suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
pantazis EVANGELOS: Vagio: a venture to integrate two elements that have coexisted for many years, but were rarely considered as one entity, jewelery and garment. Argent welding and cloth sewing were equally combined into design compositions that range from skirts to mantles and scarves to shirts, from casual to formal and from usual to extraordinary. Clothing characteristics which were fixed in form and function were reconsidered and replaced by jewelery elements and vice versa. Most designs have a modular-flexible character that offers more than one way of being worn.The outcomes of this attempt were presented in an exhibition which took place in a photographic studio in the centre of Athens in February 2009. Next exhibition is scheduled on September 2010.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
pE: mostly my architectural studies. Experiences from places that I visited and various pieces of traditional clothing that I have found during my trips. My friendship with Ioli and my irrelevance with the world of fashion design.
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
pE: reading: the norwegian forest by Haruki Murakami/ listening to: mostly hip hop and trip hop as well as greek radio(my jewel-wrokshop had only radio by that time)/ watching: 80000shots
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
pE: In the field of fashion design surely Hussein Chalayan. In the field of architecture I like the works of Marc fornes and Skylar tibbits. I am into mostly algorithmic architecture ( because of my studies), and trying to bring that into clothing as well.
graphic design: g.vic, fluffyclouds/music: teo aleksandrakis/model: katerina papadimitriou/prints: kakiousis c.c, symbolink/photography: panos kostouros,fluffyclouds