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Despina Kilakou

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In 2005 Despina graduated from the Department of Clothing Design & Technology of the
Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, acquiring a Diploma in Fashion Design.
Moreover she completed a course on the Italian technique of making patron in Athens in 2006
and she served her apprenticeship in Evangelia's Panoliaskou haute couture atelier.
In 2014 completes successfully a comprehensive evaluation at TR Platforms – Mastercalss and is
certificated as a TR Master by Shingo Sato (TR Cutting School).
In 2007 she begins creating handmade accessories and clothing using techniques and high
quality materials only haute couture can provide.
Despina has participated in many Fashion Tradeshows, Exhibitions and events in Athens, such as
"Tell A Story" fashion tradeshow (2008), “Open September Festival” (2014 & 2015), “Petit Paris
D' Athenes” (2015), NGFL (2018).Moreover, many boutiques, concept stores & galleries (Occhi,
Epidemic, Room 69, Gallery Black Duck, Exotic, Sunny Glass Room, Smart Gifts, The Baroness,
AC-Art Gallery,have embraced her accessory creations in Athens, U.K and New York. "My creation for this subject includes corset techniques, in a more modern – abstract structure , designed to present to public the “Black Knight” in chess.

The Black Knight invites us to take part in a game where victory is not as important as knowledge. An inner journey to who we really are and what our role in a constantly changing society."

Despina Kilakou

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