Inspired by two important periods of Greece’s history: on one hand the Golden Period of Ancient Athens, on the other hand the intellectual and poetic literary current of the last century, The Athenians collection by Ergon Mykonos is an artistic link, an interpretation of two influences that hundreds of centuries separate.
The Athenians collection is an open book where ancestral culture mixes with contemporary fashion. With this latest collection, Ergon Mykonos combines functionality with aesthetic and quality. What makes the brand unique is the use of exclusive, handmade textiles, that follow the Greek technique of the loom which has survived through the centuries.
The long dresses feature minimalist, simple and efficient cuts where only the embroidery, inspired by the pottery of the Golden Period of Ancient Athens, brings a touch of sophistication and poetry. The silhouettes symbolize freedom, movement, simplicity, unadorned elegance.
The myth of the Golden Age is the mythical period of the origins of humanity, where individuals lived the most total happiness in a kind of earthly paradise. Inspired by this period of history, dating back to the 5th century BC, but also by the contemporary Greek poetry of the 20th century, like the famous Constantine Cavafy, the designer, Marietta, proposes The Athenians collection.
The Athenians collection recalls daily scenes painted on the pottery with a touch of sweetness inspired by the current authors. The collection celebrates culture and makes us travel back in time. It will seduce dynamic women who like, through the style, to express their personality and honor their past.
Colors also play with the lightness of a unique beige essentially illuminated by gold embroidery, inspired by the Greek Meander or Greek Key motifs.
The Athenians collection plays with volumes; the tops, shirt-dresses, pants are worn wide, straight and the ornaments punctuate the outfits bringing a touch of geometry.
The cuts are simple, minimalist, comfortable and elegant. The geometry of the lines sublimate even more the immaculate white of premium cotton garments. Exclusive textiles woven on electrical loom, emphasize on archetypal motifs used on Ancient Greek Pottery, geometrical patterns of Greek Meander, also known as Greek Key and the Olympic Runners, imprinting the cultural thrive during the Golden period in Athens.
Cradled since her childhood by art, graduated of the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, Marietta Karpathiou, founder and creative director, mixes her influences to offer her own definition of contemporary design through a ready-to-wear collection but also decorative objects for home, all made in Greece. Each object plays the contrast between Greek cultural references such as mythology and the creative force firmly rooted in our time. The fusion of art, style and culture with a modern vision, 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.