Eco Chic

Eco Museum Amphitheatre, Syntagma Square, Athens, Greece

Green Design Festival I

Eco Chic Fashion

10 September  – 1 October 2008

A radically conceived exhibition, elegantly refuting the quaint notion that ecologically aware fashion inevitably compromises on style or quality.

Exhibition

Double Decker installed the exhibition in a series of precision-lit glass display chambers, one for each piece. The vitrines were divided by two-way mirrors, with lighting changes transforming the exhibit back and forth from a garment & its reflected double to the garment alongside a contextualising display; illuminating the fabric, process or concept at the core of the piece’s design.

The Green Design Festival was a standout feature of the ‘Eco Museum’, an open contemporary playground situated in Athens’ Syntagma Square. The Museum was an expression of environmental awareness in itself, providing an ideal context for Double Decker’s green curatorial ideas, from energy saving bulbs to second-hand props and decorative materials.

14 internationally well-known designers created garments and accessories using eco-friendly, recycled and recyclable materials, proving that eco-fashion can be chic, experimental and innovative.

Curated

Double Decker in collaboration with Maro Panagiotakopoulou

Collaborators

Angeliki Papahroni, Natasha Xidi

Exhibition Designer

Angeliki Athanasiadou

Organised and Produced

Brainlab

Participants

Adria (Greece), Angelos Bratis (Greece), Sandra Backlund (Sweden), Vasso Consola (Greece), Deux Hommes (Greece), Costia Gouroutidis (Greece), Junky Styling (UK), Athena Kouroukli (Greece), Erifilly Nikolopoulou (Greece), Noir (Denmark), Dimitris Dassios (Greece) Orsalia Parthenis (Greece), Daphne Valente (Greece), Victim Fashion Street (UK)

Facts

Three-week programme

70 participating architects, industrial designers, graphic designers, graffiti artists & fashion designers

Extensive media coverage (245 articles)

Junky Styling

Junky Styling

Junky Styling

Junky Styling

Victim Fashion

Victim Fashion

Victim Fashion

Victim Fashion

Sandra Backlund

Sandra Backlund

Sandra Backlund

Sandra Backlund

Dimitris Dassios

Dimitris Dassios

Dimitris Dassios

Dimitris Dassios

Adria

Adria

Adria

Adria

Orasalia Parthenis

Orasalia Parthenis

Orasalia_Parthenis

Orasalia_Parthenis

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