MASTORI*MOTWARY STUDIO “THE BETROTHED”
"A young man and a young woman are about to be married. They have never met nor seen each other, as their parents have decided the future for them. Based on experimental approach, the costumes reflect the multidimensional traditions of Cyprus, embellished by its many gamut conquerors, throughout the history of the island. Embodying the form of superstitions, the need for inner evolution, the belief for salvation through religion, the jewellery carry the forms of triangular symbols, forcing both the man’s and woman’s attire to posit a protean and multi-cultural montage of local historical references. In short, the clothes are an encounter of influences, not concerned with segregation of disciplines and in dialogue between them."
Costumes FILEP MOTWARY, Jewelry MARIA MASTORI, Photography THANASSIS KRIKIS, Fashion Editor NICHOLAS GEORGIOU, Hair/Maquillage STELLAR Models ANASTASIA.P / Dmodels, HARRY KOUSHOS, Thank you D.Isopoulou, P.Lycos
The garments and jewellery are part of "BEYOND DRESS CODES" a group exhibition that opened on September 27th, curated by Lydia Kamitsis, organized by the Cyprus Fashion Designers Association and Laiki Bank Cultural Centre produced by the Hellenic American Union (HAU) on the occasion of the launching of its editorial program, the publishing of 12 volumes on Greeces regional costumes (a special volume for Cyprus included), by sketch artist Gissis Papageorgiou. The most extensive and comprehensive existing documentation of traditional Greek dress to date.
Designers exhibiting garments among others are: Hussein Chalayan, John Galliano, Sophia Kokosalaki, Filep Motwary & Maria Mastori, Joanna Louca, Kika Ioannides, Deux Hommes, Jean Paul Gaultier, Aphrodite Hera, Ioannis Guia, Kristina P. Angelos Bratis...
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