KOSTAS MURKUDIS is of greek decent, was born in Dresden and now lives and works in Berlin. He worked as first design assistant to Helmut Lang for seven years before launching his own line in 1994, and was creative director of New York Industrie from 2000-2003, as well as Burlington menswear from 2005-2006. Next to producing KOSTAS MURKUDIS womenswear, he constantly works on a number of consultations to prestigious brands.
♦2012: ›Atelier Swarovski by KOSTAS MURKUDIS‹: Capsule Jewelry Collection ♦2011: KOSTAS MURKUDIS S/S 2012: presentation of the collection during Berlin Fashion week, in collaboration with Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto); Isaac Reina: KOSTAS MURKUDIS capsule collection of fine leather goods ♦2010: second ›flip*flopMURKUDIS‹ collection at AM01 during Berlin Fashion Week; ›Coccinelle/KOSTAS MURKUDIS‹: leather bags in cooperation with the Italian brand; ›Pringle of Scotland cooperation‹: cashmere twin sets to celebrate the 195th anniversary of the Scottish knitwear brand ♦2009: ›flip*flopMURKUDIS‹: women shoes in cooperation with flip*flop ♦2008: ›M by KOSTAS MURKUDIS‹: womens wear for Karstadt Departmentstore ♦2008: ›MURKUDIS/Johnstons‹: mens and womens wear cashmere collection ♦2005 - 2006: Creative Director for ›Burlington‹: mens wear ♦2005: ›Schiesser/KOSTAS MURKUDIS‹: mens and womens wear, jersey and lingerie ♦since 2003: ›KOSTAS MURKUDIS‹: mens- and womenswear prêt-à-porter collection 2004 - 2006: ›Haltbar MURKUDIS‹: concept collection ♦2000 - 2003 Creative Director for ›New York Industry‹: mens- and womenswear, presented during ›Milano Moda Donna/Uomo‹ ♦2000: ›KOSTAS MURKUDIS Denim‹: collection in collaboration with Hellenic Fabrics S.A. presented during Paris Fashion Week ♦1997 - 2001 ›KOSTAS MURKUDIS‹: menswear prêt-à-porter collection, presented during Paris Fashion Week ♦1996 - 2001 ›KOSTAS MURKUDIS‹: womenswear prêt-à-porter collection, presented during Paris Fashion Week ♦1994 Laureate of the ›Phillip-Morris Design Awards‹ and founder of the brand ›KOSTAS MURKUDIS‹ ♦1986 - 1993 1st design assistant to Helmut Lang ♦SELECTED PROJECTS AND PUBLICATIONS ♦2009: Atlas of Fashion Designers: edited by Laura Eceiza, published by maomao Publications; KOSTAS MURKUDIS: Monograph, published and distributed worldwide by daab gmbh; 96dresses collection launch: slip dresses and/or first-layer garment can be freely combined in 96 to 96 color possibilities ♦2008: ID-SOUL: edited by Tricia Jones, published and distributed by Taschen; Creative Germany: published and distributed worldwide by daab gmbh; ›Begehrte Männer- Dresscodes die die Welt bedeuten‹ Landesmuseum Hannover/Germany ♦2007: Young European Fashion Designers: published and distributed worldwide by daab gmbh; RRRIPP!! Paper fashion, Atopos, Athens/Greece ♦2006: Modus, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, St.Gallen/Switzerland: ›Die Treppe ist der Vater‹, design Object in collaboration with RothStauffenberg ♦Art Basel, Basel/Switzerland: design object in collaboration with Monopol Art Magazine; William Forsythe image campaign: in collaboration with Surface, photographed by Armin Linke, dressed in ›Schiesser/KOSTAS MURKUDIS‹ ♦2005: moDE! Tokyo/Japan: ›Criarde - An Accoustic Sculpture‹; Design Mai, Berlin/Germany: group exhibition with various artist, ›Haltbar MURKUDIS‹; Sample, 100 Fashion Designers - 010 Curators, 2005 Phaidon Press Limited ♦2004: Stamm: a German Picturebook by Götz Offergeld, 4 pages show a collaboration with Carsten Nicolai ♦2003: Fashion Now, I-D selects the world’s 150 most important designers: edited by Terry Jones and Avril Mair, published by Taschen 2003 ♦2002: Unit F büro für mode, Vienna/Austria: shows the work of fashion photographer Jork Weismann and his collaborations with KOSTAS MURKUDIS over the course of five years ♦2001: KOSTAS MURKUDIS for Nokia: design of a leather case for the new Nokia 8210; adidas Design Series 2001: creation of a sneaker in collaboration with adidas ♦2000: Musée Galliera, Musée de la mode de la Ville de Paris, Paris/France: presents the work of more than sixty designers to give an overview of international contemporary designers in Paris ♦1998: Biennale di Firenze, Florence/Italy: a joint effort of progressive film makers and fashion designers