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Aristidis Tzonevrakis

Aristidis Tzonevrakis Tailor
Contact
Greek, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 2751061636
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Enchanted by Greek costume

  • • Aristidis discovered his passion while working as a barista
  • • He can spend upto two months on a single garment
  • • Each of his creations is related to a Greek region

A simple moment and a special meeting were enough to map out Aristidis Tzonevrakis’ career path. From the moment he discovered the atelier of the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, he became enchanted by the magical art of Greek traditional costumes, and more specifically the “Terzis”, an age-old tailoring and embroidery technique. In his workshop in Argos, the tailor is reviving Greek history, faithfully recreating traditional clothes. His ability to master modern embroidery machines along with using hands-on tailoring techniques are expressed in each garment. Collaborating closely with museums and theatres, but also with Greek ready-to-wear contemporary brands, Aristidis creates a constant dialogue with time gone by.

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Works

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Fustanella Costume

This costume is a replica of the official costume worn by army officers in the 19th century. It is hand sewn in cotton and wool felt, and decorated with silver and metal cord embroidery.

Length 115 cm
Length 104 cm
Length 100 cm

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Poukamiso

This dress is an exact copy of traditional woman’s costume of Argos. It was hand sewn in cotton and adorned with silk embroideries.

Length 120 cm
Length 100 cm

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Pesseli

This vest, called Pesseli, is an exact copy of the woman’s traditional costumes in Corfu. The garment was fully hand sewn in cotton velvet and adorned with gold thread embroideries.

Width 76 cm
Length 96 cm

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Sigouni

This sleeveless woollen coat is traditionally from Corinth, in the Peloponnese region. The base was crafted in wool felt, adorned with hand sewn rayon cord embroideries.

Width 72 cm
Width 88 cm
Length 72 cm

Aristidis Tzonevrakis Tailor
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Sigouni

This sleeveless woollen coat is traditionally from Corinth, in the Peloponnese region. The base was crafted in wool felt, adorned with hand sewn rayon cord embroideries.

Width 72 cm
Width 88 cm
Length 72 cm

Aristidis Tzonevrakis Tailor

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