Aucarre Skalidaki

london
City:
london
Country:
greece
University / School:
Central Sain Martins / University of the Arts London
Production Location:
ATHENS/GREECE
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Collection – NARCISSISTIC WORLD

Skalidaki Aucarre is a brand which emphasizes in FEMINE POWER. Elevating and giving voice and power to all women is an inspiration for the brand. Portraying our notions through pioneering fabrication, contemporary aesthetic and luxury style determines the originality of Aucarre.
For our AW18 we were inspired by the Greek mythology and specifically from the story of Narcissus.
Narcissus is a male figure who was so impossibly handsome that he fall in love with his own image reflected in a pool of water. One of the stories explains that he was so self absorbed staring at his own beauty that we finally died from starvation and thirst. Narcissus’ name lives on as the flower into which he was transformed and he is a symbol of those obsessed with their own appearance.
We were very much intrigued by the elements of this story which combines beauty, flowers, self obsession and virtuality.
From our point of view the myth has a lot of reflections on today’s society. Superficial attitudes, politics as well as the “selfie” current world stem from personal satisfaction and the techno-savvy trait of modern people.
Our silhouettes have also sharply elements as well as a bit of a masculinity supported on the shoulders cause we wanted to emphasize in FEMINE POWER. Lots of women today are and want to feel strong, they are involved in the social invents and politics as well as are very conscious about Art issues.
Also the dynamic profile of the modern woman made us create voluminous accessories which could give a bit of prestige in our collection.
The flower of Narcissus was an initial inspiration for our print designs, as we like to keep a modern and fancy approach in our motives.
Our printing process involves the combination of submerging pure drawings into the high tech photoshop manipulation in order to create either huge abstract motives or symmetric illusive landscapes which we carefully try to apply on the body in order to have a strong story and a flattering silhouette on each piece. We always have in mind eco conscious linings and friendly to the skin.
Our knitted pieces and crochet details are made from silk and cotton yarns and we like to produce 3-Dimensional knitted outcomes as we are definitely into their interesting shapes.

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About
Skalidaki AuCarre is a label founded by the twin designers with Greek origins; Eirini and Dimitra. Both, after graduating with a BSc in Bimolecular and Genetic Science, moved to London to study Fashion and Arts at Central Saint Martins. They were both successfully accepted at the BA Fashion Design with Print and Knitwear respectively. During their journey they assisted young designers who worked at big labels including Gucci and Chanel, and whose collections were honoured by the LVMH Prize among other prestigious industry awards.   The twin designers’ work was immediately recognized and received an award by Universal Pictures for ‘Design, Development, and Texture’. Also, their creations were photographed by Sarah Moon for the SSAW magazine in Paris. Finally, their pieces were selected to be part of the ‘Madam Butterfly’ installation at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Besides their studies, they gained industry experience at Mary Katrantzou in heavy embroidery and at Yorgos Eleftheriades in tailoring. These skills along with their strong interest in hand drawn digital print and knit, are a strong characteristic of their own work. Bold silhouettes, romanticism, as well as atmospheric designs are what can describe their creations in a simple manner. All in all, the designers’ work aims to celebrate luxury combined with elements of contemporary style.