Ioannis Roumeliotis’s FW 17/18 collection is called ILLEGART.
ILLEGART - Illegal Art
It is an observation about the position the Art holds in Greece nowdays and the feasibility of still producing it, something that marginalizes it and makes it illegal and materialistic.
The artist is now needed more than ever. He must declare his presence and be beautiful.
He must overthrow the established way of the actual viewing.
‘Art must be beautiful. Artist must be beautiful.’ (Marina Abramović 1975)
The FW 17/18 collection consists of both menswear and womenswear as well as handmade shoes and jewelry. Modern lines and fabrics such as silk, wool, silk organza, sequin and leather are mixed with handmade textiles and ornate embroidery of silk thread, pearls and authentic crystals.