DIRECTOR: MARIA MASTORI AND FILEP MOTWARY / COUNTRY OF ORGIN: ATHENS, GREECE / DURATION: 0'60'' / CAST: NATALIA RAMANAVA, GIANNIS DRIVAKIS & STEPHAN MWANGE / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: THANASSIS KRIKIS / FASHION DIRECTOR: NICHOLAS GEORGIOU / STORY CO-WRITTEN BY FILEP MOTWARY, NICHOLAS GEORGIOU / MUSIC: COSTAS ARGIRIOU WITH THE VOICES OF DIANE PERNET / HAIR: LAURETTE DIN / MAKE-UP: SABBA JAHN.
SHORT FILM SYNOPSIS:
The initial idea behind the short film “SARKA 23 JULY 1677” was to present the Summer Collection SS2010 of clothes and Jewlery by Filep Motwary and Maria Mastori, through a visual experience. The starting point was the drama surrounding the works of Mastori/Motwary and their love for cinema. Both designers gathered an excellent team of people and worked together for a mutual project and result. The film is a small sample of longer version , that captures the drama of a love affair, the memory and the loss. The feelings captured in the reflection of light and the skin colour reflected on the choice of fabrics.
SHORT DIRECTOR BIO:
Maria Mastori was born in Athens and as a teenager, she took art and design courses and at the same time she started attending lessons on jewellery design and production. Since 1984 she started taking part in group exhibitions with her works as an artist The period between 1994 and 2005 was extremely valuable for Mastori, due to her participation in many other installations and exhibitions, among others, at Benakis Museum and Galleries such as Ileana Tounta… Her relation with fashion accessories originally started with her collaboration with the Couture designer Loukia in 1998. Until this day, she is still creating jewellery for a number of different designers, who present their work in Greece and abroad. In February 2008, she was chosen through the web community of IQONS.COM by prints master and designer Zandra Rhodes as her favourite jewellery and accessories designer.
Filip Motwary was born in Cyprus with Syrian Nationality Filep Motwary now lives in Greece. After his studies, he started off as assistant stylist for the Greek edition of l'Officiel followed by four years as first assistant designer to couture House Loukia. In 2004 Filep moved to Paris as an intern to John Galliano, Dior Couture and later Chloe. Since 2006, he signs Un nouVeau iDeal, the blog that Dazed and Confused recently voted on the top ten fashion blogs in Europe. He continues as women's designer among jewelry designer Maria Mastori. Twice a year he is the Editor for the Fashion issue of Isterografo and has interviewed some of the most important names in fashion including Lacroix, Juergen Teller, Rick Owens, V&R… He is also partner of the web edition of THE POP as well as a contributor of "A" magazine curated by.. Un nouveau iDEAL was recently included in a survey by LONDON College OF FASHION and will be featured in a publication coming out in early 2010.