According to a Greek myth Aphrodite’s parents were Zeus and Dione. Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. She had no childhood: in every image and each reference she is born as an adult, nubile, and infinitely desirable. Her festival, Aphrodisia, was celebrated across Greece. Aphrodite was associated with, and often depicted with, the sea, dolphins, doves, swans, pomegranates, sceptres, apples, myrtle, rose trees, lime trees, clams, scallop shells, and pearls. She had many lovers, both gods and men. Aphrodite possessed a magic girdle which had the power of inspiring love and desire for those who wore it.
With a rich heritage rooted in mythology and symbolism, the brand Zeus+Δione transcends classical notions of style and design. Named after the parents of the ancient Greek Goddess of love, beauty and eternal youth, the brand is characterized by a unique interpretation of myth and tradition. While various aspects of ancient culture affect the design of each new collection, the Greek letter, Delta Δ, is a predominant undertone of the brand, alluding to spirituality, harmony and creativity.
olympic resort collection
Beyond symbolism, Zeus+Δione’s lifestyle collections are influenced by minimal structures, geometry and precision, all of which are elements prevalent in classical Greek architecture & design. The inspiration drawn from doric elements are the clean lines embellished with intricate details and elegant patterns stemming from geometric shapes. In collaboration with different entities such as manufacturers, small workshops, artists and designers from all over Greece, Zeus+Δione revives the Hellenic heritage in a contemporary way.
The products feature a light, free-floating, modern folkloric spirit, using a natural, earthy colour palette. Clean, crisp and minimal lines as well as the finest, handmade details feature prominently, adding an element of complexity to the air of timeless simplicity that is the core of the brand. Silk and cotton feature predominantly due to their lightness and simplicity and are contrasted against the modernity and finesse of leather accessories.
athlos ss collection
Olympic Resort 2016 and Athlos SS2016 collections explore the sculptural element of the body figure, the lightness of it at the time of physical exercise and the volumes shaped during natural movement. Black, ivory and gold contrasts blend with rich blue and red tones to create a graphic form of lightness. The natural pallet of honeycomb shades in solid raw silk brings a more sculptural aspect to the clothes with hints of handmade stitching that depicts the artisanal craftsmanship.
A synthesis of contrasting weights and dyes of silk yarns are specifically weaved to fabrics to manifest innovation in archetypal materials. Leather and raffia are combined in handmade bags and sandals creating a harmonious fusion of textures and techniques, while gold and marble highlight different volumes of geometric shapes.