Iphegenia Tsansizis-Wheatman

Contact:
iphigeniatwheatman@yahoo.com
University/School:
Leeds Arts University
Location:
Leeds
Specialism:
Award NomineeDiversityFashion DesignHeritage & CultureInternational FashionWomenswear
About Me

GREEK DESIGNER IPHIGENIA TSANSIZIS-WHEATMAN

Born and bred in Athens Greece; I show my passion for my country throughout each collection I create. From a young age I have had a love for clothes and designing. I am a womenswear designer, however I also create gender neutral designs too, which is shown in my portfolio. Sticking to my Greek heritage, each design projects an aspect of Greece in some way.

Moving to the UK at the age of 8, I have two cultures in my background, and this diversity applies to my work too. Due to graduate from Leeds Arts University, throughout the 3 years, I have adapted my skills and found my own unique style. For the future, I aspire to have 'IPHIGENIA' as a global brand and to show the world my bespoke designs, that celebrate my Greek heritage.

INSPIRATION

GREEK CULTURE AND BELIEFS

The collection ‘ORTHODOXIA’ is a tribute to the religion and beliefs in the Greek Orthodox Church. Throughout centuries, Greek culture has adapted and developed; the collection is to show the modernization of Greek culture. Despite the Greek Orthodox Church being strict with their rules, the majority of Greece are allowing the move towards the new age, by creating new variations of the symbolic symbols. ‘Iphigenia’ ethos is to bring a new light to old traditions however to stay true to the original design

Each garment is hand crafted and has a significant meaning behind. Using traditional methods to create the garments however with a modern twist, which goes back to the brand ethos. The focus of the work is to show the true meaning behind the symbols we wear. The evil eye is becoming a very popular design globally, however people see it as more of a trend than a belief. Orthodoxia is a collection that combines Greek beliefs that are very important to their culture.

MY WORK

PORTFOLIOS

DETAIL

PRESS OUTFIT DETAILS

TROUSERS- silk twill printed trousers with cut out waistband details, the repeated print is the head of Saint Iphigenia , adjustable drawstrings. CORSET- heavily hand beaded details, laced up back with matching blue ribbon and blue eyelets. JACKET- heavy weight Duchess satin. Drawstring armholes both front and back, can be loosened of or tightened. 3D leather details on the back and front of the jacket. The head on the back is the Head of Saint Iphigenia RACER TOP- stretch scuba material used. The outfit is very versatile and can be worn many ways, drawstring details allow freedom as they reveal more when loosened or can be a more smart look when tightened up. The extreme wide leg trousers allow fluidity

‘What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.’ – Pericles
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