The collection includes clothes and accessories associated with the life and activity of urban dwellers from the start of the 20th century – so, since European fashion dynamically invaded Greek cities, sidelining local dress – as well as clothing from certain geographically remote settlements where the urban spirit had taken hold early on.

This unit includes samples that reach as far as the 1960s and 1970s, by which time local costumes had been fully abandoned. It also includes certain items of clothing and fashion accessories from the last few decades of the 20th century, but also – and not at all paradoxically – from the 21st century. Due to their social, technical, artistic, industrial and general historical significance, these are deemed to be useful acquisitions for the CMLE’s research purposes.

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The enrichment of the CMLE’s collections, with the aim of safekeeping, preserving, utilising and promoting them, has been a constant goal throughout all these years.

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