Shin Murayama, photo by Tine Claerhout

ATOPOS CVC presents ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion at the Benaki Museum, Athens; the first exhibition about Character design in fashion, curated by Vassilis Zidianakis. International artists create playful dresses, avant-garde costumes and hairstyles, re-inventing the human body and sending their monstrous, enigmatic, radical and grotesque new Characters onto the catwalk and beyond.
Together with the exhibition, ATOPOS CVC presents the fully illustrated publication NOT A TOY. Fashioning Radical Characters, edited by Vassilis Zidianakis, published by Pictoplasma Publishing, Berlin. This extensive, colourful compilation about the growing influence of character design in fashion and art highlights an international scene of established and upcoming designers and artists, some of them represented in the exhibition.
ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion participates in the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2011.