I just found these two backstage snapshots I did back in 2011. The model wears one of the two costumes I designed along with Maria Mastori's jewellery and headpieces, focusing on Cyprus/Hellenic traditional heritage. The project was titled THE BETROTHED and the original photography for the museum's catalogue was by the amazing Thanassis Krikis. The costumes were exhibited both in Greece and Cyprus as well as in Amsterdam. Styling by Nicholas Georgiou with hair and make-up by Stellar. To see Krikis' photographs go to Vogue Italia, by clicking the link below http://www.vogue.it/people-are-talking-about/vogue-arts/2012/10/beyond-dress-codes
She was visting Cyprus for a performance that was presented earlier today in Nicosia and that's when I picked her up and went for a long drive before she posed for me as one of the characters in the MASTORI*MOTWARY STUDIO project, WE COULD BE THE BETROTHED, featuring my costumes and Maria Mastori's jewellery.
I found these two pictures, featuring Josephine (I think she was Dutch) wearing two of my pieces from my SS2007 collection with Maria Mastori in Greece... They were shot in our studio in Kolonaki during a fitting. Though Josephine never made it to the show, I will never forget her.
Based on an original idea by Vassilis Zidianakis, ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion is the first international exhibition on character design in fashion and art. Characters are abstract, reduced figures with a strong anthropomorphic appeal and bold graphical silhouette. Participating designers and artists reshape the human body and reveal a new universe full of dreams, nightmares and hybrid creatures.
Vibskov, ‘The Solar Donkey Experiment’ collection, S/S 2010, photo: Shoji
Participating designers & artists:
Alexander Mcqueen UK, Alex Mattsson SE, Alexis Themistocleous CY, Andrea Ayala Closa ES, Andrea Cammarosano IT, Andrea Crews FR, Bart Hess NL, Bas Kosters NL, Bernhard Willhelm DE, Boris Hoppek DE, Bronwen Marshall UK, Cassette Playa & Gary Card UK, Charlie Le Mindu FR, Chi He CN, Claire Michel FR, Craig Green UK, David Curtis-Ring UK, Digitaria GR, Dr Noki’s NHS UK, Erika Mizuno JP, Freeka Tet FR, Filep Motwary & Maria Mastori CY & GR, George Tourlas GR, Helen Price UK, Henrik Vibskov DK, Hideki Seo JP, Isabel Mastache Martinez ES, Issey Miyake & Dai Fujiwara JP, Jean-Paul Lespagnard BE, Josefin Arnell SE, Kim Traeger DK, Leutton Postle UK, Luis Lopez Smith UK, Mads Dinesen DK, Maison Martin Margiela BE, Manon Kündig CH, Mareunrol’s LV, On Aura Tout Vu FR, Pernilla Winberg SE, Paul Graves US, Pictoplasma DE, Pierre-Antoine Vettorello FR, Piers Atkinson UK, Rejina Pyo KR, Rick Owens US, Rozalb De Mura RO, Shin Murayama JP, Sotiris Bakagiannis GR, Takashi Nishiyama JP, The Brainstorm Design GR, Tracy Widdess CA, Toma Stenko RU, Urban Camouflage DE, Walter Van Beirendonck BE