Mar 01 2007

Published by ATOPOS cvc
Edited by Vassilis Zidianakis
ISBN: 978 960 89637 1 9 (en)
ISBN: 978 960 89637 0 2 (gr)

The ‘RRRIPP!! Paper Fashion’ exhibition looks into the use of paper as a material for garment manufacture, an unknown aspect of sartorial culture. A very unique and special publication/catalogue accompanies the first Paper Fashion exhibition at the Benaki Museum, Athens. This is a book in process, making openings to various parties, leaving open working hypotheses through the specialists’ texts, which depict various aspects of research into the history of the relationship of paper to garments. The book simultaneously places particular emphasis on the ephemeral, fragile, humble and poetic nature of paper garments, juxtaposing modern creations with paper garments from different cultures and civilisations.

The RRRIPP!! Paper Fashion catalogue features essays by experts in the sartorial field:
Vassilis Zidianakis, Artistic Director of ATOPOS cvc: Preface
› Christina Leitner, Lecturer at the Arts University Linz and the Salzburg University and Artist: ‘Paper- A Textile Material?’
› Marie-Claire Bataille-Benguigui, Dr. of Anthropoly in Paris: ‘Tui Nadrau Draped in a Roll of Tapa’
› Alexandra Palmer, Curator of the Textiles and Costume Department of the Royal Ontario Museum: ‘The Sixties Paper Caper Fashions’
Christoph Grunenberg, Director of Tate Liverpool: ‘Colour Soon Transcended the Purely Optical’
› Myrsini Pichou, Curator of the Atopos Paper Fashion Collection: ‘The Sixties Paper Dresses. The Atopos Collection’
› Kyriaki Lentzi, Conservator of antiquities and works of art and Yorgos Facorellis, Department of Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art at Athens Technological Educational Institute: ‘The Non-Woven garments of the Atopos Collection: A Physical-Chemical Investigation’
› Lydia Kamitsis, Fashion historian, sartorial archaeologist and Lecturer at the Sorbonne University-Paris IV: ‘Paco Rabanne’s Paper Dresses: a Visionary Project’
› Kaat Debo, curator of the Mode Museum in Antwerp: ‘Paper Fashion: A Reflection on Time’
› Akiko Fukai, Chief curator of the Kyoto Costume Institute: ‘Japanese Paper Culture: The Modern Paper Dress’

Participating Designers & Artists:
A.F.Vandevorst (BE), Amandine Labidoire (FR), Andy Warhol (US), Angelo Plessas (GR/IT), Angelos Brattis (GR), Angelos Frentzos (GR), Anna Piaggi (IT), Annette Meyer (DK), Aurore Thibout (FR), Bas Kosters (NL), Bernhard Willhelm (DE), Bless (DE), Carlos Soto (US), Cheryl Yun (US), Demna Gvasalia (GE), Deux Hommes (GR), Dionisis Kavallieratos (GR), Dirk Van Saene (BE), Esmeralda Panagiotarou (CY), Helmut Lang (AT), Hiroaki Ohya (JP), Hugo Boss (DE)/James Rosenquist (US), Hussein Chalayan (UK), Ileana Giannakoura (GR), Ioannis Dimitroussis (GR), Irini Miga (GR), Isabelle de Borchgrave (BE), Issey Miyake (JP), Jackie Nickerson (US), Jannis Varelas (GR), Johanna Trudzinski (DE), John Galliano (UK), Jum Nakao (BR), Junya Watanabe (JP), Jürgen Lehl (DE), Kostas Murkudis (DE), Kosuke Tsumura (JP), Maison Martin Margiela (FR), Marcus Tomlinson (UK), Matthew Sporzynski (US), Michael Cepress (US), MI-RO (GR), Nagi Noda (JP), Paul Graves (US), Philip Treacy (IE), Reiko Sudo/Nuno Corp,. (JP), Rick Owens (US), Robert Wilson (US), Sarah Caplan/MPH Design (US), Sophia Kokosalaki (GR), Tao/Comme des Garçons (JP), UEG (PL), Vassilis Barbarigos (GR), Vasso Gavaisse (GR), Walter van Beirendonck (BE), Yannis Kyriakides (CY), Yiorgos Eleftheriades (GR), Yoshiki Hishinuma (JP), Zoe Keramea (GR)

RRRIPP!! Paper Fashion catalogue (sample)


RRRIPP! Paper Fashion catalogue is distributed by IDEA BOOKS