Fashion for Myrto Dramountani has an architectural dimension and application. We construct clothes for the same reason we construct a house: we seek a shelter for the body and we achieve that through geometric designs. Our clothes protect us, create feelings, impressions and function with us. So does the space we live, work or been active in. The process by which a dress is constructed is similarly questioned by metaphors of architectural construction. Fashion design and architecture share much of the same vocabulary and similar techniques of construction: pinning, darting, folding, wrapping, draping, cutting.
Myrto Dramountani is a high end womenswear brand with an edge. The premiumness of the brand is found in the design itself, which involves a sophisticated laser cut process of the fabric. The 2-3 dimensional laser cut patterns create an avant-garde look and feel.
“So when I design clothes I am always influenced by architecture and I even use architectural design software in order to create my designs. My goal is to cover, but also to reveal the body in a structural way. I design the fabric and I cut it with laser cut machines. All of my garments have 2 or 3 dimensional laser cut shapes. Geometry is also a source of inspiration for me as I transform basic geometrical shapes into interesting fashion combinations. The most challenging thing is to discover new techniques in order to create unique clothes. The manipulation of the fabric is a very important aspect in my work and kind of my trade mark.”
Myrto Dramountani is a Fashion Designer and Architect. She is actively working in London and Dubai. Studying fashion at Parsons, the New School for Design, gave Myrto early exposure to the New York City fashion scene. She started her brand in 2011. It was the attraction and challenge of going it alone. She wanted to see her spark of inspiration realized into a successful business. As her techniques are unique, it was the only way she could take total control over her designs and bring them to life.