destefashioncollection: ATLAS


For eight years, fueled by Dakis Joannou’s belief that “although art is considered eternal and fashion ephemeral, both are contemporary creative processes,” creators from art, design, literature, film, architecture and fashion selected items from each year’s fashion collection and interpreted them in the lexicon of their own discipline. Edited and designed by M/M (Paris), this publication follows the conceptual framework of the destefashioncollection exhibition at the Benaki Museum in Athens that presented the eight capsules, which is what each selection was called—M/M (Paris), 2007; Juergen Teller, 2008; Helmut Lang, 2009; Patrizia Cavalli, 2010; Charles Ray, 2011; Athina Rachel Tsangari, 2012; Diller Scofidio + Renfro, 2013; and Maria Papadimitriou, 2014—as a fluid archipelago, emphasizing the shifting relationship between the various capsules and therefore, the art and fashion worlds as a whole. An essay by Germano Celant charts Joannou’s remarkable journey that has led DESTE to systematically eradicate the hierarchy of artistic disciplines.

Includes texts by Mathias Augystyniak, Germano Celant, Dennis Freedman, Dakis Joannou, and Mark Wasiuta

Edited by:
M/M (Paris)
Year of publication:
English / Hardcover / 28,5 x 24 cm / 431 pages