The ancient Greek aesthetics cover centuries and are defined by philosophical arguments. This connection of philosophy, science, architecture and beauty has always been the core of Ergon Mykonos. The SS18 collection Hellenes is inspired and has ‘blossomed’ through the spirit of the Hellenistic period.
The theory of beauty in the Hellenistic period, attributed Beauty to Proportion, Functionality and Form. All three attributes are present in the new designs: Geometry, Artistic Harmony, Natural elements in forms and shapes that resemble the Greek life and environment, motifs with hellenistic statues combined with colours & textures of today’s Greece.
The design of the clothes has remained faithful to Functionality and love for the woman of today. Free sizes, loose fabrics, an air of freedom in every movement. The manufacture of the textiles is made through the ancient method of the loom, but this time the handmade process has been replaced by the Hellenistic mechanical loom.
Every motif has a repetition of 25cm, a technique followed in Greece during that period and the fabric is 100% pure cotton. A magical process for the creators that leads to an authentically Hellenic collection with designs, textiles and fabrics that glorify the woman of today.
The love for art and the love of fashion as art of the designer Marietta Karpathiou is filled with the essence of Greece and contemporary design and is embodied in the Ergon Mykonos collections. Every single design or item invites you to travel in time and the culture of Greece and stands as a piece of art on its own. What makes the brand unique is the use of exclusive, handmade textiles, that follow the Greek technique of the loom that has survived through the centuries.
Marietta, Creative Director & Founder of the brand, with intense artistic and architectural influences throughout her childhood and with distinctions in her education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, has managed to materialise her experience in architecture and product design into a brand that embodies her vision of clothing and items which carry the timeless inventiveness of Greece, the Greek spirit and its innovation. The personal touch of the brand is reinforced with the exclusive approach of George Pavlakis, Artistic Director of ergon mykonos & Margarita Dimitriadou’s, Graphic Designer, artistic displays of the Greek past.