Melissanthi Spei

United Kingdom
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Collection – Beautiful is Just Another Degree of Terrible

The aim of this project is to study how social and cultural everyday life issues can be translated within fashion context to present a fresh point of view, in this case by bringing new attention to tradition. Photographer: Nikolas Ventourakis, Model: Claudia Devlin (Premier), Hair Stylist: Stelios Chondros, Make up artist: Kristina Ralph
Melissanthi Spei is a Greek designer based in London. Leaving her country triggered a very powerful reasoning behind her work. Her heritage in combination with her creativity inspires her to create contemporary and sculptural garments. Part of her identity as a designer is to use industrial materials for something historical and old through the exploration of traditional arts and crafts and their projection to contemporary aesthetics. There is always a poetic and dramatic interpretation to her creations with her latest collection entitled after Rainer Maria Rilke’s quote from ‘Duino Elegies’ and previously ‘Death is A Dialogue’ by Emily Dickinson.