December 7, 2022

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dior documentary highlights collaboration with greek artisans on the athens cruise show


‘the greek bar jacket’ GOES BEHIND THE SCENES OF DIOR CRUISE 2022

 

a new documentary titled ‘the greek bar jacket’ traces the making of the dior cruise 2022 collection by maria grazia chiuri, which was unveiled in a spectacular show in athens last june. captured by filmmaker marianna economou, the film offers a wide-ranging overview and intimate insights into the conceptualization and realization of the greece-inspired collection. given carte blanche, economou traveled across the country to visit the greek artisans that collaborated with chiuri on the athens cruise show. the result is an all-encompassing and yet intimately personal exploration of the creative forces, influences, and moments that contributed to the collection, as well as a celebration of the specialized savoir-faire of both the local artisans and the fashion house’s own ateliers.the dior cruise 22 collection by maria grazia chiuri at the acropolis | image © ria mort (also header image)

‘the greek bar jacket’ © marianna economou – anemon productions

all images courtesy dior

 

 

THE DOCUMENTARY premieres on dior’s youtube channel

 

during the making of the dior cruise 2022, marianna economou was given carte blanche to go behind the scenes and

explore the creative processes that shaped the collection, from the inspirations of ancient and contemporary greece to the work of its specialized craftspeople. the documentary captures the collaborations, influences and moments that made this collection so unique, as well as the role played by the art and architecture of antiquity in this cross-cultural exchange.

 

‘the greek bar jacket’ takes viewers on a journey across greece and inside the workshops of all the local artisans that worked with maria grazia chiuri on the collection. the film steps into the embroidery atelier of aristides tzonevrakis, who gave the fashion house’s iconic ‘bar’ jacket a grecian update, as well as the studio of artist christiana soulou, who developed seven monochromatic mythological figures that were then weaved into colored fil coupé fabrics. in the town of soufli, it visits the silk line factory, run by kostas mouhtaridis and dimitra kolotoura, who came up with innovative new reimaginings of iconic house motifs, namely a lustrous houndstooth in silk and golden yarns and a transparent toile de jouy. finally, in the port of piraeus in athens, it captures the work of atelier tsalavoutas, who reinterpreted the iconic fisherman’s cap for the dior cruise 2022 show by crowning it with a braid made by NE.M.A., an atelier that is dedicated to transmitting traditional passementerie techniques. learn more about the cruise 2022 collaborations here, and stay tuned to watch ‘the greek bar jacket’ in full on thursday, january 13, 2022, on dior’s youtube channel.

dior documentary highlights collaboration with greek artisans on the athens cruise show
poster of ‘the greek bar jacket’ documentary

dior documentary highlights collaboration with greek artisans on the athens cruise show
image © marianna economou



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