ZEUS+DIONE 10-year Anniversary Catwalk Show
Immerse yourself in the world of Zeus+Dione and their Resort’24 Collection, where past and present intertwine and the legacy of Greek artisans’ merge with the zeitgeist of the modern world. From the depths of Kalymnos’ sponge divers to the hands of Syrrako’s master tailors, the collection, and the journey to get there, celebrates the country’s rich heritage and varied crafts people. Intrigued by the allure of Greek artisans’ uniforms, Marios Schwab charts a cartographic opus, an interplay between the time-worn and the refined which celebrates the simplicity of the Doric aesthetic, the very essence of Greece minimalism.
Immaculately tailored trousers, sleeves precisely rolled, and hats steeped in symbolism become the embodiment and essence of the artisan the piece is inspired by. Jumpsuits and pinstriped tailoring reference Greece’s celebrated outdoor photographers, and the barbers’ pristine white aprons. Each garment tells a story of their provenance and of those who wore them.
At the core of this story resides Athens, the genesis of the brand’s ten-year creative voyage. Taking inspiration from the esteemed Athenian merchants, such as Christakis - Gentlemen’s Tailors, Schwab transforms Spathoto silk into sharp, gender-inclusive creations tailored precisely. Celebrating the sensual and tactile relationship between the garment and its wearer, this signature fabric feels almost soothing to the skin.
Conjuring the fervor of coppersmith workshops in Piraeus and Northern Greece, this ancient metal is interspersed throughout the collection in hardware, imbuing the colour palette with a warmth and lustre. A colour palette of fuchsia, Yves Klein blue, black and white, khaki interwoven with golden threads and metallic silver.
Schwab pays homage to the iconic, black-veiled female figure of Greek legend in the women’s collection, which has a melodic quietness. From the enigmatic widow in Zorba the Greek, to the somber beauty of Marina in The Girl in Black, to the indomitable Madalena of Finos Film productions, the designs honour these women and resound with purpose, harboring untold secrets.
The Catwalk Looks
Concept, Creative Direction and Set: Marios Schwab
Styling: Katy England
Lighting Design: Eleftheria Deko
Music & Sound Design: Stavros Gasparatos for ZEUS+DIONE
Performance Direction and Choreography: Lynsey Peisinger
Hair Styling: Jose Quijano using L’Oréal Professionnel
Make up: Athina Karakitsou using Lancôme
Seating Design: Leda Athanasopoulou
Show Support: PANSiK fashion school
Show & Event Production: YARD
Silver Harness Pendant and Silver Buttons: Design House MINAS by Prometheus x ZEUS+DIONE
Sandals and Rubber Boots: Ancient Greek Sandals x ZEUS+DIONE
Shirtmaking: CHRISTAKIS Athens x ZEUS+DIONE
Tailoring: Bespoke Athens
Silk Fabrics: Silk Line - Ath. Mouhtaridis S.A.
Embroideries: Aris Tzonevrakis
Copper Vessels: Yiannis Vogdanis & Marios Schwab x ZEUS+DIONE
Copper sheets: Provided by HALCOR
Model Casting Director: Sofia Daichristou, D Models
Stage Manager: Manon Renier Invitations
Creative Design: MNP Athens
Public Relations Greece: OPUS Public
Relations United Kingdom: JESS CHRISTIE
Public Relations France: FAVORI
Evelina Adamakopoulou, Julia Bernard, Alexandra Dalampira, Nikoleta Dimitropoulou, Efi Droulia, Lina Fournarou, Katerina Giantikidi, Eleni Gioni, Ilias Iliopoulos, Dorina Kappatou, Chrysa Kotsi, Linda Kyriakou, Charalambos Mitsotakis, Maria Mouroutsou, Alina Nanopoulou, Anastasia Ntodeva, Katarina Paraskevadaki, Katerina Psaradeli, Marina Sampani, Natasa Spatharioti, Magda Spyratou, Alexandros Stavropoulos, Angeliki Tsirou, Andreas Tzouganatos, Anastasia Verzoviti, Vasiliki Vlachou, Ioanna Zisaki.
ZEUS+DIONE would like to specially thank the following
Alexandra Androtsopoulou, Antoine Asseraf, Alexandra Bissa, Yiannis Bournias, Afroditi Bratakou, Yiannis Chatizipanagiotis, Vish Chopra, Jessica Christie, Thanasis Dardanasis, Manos Daskalakis, Spyros Daskalou, Vasilis Diamantopoulos, Maria Giovanna Drago, Mirka Drapaniotou, Margaritis Foudoulis, Angeliki Giannakidou, Niki Gkourdouki, Rene Habermacher, Helen Hoad, Yiorgos Kaplanidis, Matoula Karastatira, Katerina Karoussos, Natalia Katifori, Yiorgos Kordakis, Zoe Kousaki, Anestis Kreontas, Maria Lagogianni, Maria Lemos, George Manginis, Gina Margaritopoulou, Artemis Markaki, Ioanna Martini, Diana Masu, Katja Mayer, Lefteris Metalidis, Apostolis Metalidis, Alex Metaxoulis, Themis Misailidis, Benaki Museum, Antonis Nyflis, Christos Nyflis, Manos Peretzoglou, Celia Phillips, Konstantinos Prokopidis, Angeliki Roumelioti, Vicki Billy Samara, Barbara Sevdali, Petros Sideropoulos, George Sidiropoulos, Lali Tebntorantze, Tasos Terzidis, Stathis Tiriandafilidis, Dimitra Christina Marina Tsakirogouglou, Zacharias Panagiotis Tsalavoutas Tsakirouglou, Katerina Tsigarida, Fotis Tsimelas, Fotis Vatzadakis, Yiorgos Vatzadakis, Talitha Vee Wassell, Miranda Warmington, Talitha Wassel, Tristan Wood, Dimitra Zorba