1821 Evolution is Ergon Mykonos brand new collection inspired by the painters of the Greek Revolution during the early 19th century, who left behind an enormous heritage for the generations to come.
Ergon Mykonos SS21 is a tribute to the 200 years of Greece’s liberation from 400 years of slavery by the Ottoman Empire.
The inspiration for Ergon Mykonos 1821 Evolution comes from a research of the history and the scenes depicted with ‘journalistic detail’ on the canvases by Eugene Delacroix, William Turner, August Vinson, Nikolaos Gyzis, and many others.
This year’s narrative is an anniversary to freedom; an opportunity for redefinition; a tribute to the female figure of the time.
Strongly artistic and symbolic this new empowering collection serves as a stylistic dialogue that joins the past with the present.
The textiles and designs for 1821 Evolution emerge to revive a kind of tableau vivant composed by the pleats of foustanela skirt and tsarouxi shoes worn from the heroes prepared for war, the Agamemnon boat owned by the heroic figure of Bouboulina and the jewelry pattern designed on the blouses of Greeks during that time.
Every Ergon Mykonos 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 which has survived through the centuries.
The story behind each collection by Ergon Mykonos comes from the images and tales of Greek mythology, elements & materials of Greece’s rich past and is customised to the contemporary, minimal aesthetic and artistic glance of the brand’s designer and creative director Marietta Karpathiou.
Credits: Creative Director | Marietta Karpathiou – Photographer | Nikolaos Brouzakis & George Savvoulidis – Graphic Design | Margarita Dimitriadou – – Make Up | Irini Kazouli – Models | Maria & Malamatenia Partheni – Filareti Kreouzi | Garden cat – Sylvestros