The dynamic comeback of Yiannis Tseklenis
The progressive textile designs by Tseklenis, inspired by the ancient Greek culture and Greek painters such as Yiannis Gaitis, were presented in April of 2017 in an exhibition devoted to his work entitled: “Tseklenis Tribute: The 70s Drawings Revisited”, which took place at the i-D Concept Stores.
Three Greek designers, Sophia Kokosalaki, Angelos Bratis and Dolly Boukoyannis, revived in their own ways his designs, in order to honour his contribution to the Greek world of fashion.
Ancient Greek designs
Apart from his fashion collections, the Tseklenis signature has marked a number of objects. From fashion accessories, to tiles, sheets, suitcases and professional uniforms (e.g. Olympic Airways staff), to the interior design of vehicles and airplanes. The Public Transportation vehicles of Greece – such as buses and trains – were designed in the past by Tseklenis.
The Greek creation is alive
«In order for the Greek designers to succeed abroad, they need the support of the State. There are many names that can prove to the international fashion industry that high quality Greek production is still alive. The creation of a national export strategy is a very important undertaking that the country should develop.».