Based out of Athens, Greece, Endyma is the largest Helmut Lang archive in the world. Run by Michael Kardamakis, Endyma traces the trajectory of the Helmut Lang brand through iconic pieces and their many iterations season after season. In honor of the Endyma pop-up at Totokaelo in NYC, we had the opportunity to chat with Kardamakis about the language of archiving, his interest in objects, and the brand’s current ethos. Kardamakis explains the role of archiving within the larger fashion conversation and stresses the importance of not allowing one's personal interests to interfere with the construction a collection of clothing. Through his expert collecting, archiving, databasing, and selling processes, Kardamakis has made Endyma sustainable unto itself.

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