FASHION


Christine Callahan buttons Kate Schnakenberg's wedding dress at Ella & Oak, a plus-size bridal company in New York, January 12, 2020. Designers are finding ways to stay alive after the economic tailspin caused by the pandemic. But optimism and determination have returned. [Brittainy Newman/The New York Times]
THE NEW YORK TIMES

Before Covid hit, Christine Callahan and Samantha Brody, founders of Ella & Oak, a company that focuses on bridal fashion for plus-size women, opened their first pop-up showroom on West 29th Street in Manhattan.

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CULTURE

The global fashion industry’s reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic has been swift and highly-pro-active. While companies are donating to pandemic causes, designers are switching production from garments to protective equipment for medical staff and fabric masks for civilians.


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NEWS

Fabric and rubber bands have been sent to 346 seamstresses in 37 prefectures throughout Greece for the production of 40,000 masks as part of an initiative financed and launched online by artist Marios Eleftheriadis and tailor Konstantinos Tektonidis.

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WHAT'S ON

The Onassis Stegi in downtown Athens is hosting a two-day series of events dedicated to sustainability, innovation and new trends in the circular fashion economy in the context of the battle against climate change. 




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IMAGES

Pioneering Greek fashion designer Yannis Tseklenis died on Wednesday at the age of 82, the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, to which he donated his work, announced on Thursday. Tseklenis, who is credited with putting Greek fashion on the map in the 1970s with his bold prints and comfortable silhouettes, started out in the mid-1960s as a fabric designer. He retired in 1991 after branching out into various related fields, including interior design, and expanded his business across the world, from the United States to Iran. He is seen here talking to a group of visitors at a retrospective of his work in the Peloponnesian town of Nafplio in November 2018. [Evangelos Bougiotis/ANA-MPA]


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WHAT'S ON

The Foundation of the Hellenic World and the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation present “Greek Fashion: 100 Inspirational and Creative Years,” a show exploring the influence of Greek culture and civilizations on fashion.