Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Quirky, Innovative designs - Ioannisdimtrousis

(above) stunning crocheted look from aw09 collection

Ioannisdimtrousises spring 09 collection could be described in so many words, the wide range of different innovative ideas included in his designs from fringing on tops, to crocheted dresses and tailored suits finished off with wooden curtain rings and beads! Once I saw Yannises collection I decided I had to interview him to see how he gets his creative ideas and how he finds inspiration........
Below I have interviewed Yannis - the designer of Ioannisdimtrousis.

me - When was ioannisdimitrousis launched and what inspired you to launch it?

Yannis - February 2006. I've always had an interest in arts, clothing and design, so it was an easy decision. I knew I didn't want to work for anyone but myself and designing was the only way I could express myself. I knew in the first years it would be difficult however, my creativity became very popular very quickly and now at a young age through hard work I can say I am already established.

me - Describe the "perfect ioannisdimitrousis woman" in 5 words?

Yannis - Strong, sharp, sensitive, empowered, sexy

me - What was your Fall 09 collection inspired by - what was its theme?
Yannis - Pain..Lots of pain..The dark feeling of the collection emphasizes the inner pain of the body. Caging it through the needles and chains with the flesh exposure asks you to look beyond the body and observe the inside.

me - For how many years has ioannisdimitrousis's collection been presented in London Fashion Week?

Yannis - I have been showing my work at LFW since Feb '06 and after the initial showing at fashion week I was featured in publications such as International Herald Tribune by Suzy Menkes, Let Them Eat Cake and other major magazines and books. The last four seasons are in the form of catwalk shows.

me - What are your favourite trends for Fall/Winter 09?

Yannis - I'm inspired by multi-cultural influences combined with innovative textile design, which provides an eclectic mix and originality.

me - Who is your style inspiration from the past or present, and why?
Yannis - chav elegance

me - Where do you hope to see ioannisdimitrousis in 10 years time?

Yannis - Everywhere..!

me - What is your favourite high street shop and why?

Yannis - i am not sure if i have any....

me - What is your favourite fashion boutiques worldwide and why?

Yannis - Collete in Paris,Dover street Market in london,and couple more which i dont recall at the moment..

me - Have you got any tips for aspiring fashion designers?
Yannis - Work hard and follow your dream...Nothing comes easy, and if it does, then you won't know what success means. You will succeed only when you will straggle to get to the top and remain on top...

(above) models get ready backstage in the aw 09 london fashion week show - notice the amazing beads!


  1. What a great interview. This reminds me, the amount of times I go down to London I have never set foot in Dover Street Market. Must change that soon!

  2. lovely collection thanks for posting