The Elysians, a multimedia platform that supports and promotes rising Greek designers and creatives, have pledged to support the Greek America Foundation’s #ChildrenOfGreece campaign during their first-ever creative pop-up event in New York City.
As part of their social responsibility mission, The Elysians will donate 10% of their net profits from the event to support our campaign, which raises funds and awareness about the challenges faced by Greece’s most vulnerable population group – her children.
The event will take place on December 5 from 6-8 PM, when The Elysians will host a private holiday preview party at the COCO-MAT store on 49 Mercer St. The party is for press and invitation-only guests and will be held under the auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in New York.
Based on the concept of “Fashion is Art,” the event will inaugurate The Elysians’ series of weekend activities — taking place from Friday, December 6 to Sunday, December 8 — where Greek designers will commingle with Greek artists.
Pop-up store hours are 11 AM-7 PM on Friday and Saturday and 12-6 PM on Sunday.
Guests are invited to connect with The Elysians on Instagram and Facebook and join their mailing list (click here) for special offers and updates about the December 5 preview party in NYC.
For more information about the event, click here.
See the bottom of this announcement for more information about the featured Greek designers and their products.
About The Elysians
The Elysians have launched a new multimedia platform for the U.S. market featuring exclusive hand-made, artisanal fashion pieces, jewelry and accessories from rising Greek designers. Starting with creative and conceptual pop-up showcase events across the USA and Canada, TheElysians.com will eventually evolve into a curated eCommerce site and international promotional platform for Greek creatives.
These inspiring creators and designers preserve their renowned culture by reviving traditional techniques such as weaving and embroidery in a contemporary, sophisticated style that appeals to American consumers.
Elysians Co-founders Athina Vosinaki and Vicki Vasilopoulos — both documentary filmmakers specializing in arts and culture — want to foster an increased demand for Greek designed products to bring forth a fresh new image and vision. Both women are passionate supporters of “Slow Fashion,” and remain committed to seeking exceptional, inspired and handmade designs in pure and sustainable materials.
Vosinaki is based in Athens and Vasilopoulos in New York City. The latter was a former men’s fashion editor at DNR (now part of Women’s Wear Daily).
“When we started meeting with these creators, we absorbed their optimism, positive vibes and joy,” Vasilopoulos said. “It enhanced our belief that all that passion and creativity needs a path for expression and connection with like-minded souls — even in the midst of an economic crisis!”
Vosinaki added: “For us, the ultimate style is knowing that the hands which made these pieces of art are joyful hands, and that’s why we will continually feature the stories behind the labels!”
Meet the Designers
Amaris Mykonian Art Stories
Conceptual artist Marie Gyparaki creates abstract drawings in vibrant color compositions and kaleidoscopic patterns which transform her vibrant fashion designs. Visit their website.
Silk scarves produced with Greek-sourced silk are printed with beautiful Hellenic heritage motifs. Visit their website.
Handcrafted handbags and kimonos with creative details that evoke the Greek landscape. Visit their Facebook page.
Hand-loomed handbags, scarves, and home accessories inspired by traditional Greek costumes. Visit their website.
Dots. Art For All
Jewelry conveying messages and wishes written in Braille (the language of the blind), Sign Language (the language of the deaf), a unique and innovative idea in the field of art and fashion. Visit their website.
Designer Nadia Synetou creates home accessories with a minimal and contemporary design esthetic inspired by the Greek lucky eye symbol (mati). Visit her website.
A sustainable brand from Crete by Alexandra Theohari that features hand-embroidered women’s clothing. Visit their website.
Two architects have created truly inspired and vibrant coloring book travel guides, as well as coloring books on Greek folklore and art. Visit their website.
Hand-painted T-shirts featuring irreverent interpretations of ancient Greek Gods and mythology. Visit their Facebook page.