‘Fairy-God, Fashion-Mother’, by Hormazd Narielwalla for Vassilis Zidianakis of Atopos




Dear Shaded Viewers,

I’ve been asked to nominate directors for the Athens Fashion Film Festival and sitting with me on the jury are some old friends like Vassilis Zidianakis of Atopos. Way back in 2011, about the time I met Craig Green, or maybe a year after, because Vassilis gave Craig an exhibition of his graduating collection he also gave the artist Hormazd Narielwalla an exhibition ‘Fairy-God, Fashion-Mother’, inspired by yours truly. Anyway the jury members have cyber met each other and Vassilis sent me this walk down memory lane. I thought I’d share it with you in the event you want to see me wearing colours and patterns.

ATOPOS cvc participates in 4Fashion Shake III – ‘Poetry in Motion’ by OZON with ‘Fairy-God, Fashion-Mother’, a collection of collage-drawings by artist Hormazd Narielwalla, inspired by fashion lover Diane Pernet. The drawings are made-up of various pieces, generated from different sources but all have a common thread – they are all made up of paper. Narielwalla, commissioned by ATOPOS cvc, brings this iconic fashionista to life using either authentic paper garments or images of paper dresses from the Atopos Paper Dress Collection, pattern drafts extracted from a Victorian pattern-cutting book (London College of Fashion archive) and discarded Savile Row patterns of men who are long dead.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.