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 – DO YOU HAVE TO BE A SCIENTIST TO BE AN ARTIST?

We wanted to work on our personal life experience that is why we chose a story that would help us interpret our ideas. This story is talking about two scientists who dreamed to studied fashion in Paris in 1950s.They discover all the beautiful elements of that period according to fashion standards, artists and social movements. Although the story is related to 1950, we are also trying to give a fresh aspect of today and introspection of the question “ do you have to be a scientist to be an artist?”. We observed the patterns of France during 1950 which are really classic elegant and chic and tried to combine them with modern scientific elements which are more revealed on our printed fabrics and knits. On most of our fabrics are revealing hand drawn prints inspired by bimolecular scenes and merged that to our knitting technique as well. As we are trying to describe their journey through their eyes and how they assimilate themselves according to their past experiences.
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.