Saga Furs supported a very important charity event organized by the Kastorian Fur Association, “The Prophet Elias” in Athens. Beside the financial contribution to the valuable work of the non-profit charitable organizations, the event was also about the inception of the “Museum of Traditional Fur Art and History of Kastoria”. The event was honoured by the presence of high-ranking figures of Greece and gave a great possibility to communicate about the traditional art of fur as a part of Greek cultural heritage.
On Saturday 18 June 2022 The Kastorian Fur Association organized an event which was about the inception of a thematic museum and a cultural space called The “Museum of Traditional Fur Art and History of Kastoria”. The artistry of fur being part of the Greek cultural heritage, the event had not only a charity aspect aiming to support the non-profit organizations, but also aiming to highlight the valuable work of the Greek fur artisans and passing on the traditional art of fur also to the next generations. As a leading fur auction house in the world Saga Furs acted as a sponsor of the event.
The event was organized in the capital of Greece, Athens, in the Peristyle of the Zappeion Megaron – one of the most prestigious and historical buildings in Athens. The Zappeion Megaron has been an active part of Greece’s history for the last 130 years. Besides offering the ideal conditions for conferences, cultural, scientific and sports exhibitions, the building’s history is closely connected to the Olympic games.
Image 1: Opening speech of Mr. Akis Tsoukas
The main themes of the evening were the financial contribution to the valuable work of the non-profit charity organizations “The Ark of the World” and the Kastoria Metropοlitan church’s “Bank of Love” in addition to funding The Contemporary Museum of the Art of Fur-making, which is in the process of being founded, after many years of effort of the Kastorian Fur Association. This in turn is also a way to communicate to the Athenian public about the traditional art of fur as a part of Greek cultural heritage.
Image 2: From left to right Mr. Fotis Karydas, Mrs Sophie Haidemenou, Mr. Akis Tsoukas and Filippos Kyriazos (furrier)
Director to the Fur Museum Mrs. Sophie Haidemenou gave a brief greeting speech and President of the Kastorian Fur Association Mr. Akis Tsoukas thanked the attendees for their support. During the night, guests were able to enjoy a nice dinner and a fashion show curated by the French-Greek fashion expert Mrs. Alice Dikaiou, daughter to the violinist of international fame and founder of the Athens State Orchestra, Nikos Dikaios.
The event was honoured by the presence of high-ranking figures of the Greek Parliament, the political and cultural scene of Greece and beyond. Among them also the Princess Ioanna of Monaco.
Image 3: CPL 1953 (fur company)
Image 4: A few of the companies supporting the event : Avanti, PKZ
The event was emceed by journalist and Communication & Press Consultant to the Secretariat-General of the Prime Minister and Government Mr. Fotis Karydas. The event is getting visibility afterwards in all important media of social content.
The companies presented in the Fashion Show were: AVANTI, CASIANI, CPL, KIRIAZOS PHILIP, KONSTANTINOU FURS, MANAKAS – GRAVAS – ELENA KOULAOUZIDOU, MANZARI, PKZ and TSOUKAS BROS.