As stated by its name, Odyssey Ten’s concept is based in Ulysses’ travels, creating premium quality swimwear with a twist. Each new Odyssey Ten collection is inspired by a different rhapsody of the Odyssey.
For the summer 2018 collection, a series of patterns was created, based on symbols deriving from the story in the first rhapsody. The 5 chosen symbols: the harp, the waves, the tears, the curls and the Achaean ships, become contemporary patterns, creating unique colourful designs.
The harp, the instrument typically used by the muses to accompany storytelling, as a symbol that signifies the beginning of the story.
The waves that brought Ulysses to the island of Calypso, an enchanting place yet, for Ulysses not as enchanting as home.
Ulysses’ tears, as he sits on the beach of Calypso’s island, Ogygia, thinking of Ithaca, his wife and his home.
Calypso’s curls, a symbol of the luring nymph whose beauty and femininity, held Ulysses captive on her island for seven years.
The Achaean ships are a symbol of return and victory, but also a reminder that Ulysses’ ship is nowhere to be seen.
Still Life photography: Spiros Anastassatos
Art direction: Kanella Arapoglou
Look book photography: Apostolis Koukousas