Dimitris Dassios

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Dimitris Dassios

Dimitris Dassios 

Dimitris Dassios is one of the most active fashion designers in Greece, with a major presence in numerous significant fashion boutiques, galleries and modern art centers worldwide.

He was born in Athens where he studied Political Science before training as an actor and a classical singer. While establishing a longstanding career at the Greek National Opera, Dimitris Dassios was equally active in the design of costume jewelries, accessories and garments.

Dassios collections are constantly being presented at the New York, Milan and Paris fashion weeks and are included at high-end fashion boutiques all over the world.

Inspired by Greek tradition, as well as the cultures of other civilizations, Dimitris Dassios combines authentic, traditional, handmade, precious embroideries and other materials in his designs. His identity can be defined as “luxury ethnic chic” which is at the same time contemporary and dynamic, due to the modernity of the garments that he designs and the absence of any folklore elements.

The work on Dimitris Dassios’s clothes is often described as “Art” and he is a favorite designer of galleries and museums. His collections are always included in exhibitions related to the history of costume and culture, and he is personally interested in collaborations with photographers and artists given that art and tradition are the fundamental source of his inspiration.

Indicatively, some of the exhibitions he has participated in are:
Ptychoseis = Folds + Pleats at Benaki Museum, Endyesthai (To dress) at Benaki Museum, Beyond Dress Codes at Hellenic American Union, Patterns of Magnificence Tradition and Reinvention in Greek Women Costume at Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre, Doulamas the Magnificent at Benaki Museum, New Territories at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, Journey to the magic of Greek costume a collaboration of Benaki Museum with Costa Navarino and International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos in Athens, Orlando at Evripides Art Gallery, Inner Outfits at Hellenic American Union, Guilty Secret at Evripides Art Gallery and others.

In 2019, he opened his flagship store in Mykonos Island in Greece.