Kostas Murkudis is a senior designer who was born in Dresden to greek parents. He began his career as first assistant to Helmut Lang, and subsequently founded his own label, showing men’s- and women’s collections in Paris from 1996 until 2001. He then was appointed creative director of Staff International owned brand New York Industrie. Since 2003, he has again fully focused on creating collections for his own label. He furthermore produces a range of fine art and design projects on commission, using mixed media. Kostas Murkudis regularly works as consultant and freelance designer to high-end and luxury brands. In 2014, he was named creative director of GFM-owned brands Ter et Bantine and Hache.

Collections and Collaborations


1996 – present

Kostas Murkudis Mens- and womenswear prêt-à-porter collections


2014 – 2015

Creative Director of Ter et Bantine and Hache, Italy


2012 – 2013

Creative Director of CLOSED, Hamburg – Head Designer Womens- and Menswear



Consulting to Balenciaga, Paris – Womens Collection AW 2012 / Consulting to Pringle of Scotland, London – Womens Collection Prefall 2013, Womens Collection AW 2013 / Atelier Swarovski by Kostas Murkudis – Capsule Jewelry Collection



Kostas Murkudis SS 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 / Mykita Kostas Murkudis – ongoing collection of sunglasses



Coccinelle – Kostas Murkudis, special Edition of leather bags / Pringle of Scotland – Capsule collection of cashmere twin-sets to celebrate the 195th anniversary of the Scottish knitwear brand


2009 – 2011

flip*flopMURKUDIS – Womens leather shoes cooperation



Murkudis-Johnstons – Womens- and Menswear cashmere collection


2005 – 2007

Schiesser Kostas Murkudis – Fine jersey Womens and Mens underwear


2004 – 2006

Haltbar Murkudis – Concept collections of sustainable Basics for Women, Men and Home


2000 – 2003

Creative Director of New York Industrie – Womens- and Menswear, presented during Milano Moda Donna/Uomo



Kostas Murkudis Denim Collection – In collaboration with Hellenic Fabrics S.A., presented during Paris Fashion Week


1997 – 2001

Kostas Murkudis – Menswear prêt-à-porter collections, presented during Paris Fashion Week


1996 – 2001

Kostas Murkudis – Womenswear prêt-à-porter collections, presented during Paris Fashion Week



1st prize Phillip-Morris Design Award / Foundation of the brand Kostas Murkudis


1986 – 1993

1st design assistant to Helmut Lang

Selected Projects and Publications



German Fashion Design (1946 – 2011) – Nadine Barth (Ed.), Distanz Verlag, 2011



MMK Frankfurt am Main – Fashion installation in cooperation with artist Carsten Nicolai, Frankfurt, October 2010 / Kostas Murkudis LUCA – Book project documenting the conceptualization and production of his AW 2010 collection, Berlin, July 2010 / Exhibition Dysfashional Berlin – Berlin, June 2010



Exhibition Dysfashional Paris – Creative installations by a selection of designers / Atlas of Fashion Designers – Laura Eceiza (Ed.), published by maomao Publications / Kostas Murkudis Monograph – published and distributed worldwide by DAAB GmbH / 96dresses – Collection of slip dresses and/or first-layer dresses, to combine freely in 96 by 96 color possibilities



ID-SOUL – Tricia Jones (Ed.), published and distributed by Taschen / Creative Germany – published and distributed worldwide by DAAB GmbH



Young European Fashion Designers – published and distributed worldwide by DAAB GmbH



Modus, Kunsthalle St. Gallen “Die Treppe ist der Vater” – Design object in collaboration with Roth Stauffenberg, St.Gallen/Switzerland / Art Basel – Design object in collaboration with Monopol Art Magazine, Basel/Switzerland /William Forsythe – Image campaign in collaboration with Surface, photographed by Armin Linke, dressed in Schiesser-Kostas Murkudis



Exhibition moDE! “Criarde – An Accoustic Sculpture” – Tokyo/Japan / Sample, 100 Fashion Designers – 010 Curators published by 2005 Phaidon Press Ltd.



Stamm: a German Picturebook by Götz Offergeld – In collaboration with Carsten Nicolai



Fashion Now, I-D selects the world’s 150 most important designers – Terry Jones, Avril Mair (Eds.), published by Taschen 2003



Unit F büro für Mode – Publication on the work of fashion photographer Jork Weismann and his collaborations with Kostas Murkudis over the course of five years, Vienna/Austria



Musée Galliera Paris – Exhibition on the work of more than sixty designers presenting their work in Paris, Paris/France



Biennale di Firenze – Joint effort of progressive film makers and fashion designers, Florence/Italy


LOEWS Alexandra Degel, Lenbachpalais, Lenbachplatz 3, 80333 München, T +49 89 219 37 91-16, M +49 151 57 11 38 52, F +49 89 290 47 82, alexandra.degel@loews.eu

PRESSING Guillaume Chaillet, 99 Rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75010 Paris, T +331 42 01 51 00, F +331 42 01 50 99


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