Ergon Mykonos Garifalia Dress is part of 1821 Evolution collection inspired by the painters of the revolution during the early 19th century, who left behind an enormous heritage for the generations to come. 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. The textiles and designs 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. 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.
Maria is wearing Garifalia dress, a loose princess type dress made from 100% Greek cotton woven on electrical loom and design pattern originally created by ‘ergon Mykonos team. Featuring a princess line shape, spaghetti straps, ankle high length and diagonal pleated bottom.
Pattern inspiration: stemma pattern inspired from a painting found at the Archeological Museum in Heraklion Crete. The hero was depicted wearing a shirt having a decorative motive exactly like the one knitted on our fabric. Pattern inspiration: pietes pattern is inspired by the pleats of the fustanella skirt, conceived as if painted on canvas. Style inspiration: inspired by the fustanella skirt the dress ends in pleats and combines the stemma pattern that was worn as a decorative motive on shirts during that time. At the point where the two patterns join the seams are rough reminding us the torn clothes from battle.
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. Respecting our planet and responding to the shifting needs of fashion the brand has adopted a made-to-order production cycle and we produce on demand your orders. Please allow up to 3-5 working days for garments to be created.
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 Marietta Karpathiou.