ZAMBIA FASHION WEEK DESIGNERS
ZAMBIA FASHION WEEK
Petros Giannakakis (PG)
Petros is a Zambia-based
designer working under his PG label.
He grew up in Zambia and
studied fashion short courses in the UK at St Martin’s College. He
completed a certificate course in fashion design at the Haute Couture
School of Fashion Design in Cape Town.
He started organising
fashion shows in high school to raise money for the student council. He
showcased his designs at Zambia Fashion Week for the first time in 2007,
then in 2008. His PG label was launched in Lusaka in 2007.
He describes his designs
as “edgy, modern, innovative and vibrant” and is inspired by nature,
history and culture.
The theme for his
collection this year is definitely about bright colours the eighties
glamour. With a sporty feel culminating in modern elegance. The
accessories are African inspired, the hats are wild, and the hair and
make-up follow suit.
He loves to mix materials
using hessian, nylon, lycra, satins, cottons, laces, feathers, tulle and
Langmead & Baker 2010