan Magazine, and counts a sum up of approximately 350 interviews since 2004 with fashion pioneers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Viktor & Rolf, Pamela Golbin, Michele Lamy, Olivier Theyskens, June Newton aka Alice Springs, Julien D’Ys, Harold Koda, Iris Van Herpen, Nick Knight, Gareth Pugh, Hans Feurer, Thom Browne, Mats Gustafson, Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni, Vivienne Westwood, Peter Lindbergh, Sacai’s Chitose Abe, Antonio Mancinelli, Colin McDowell, Lanvin’s Lucas Ossendrijver, Alexander Fury, Pierre Hardy, Valerie Steele, Farida Khelfa, Rick Owens, Christian Lacroix, Paolo Roversi, Helmut Lang, Jun Takahashi, Dries Van Noten, Haider Ackermann, Yohji Yamamoto, Christophe Lemaire, Juergen Teller, Zandra Rhodes, Stephen Jones, Nicole Phelps, Sebastien Meunier, Glenn Martens…
He started off his career assisting as a stylist for the Greek editions of L’Officiel and Vogue.
For four years he worked as head designer at the Athenian atelier Loukia for the haute couture and prêt-a-porter collections before moving to Paris consisting lengthy internships for designers like John Galliano, Christian Dior and Chloe in mid 2000.
Today, Motwary continues to create costumes for bespoke projects alone or in collaboration with jewelry designer Maria Mastori with whom he worked together on six pret-a-porter collections, from 2006 to 2010.
His costumes have been presented in several of museums, including Modemuseum Hasselt in Belgium, Atopos, La Gaite Lyrique in Paris, Centraal Museum Utrecht in The Netherlands, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de Saint-Brieuc in Brittany France (…)
As a visual journalist, he cooperation with the digital Joyce.com in Hong Kong since 2011 while working on other joint projects for clients such as Giambattista Valli, Christian Louboutin, Sacai…
Since 2010 he has collaborated with several online platforms, magazines and publications such as METAL magazine, Vogue.fr, Vogue.it, New Yorker’s THE CUT, Boycott Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, W magazine, Mixte Magazine, Totem, Kenzo, Chloe, Mercedes Benz, TheStimuleye among others.
Between 2011-2015 he collaborated closely with the founder and director of the Villa Noailles and Hyères Festival, Jean Pierre Blanc.
From 2005 to 2015, he was the founder of the twice awarded blog, the renowned Un nouVeau iDEAL which was listed in “The World’s Top Fashion Blogs” book, edited by Susie Bubble, William Oliver and published by PRESTEL (2011).
In February 2014, Motwary was invited by Premiere Vision and Zoom by Fatex to exhibit a series of large-scale photographs as a solo show, titled “STREET IT BOYZ”.
Motwary is the curator of educational event FASHION ON SCREEN, a short films festival presented in Athens organized by Fashion Workshop, since 2014.
On June 28, 2016 he curated “Haute-ART-Porter” a mini-exhibition affiliated to Haute-à-Porter, at the Modemuseum of Hasselt in Belgium. “Haute-ART-Porter” is the result of three workshops that took place between the dates 10 to 21 May, 2016 in Hasselt and involved students from three local ART universities: Stedelijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Hasselt, Provinciale Kunsthumaniora Hasselt and PXL-MAD | School of Arts. The workshops focused on three subjects on which the students produced fashion illustrations based on garments presented in the Haute-à-Porter exhibition, Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto and British-Gibraltar born designer John Galliano.
On 2 July 2016, Motwary was invited as a guest of FASHIONCLASH in Maastricht to speak both about Haute-à-Porter the exhibition and his book that is available to purchase online through the publisher’s website or from Amazon and selected bookstores, internationally.
For Modemuseum Hasselt’s upcoming exhibition titled ACROSS JAPAN, Motwary was responsible for all garments’ preparation research, selections and visual presented within. The exhibition opened on 4 March 2017.
In April 2017 along with Dobrila Denegri Yannick Aellen and Franc´Pairon, Filep Motwary was invited as Jury member for the last edition of the Austrian Fashion Awards and Take Festival.
The Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture has invited Motwary to present his career highlights formed as a lecture to the students of the 1st Technical Lyceum in Nicosia, on On October 24, 2017.
On November 20 and 21, 2017 he was invited to direct a two-day workshop at the 1st Technical Lyceum of Nicosia (CY) as part of “ACT” (DRASE) a project supported by the EU. It featured students between the ages 14-17. The workshop focused on the differences or similarities between Haute Couture and pret-a-porter in contemporary fashion.
On 18 April 2018, Motwary will be in Florence by invitation of Polimoda and its Director Mr Danilo Venturi for a lecture, presented through “Rendez Vous” the well known series of lectures presented at Villa Favard.
For the moment is working on his second book. More details to follow.
EXHIBITIONS (as participant)
- MODEMUSEUM HASSELT, ACROSS JAPAN, Hasselt March 2017 (research & selections of garments and visuals presented).
- LOUKIA OMNIUM GATHERUM. Athens 2016 (group show – photography)
- MUSEE D’ART ET D’HISTOIRE DE SAINT-BRIEUC. Brittany 2015 (ATOPOS: “Yeah !!! La Mode” (group show costumes)
- LANITIS FOUNDATION.LIMASSOL 2014 (THE BETROTHED, costumes)
- CENTRAAL MUSEUM 2014 (ATOPOS: “ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion” (costumes)
- PREMIERE VISION + ZOOM BY FATEX. Paris 2013 (Solo show photography at PREMIERE VISION Paris.)
- BYRON MUSEUM. Nicosia 2013 (“BEYOND DRESS CODES”costumes)
- LA GAITE LYRIQUE. Paris 2013 (ATOPOS: “ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion” costumes)
- MODEMUSEUM. Hasselt 2011 (PRINTS! costumes)
- HELLENIC AMERICAN UNION. Athens 2011 (“BEYOND DRESS CODES” costumes)
- POMPIDOU. Paris 2011 (ASVOFF, “NUPTIALIS: IS THIS REAL LIFE” – film)
- PALLAS. Athens 2011 (OZON, “NUPTIALIS: IS THIS REAL LIFE” film)
- MICHAEL CACOYANNIS FOUNDATION. Athens 2010 (“SARKA” film)
as JURY MEMBER
• La Cambre Mode[s]. Brussels 2013
• La Cambre Mode[s]. Brussels 2014
• AFA & Austrian Fashion Awards 2017
as QUEST SPEAKER
Filep Motwary , is available for:
• Consulting services
• Media interviews in the online and offline press and media.
• Commentary on current events
• Speaking engagements and panel moderation
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