The brand

Marietta, Creative Director and Founder of the brand

With intense artistic and architectural influences throughout her childhood and with distinctions in her education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, has managed to materialise her experience in architecture and product design into a brand that embodies her vision of clothing and items which carry the timeless inventiveness of Greece, the Greek spirit and its innovation. In her collections she wishes to unite several points in time, trends, the geography and Greek aesthetic heritage that evolves daily.

The story behind each collection by ergon mykonos comes from the images and tales of Greek mythology, elements & materials of our rich past & is customised to the contemporary, minimal aesthetic & artistic glance of the designer.

The RTW collections are housed in the flagship store in the heart of Mykonos island and several boutique stores around the world. The unique handmade Ergon Items, collections of pottery, home objects and artefacts as well as Ergon textiles, such as beach towels, pillowcases, tea towels and more created on ancient greek references in a pop style.

Ergon Mykonos brand represents the fusion of arts, styles, cultures and eras and is always open to new additions and challenges.

ERGON Mykonos has been created as a way of putting all our creativity, imagination, style and Greek spirit in a single brand and every time taking out a unique product, idea or piece of art.

Ergon has been established more than 5 years ago as a brand that showcases the union of several expressions of art: architecture, product design, fashion design and installation design.  Under the Ergon “Umbrella” you will find the curious and creative spirit of Marietta Karpathiou and her team showcasing itself in several forms.

The RTW collections are housed in the flagship store in the heart of Mykonos island and several boutique stores around the world. The unique handmade Ergon Items, collections of pottery, home objects and artefacts as well as Ergon textiles, such as beach towels, pillowcases, tea towels and more created on ancient greek references in a pop style. Ergon Mykonos brand represents the fusion of arts, styles, cultures and eras and is always open to new additions and challenges.

The Inspiration

Our current collection aspires to unite two forms of art in two Greek historic periods. The Golden Period of ancient Athens around 5th century BC as is illustrated on the red figured vases of that time with the contemporary Greek intense literary spirit of the beginning of the 20th century. Two arts: magnificent handmade pottery and the greatest poetry in Greek literature. The inspiration is prevalent in the ancient runner patterns of the Panathenaia games and in Cavafy’s handwritten “Ithaca” poem. Two arts and two times emerge to describe the journey, the effort, the timeless voyage that comprises life. The designs of the fabrics as well as the colours and patterns showcase these artistic influences and create another form of art merging history, literature and fashion. This dual feeling is what describes the woman of Ergon Mykonos, strong and sensitive, capable and unique, free and yet specific. 

Textiles

The manufacture of the textiles is made through the ancient method of the loom, but this time the handmade process has been replaced by the Hellenistic mechanical loom. Every motif has a repetition of 25cm, a technique followed in Greece during that period and the fabric is 100% pure cotton.

The fabrics are loose and wide in accordance with the historical prototypes of ancient dresses for hot climates. Covering the body to protect it from the sun, and at the same time the technique of its creation lets the body breathe and feel breezy. Ideal for warm climates, holidays, the beach and urban environments.