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[Conférence / Athènes] Crafting the Future

1 février 2019 de 10 h 00 min à 21 h 00 min

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Un événement le 2 février 2019 à 12 h 00 min

Crafting the Future | Looking at new values for the future of fashion and design

The future of fashion is sustainable at Onassis Stegi. #CraftingTheFuture is a two-day programme with talks and workshops that brings together crafts, brilliance and expertise together with innovation and new technologies applied to fashion and design, with the attention needed to be paid to the issue of sustainability. Οrganised by British Council Greece in partnership with #OnassisCulture. Read more, here: &

1-2.2.2019 | Upper Stage
Participation is free following registration | In English with simultaneous translation in Greek

Connecting cultures and learning from each other will be a key element of the #CraftingΤheFuture programme. By bringing together expertise from the UK as well as many other countries, to cross pollinate and share experiences on pioneering sustainable thinking and processes, “Crafting the Future” enables cultures to connect and innovators to learn from each other.

The first day is a conference one, bringing together celebrated lecturers and professionals of the local market. The public will have the opportunity to get an insight into modern-day challenges, the impact of fast fashion on everyday life and the solutions suggested by the industry professionals. Key speakers include Orsola de Castro (Founder & Creative Director of Fashion Revolution), Brigitte Stepputtis (Head of Couture at Vivienne Westwood), Stavros Karelis (Onassis Foundation Creative Consultant, Founder & Buying Director MACHINE-A), Alice Potts (Onassis Fellow), Dimitra Kolotoura (Zeus+Dione).

The second day focuses on the practical training of the participants, presenting a series of workshops dealing with issues of chain supply ethics, upcycling and circular fashion economy.

With a focus on crafts as a vehicle to innovate, the two-day programme ends with a DiscoMAKE party with free admission. Everyone will have the opportunity to bring clothes they don't use any more and with the help of young designers recrafting them, extending their life, contributing thus to sustainability.

● Κeynote speakers
- Orsola de Castro, Founder & Creative Director of Fashion Revolution
- Marina Spadafora, Fashion Designer
- Tamsin Lejeune, CEO at Common Objective
- Brigitte Stepputtis, Head of Couture at Vivienne Westwood
- Rebecca Earley, Design Researcher at the UAL: University of the Arts London
- Stavros Karelis, Onassis Creative Consultant, Founder & Buying Director MACHINE-A
- Christos Petridis and Venediktos Adipas, Designers at Maison Faliakos

● Lightning Talks
- Dimitra Kolotoura, Zeus+Dione
- Angeliki Giannakidou, Director of the Ethnological Museum of Thrace
- Garyfalia Pitsaki 3QUARTERS, Upcycling fashion and accessories brand
- Christopher Brellis, Designer Antidot Design Studio
- Shedia Art, Chris Alefantis, Editor in Chief of Shedia Street paper
- George Kalivis, Project Director at Victoria Square Project

● Panel Discussion
Orsola de Castro, Founder & Creative Director of Fashion Revolution
Kendall Robins, Senior Programme Manager Architecture, Design, Fashion, British Council UK
Dimitra Kolotoura, Zeus+Dione
Alice Potts, Onassis Fellow

Moderated by Tamsin Blanchard, Fashion Journalist and Editor
& Efie Falida, Journalist

● Workshops
- Fashion and Quality | By Marina Spadafora, Fashion Designer
- Circular Design Speeds: creative and strategic approaches for fast
and slow circular fashion and textile design | By Rebecca Early, Professor of Sustainable Fashion Textile Design
- How to be a Fashion Revolutionary | By Orsola de Castro, Co-founder and Creative Director at Fashion Revolution
- Fashion Journalism | By Tamsin Blanchard, Fashion Journalist & Editor
- DiscoMAKE Party | Curated by Matthew Needham

More info: Crafting the Future | Workshops

● Film Screening
"Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist" by Lorna Tucker (2018)
Welcome by Nicole Alexandropoulos, Director of AFFF Athens Fashion Film Festival


#CraftingTheFuture is organised by British Council Greece in partnership with #OnassisCulture. The programme is curated in collaboration with Fashion Revolution.

Curated by:
Μaria Papaioannou, British Council Greece
Αfroditi Panagiotakou, Director of Culture Onassis Foundation
Prodromos Tsiavos, Onassis Stegi
Orsola de Castro, Fashion Revolution

Photo on cover video: Courtesy of Fashion Revolution


Date :
1 février 2019
Heure :
10 h 00 min à 21 h 00 min
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