Myrto Dramountani, A Fashion Designer With Quirky, Sexy, Stylish And Avant-Garde Designs
Fashion for me has an architectural dimension and application. We construct clothes for the same reason we construct a house: we seek a shelter for the body and we achieve that through geometric designs. Our clothes protect us, create feelings, impressions and function with us. So does the space we live, work or been active in.
The process by which a dress is constructed is similarly questioned by metaphors of architectural construction. Fashion design and architecture share much of the same vocabulary and similar techniques of construction: pinning, darting, folding, wrapping, draping, cutting.
So when I design clothes I am always influenced from architecture and I even use architectural design software in order to create my designs. My goal is to cover, but also to reveal the body in a structural way.” says Myrto Dramountani.
Myrto Dramountani was born in Athens, Greece. She studied Architecture in the NTUA in Athens, holding a Master’s degree in Architecture. She was first introduced to fashion when she designed the Athens Municipality Pavilion for the 2nd Hellenic Fashion Week. Seduced by the strong relation that she found between fashion design and architecture, she decided to study fashion design at the prestigious Parsons The New School for Design in New York City.
Myrto Dramountani was accepted at Parsons with a full scholarship (Parsons Graduate Dean’s Scholarship and Vardinogiannis foundation scholarship). Her final project at Parsons was selected by a jury comprised of industry professionals, for the Parsons 10th Annual AAS fashion studies line debut at Lord and Taylor in New York City.
After graduating from Parsons, Myrto Dramountani worked in New York City with leading fashion firms and designers such as Barami, Magaschoni Apparel Group and Victor De Souza. Her first capsule collection was sold at Imilla Road Pop up store, in Soho, Manhattan. In March 2011 she opened the 9th Athens Exclusive Designers Week with her winter collection 2011/2012. Today, she is based in London, working on her own collections.