Feb 2 -3 2017
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BRITISH COUNCIL
72 Salaminos str.
104 35 Athens
After the success of the British Council’s Sustainable Fashion workshop in France, a two-day event dedicated to Sustainability in Fashion will be taking place in Athens in cooperation with Atopos cvc.
EVENT PROGRAMME Thursday February 2nd 2017, 18.30–21.00 Open Discussion
The aim of the Sustainable Fashion event is to raise awareness of the impact of fashion on the environment and to generate curiosity and interest in sustainable fashion. It will share examples of good practice in embedding sustainable practices in one’s relationship to clothing and fashion, as well as information about the Fashion Revolution campaign. The talk is primarily aimed at fashion designers, editors, bloggers, entrepreneurs, stylists, art lovers, fashion lovers and people interested in environmental issues. The guest speakers will be Alice Holmberg (Social Entrepreneur and Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins), Orsola De Castro (Founder and Director of Fashion Revolution), Stamos Fafalios, (Director of Atopos cvc) and Ζeus+Dione, (Fashion Designers). The talk will be moderated by journalists Efi Falida (Ta NEA) and Elis Kiss (Kathimerini English Edition, K magazine).
A Presentation of selected items from the Atopos Paper Dress Collection
The Paper Fashion presentation, curated by Stamos Fafalios, will include a selection of collectible items from the Atopos Paper Dress Collection, the largest paper dress collection in the world. Atopos Paper Fashion has taken the form of an exhibition and it has travelled to various international museums and institutions, such as the Benaki Museum, Athens, the Mudam-Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, the Museum Bellerive/Design Museum, Zurich, the ModeMuseum, Antwerp, and the Galerie Stihl Waibligen. The collection includes Japanese pieces from the Edo period, disposable paper dresses from the ‘60s, creations by famous designers, such as Issey Miyake, Maison Martin Margiela, Walter Van Beirendonck, the Campbell Soup Dress after Andy Warhol, the Lisa Dress by Robert Wilson, the Yellow Pages Dress by Howard Hodgkin and so on.
Due to limited capacity in the discussion room, seating will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Friday February 3rd 2017, 10.00-14.00Workshop for young fashion designers and professionals
The Sustainable Fashion workshop will bring together young fashion professionals already on route to sustainability or just embarking on the journey. It will debunk some of the myths around sustainability and aesthetics, sustainability and consumption, and create a sense of what sustainability means now. For fashion enterprises starting out now, sustainability is not about cutting back, it is about the future of their businesses and this is a forum for formulating it. The workshop is offered free of charge, however, all interested parties should apply to the relevant open call. The workshop will be facilitated by Alice Holmberg, an Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins and at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion at the London College of Fashion.
The discussion and the workshop will be held in English (no interpretation available).
The Sustainable Fashion programme is organised by the British Council and Atopos cvc.
- Feb 3rd 2017 Open Call Sustainable Fashion Workshop