armiriki, tshirts

The best graphic T-shirts are made in Greece

by Kristel Liakou “A T-shirt (or t-shirt, or tee) is a style of unisex fabric shirt, named after the T shape of the body and sleeves…” documents Wikipedia defining the meaning of the classic T-shirt. Let us add that, back in 1904, Jockey International (Cooper’s Inc.) launched the “bachelors undershirt”, […]

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Capitalist Fashion Industry knocked down by Lucinda Chambers

For all the theoreticians, fashion would be like another way to live the bourgeois society -often dictated by the western world. It could be an excuse for the rich to exploit the poor or a lens to look through capitalism. Karl Marx would say “The textile industry inaugurated the factory […]

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The extravagant closet and character of Vitamin C

After Constantina Papakonstantinou graduated from the Theater Department of the University of Peloponnese, Faculty of Fine Arts and while she was spending time back at her hometown, Larissa, -working at her family business- she decided to move to Athens and find what she wanted to do with her life. The […]

BALLENCIAGA SHOPPING BAG

Balenciaga’s latest “haute” product is a shopping bag

I think of Demna Gvasalia as a very funny person who brings fresh air into the fashion world. What he has done with his collective brand, Vetements, is outrageously genius. He is known for his innovative, trolling attitude. Who could have forgotten the Vetements DHL tee costing 185 pounds? Now, as a […]

J W ANDERSON

GLITTER_GUTTER: Converse and J. W. Anderson team-up for an All Stars capsule

by Kristel Liakou What would you have thought of Chuck Taylor All Stars embroidered with glitter? We could say that this specific mix combines streetwear with high-fashion. A few days ago we spotted Chuck Taylor All Stars embroidered with glitter during Pitti Uomo, where the London-based brand J. W. Anderson showcased his latest collection, a […]

Wonder Woman

Bone up on Wonder Woman: Who is the actual creator?

by Kristel Liakou   Wonder Woman is D for Superman, The Princess of Themyscira for the Amazons and Diana Prince for the society. The pop culture superheroine was published in graphic novels by DC Comics. Since then she is a continuing symbol of female empowerment. The versatile woman created by […]

deco, closet liberation

Finding balance in chaos with Kostas Dekoumes

People usually pretend to be more than what they actually are. I like to meet the opposite kind; the ones that pretend to be less. Kostas Dekoumes, also known as Deko, an Athens-based freelance photographer, is one of them. He bought a camera in 2009 and, being an amateur, started to experiment more and more. […]

nis, serbia, people

Citizens of the World: Niš, Serbia

by Kristel Liakou Niš is the third largest city in Serbia. We can assume that it is more likely an industrial city having tobacco, electronics, construction, food processing, and so many more industries. It is considered the cultural center of the south-eastern part of the Republic of Serbia and this is very important. Why do you ask? Because […]

BOB MAURIDIS

Bob Mauridis: a rempetis or a high gain devil rocker?

by Kristel Liakou *Rembetis: the musician who writes|sings|plays greek folk music.   He started singing since he was 13 years old. The first concert he gave was at the central square of Sparta, the town he comes from. Now, after all these years experimenting with a bunch of different music […]