The Hanging Garden draws its inspiration from the details one can make out while in a forest-garden at midnight. Textiles and colours make up a playful fascination to the imagination of the viewer, creating thus, new powerful images. That is when shapes are twisted and colours fail to convey their true intensity.
… That is when imagination creatures appear as shadows among the plane and chestnut trees, maybe they live in forest, maybe in the viewer’s mind. Beware of the details, while strolling in the forest at midnight. Half human – half horses, mythical creatures, Centaurs inhabit here…
‘O think of it! We shall inform ourselves
Into all sensuous life, the goat-foot Faun,
The Centaur, or the merry bright-eyed Elves
That leave their dancing rings to spite the dawn
Upon the meadows, shall not be more near
Than you and I to nature’s mysteries, for we shall hear’
(Panthea by Oscar Wilde)
The Hanging Garden
Athina Korda designing philosophy is strongly influenced by absolute geometric shapes. ‘Geometry can create strong emotions’. Her designs include sober lines and dark shades. Experimenting with various contrasting materials, molding them in ways as to give emphasis to garment elements, re- inventing body shapes. Creating garments that can be redefined according to its wearer while flattering the female figure is her basic design objective.