Melissanthi Spei is a Fashion Artist based between Athens and London. Her heritage, coming from Greece, in combination with her creativity inspires her to create contemporary and sculptural garments. Part of her identity as a designer is to use industrial materials for something historical and old through the exploration of traditional arts and crafts and their projection to contemporary aesthetics. Spei has graduated from MA Fashion Artefact at London College of Fashion in 2013. Her MA project Beautiful is Just Another Degree of Terrible was presented among other graduates at Victoria House during London Fashion Week and has been nominated as an Accessories Finalist for ITS International Talent Support 2013, the Ancient & Modern Prize in 2014 and represented Greece during the EU presidency exhibition at Malta Fashion Week in 2017. Spei has also participated with her artefacts at the M°BA | ARNHEM MODE BIENNALE 2013 ‘Fetishism in Fashion’ & FETISHISM: Obsessions in Fashion & Design’ at TRAPHOLT MUSEUM in 2016 both curated by prestigious Lidewij Edelkoort. Her work revolves around folklore culture.

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