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London Exhibition

September – October 2023 – Cyprus High Commission, London

Step into the World of Reimagined Cultural Practices at the REVIVE Exhibition: Celebrating Cyprus’ Fashion Heritage Through Sustainable Fashion and Art.

Organized by the Fashion Heritage Network Cyprus (the FHNC), the REVIVE exhibition showcases contemporary sustainable fashion and art inspired by the rich traditions of Cyprus. The FHNC brings together young Cypriot fashion designers and creatives passionate about exploring and celebrating Cypriot fashion heritage through zero-waste and sustainable fashion designs and art pieces. The exhibition features the work of 13 up-and-coming Cypriot designers and artists who draw inspiration from Cyprus’s cultural practices from the past, present, and future.

Aiming to combine ethics and aesthetics, the FHNC seeks to stimulate, rediscover and reinvent elements of Cypriot fashion heritage and communicate these creative shifts to a wider audience through contemporary and sustainable fashion.

The REVIVE exhibition is a unique blend of cultural heritage and contemporary fashion and art, with each participant creating their own installation based on a specific cultural practice. Visitors can expect to see traditional artifacts like chair weaving, pottery, jewellery, and embroidered laces, as well as elements related to important events such as koliva and wedding traditions, and daily life practices like agriculture, farming, and food traditions. 

The FHNC believes that craftsmanship and local cultural practices are vital for self-reliance, mindfulness, socio-cultural well-being, and community building. These beliefs are reflected in the FHNC’s REVIVE exhibition which offers valuable perspectives on craftsmanship and local traditions. The exhibition also raises awareness of the importance of sustainability in the fashion industry, as well as showcasing how Cypriot fashion heritage has historically been sustainable through practices such as reuse, natural dyes, repair, and upcycling.

In addition to showcasing fashion and art pieces, the FHNC exhibition promotes youth engagement and participation by bringing together young Cypriot designers and artists from different communities who live in Cyprus or the diaspora to collaborate and exchange ideas. Through art, the FHNC aims to create dialogue and bridge communication amongst all Cypriots. 

This exclusive exhibition is funded by the Deputy Sub-Ministry of Culture in Cyprus and is supported by the Royal Commonwealth Society, the British High Commission in Cyprus, the Australian High Commission in Cyprus, Fashion Revolution Cyprus, Commonwealth Fashion Council, Home for Cooperation, Circular Economy Alliance, LCOY Cyprus. 

The Media Sponsor for REVIVE exhibition days is RIK/ CyBC. 


Cyprus Exhibition 

Photos By: Sotiria Dymiotis and Stavri Christou