Dimitris Kolonas is a content creator and fashion influencer based in Germany. His Instagram account counts around 50.000 followers that love Dimitris for his minimalist and well-curated wardrobe that is mainly built around black, white and selected earth tones. But next to his excellent taste in fashion and style he also has a great eye for photography and design.
Hej Dimitris, how are you doing at the moment?
I’m doing great, thanks for asking. Really excited that spring-summer is coming and trying to enjoy each day!
What do you enjoy most?
Lately I have found myself going back to ‘older’ movies that I’ve watched already and just appreciating film-making. Movies like Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects, Se7en, Fight Club etc. These are films I will definitely be watching again and again as time goes by.
You have worked as a brand ambassador and content creator for some recognised fashion brands such as Wrengler, ARKET or Mr. Porter. What do you care most about in a partnership/collaboration?
I have indeed been fortunate enough to have had some great partnerships so far. What I always look for is, first of all, a similar aesthetic vibe to mine. This is definitely a priority. After that, I always partner up with brands that I would actually buy and use their products myself, meaning that I like and appreciate what they are making. Lastly, freedom in the creative part is something not to be foreseen. It’s important to me, to be able to bring my vision to life on my own terms.
What cities or places inspire and influence your lifestyle?
Spending my time between Germany and Greece, I have had the opportunity to live and be inspired by these two cultures. Before the pandemic, I was able to travel quite a lot both for work and pleasure and I am looking forward to doing so again. All in all, the places that have inspired my lifestyle the most would be: Berlin, Hamburg, Copenhagen and Thessaloniki.
What are your 3 favorite pieces you can’t live without?
This definitely depends on the season but I would have to say a pair of quality white sneakers, a great jacket/coat and some sort of accessories like a watch or/and a pair of sunglasses. If the question would be not necessarily about fashion, I would say my camera, my laptop/tablet (just to be able to work on my photos) and a glass of good red wine. 🙂
What is the last magazine you really enjoyed?
Lately, due to a big amount of work, I unfortunately haven’t had the time to dive myself into a lot of magazines, but issues of the Design Anthology have been really enjoyable.
One fashion advice you wish you knew earlier.
Don’t be afraid of mixing things up and trying new styles. It’s been a journey developing my style, and I don’t think I am anywhere near being there already, but trying new things is definitely the way to go.
Thank you and have a great day!
Photos: Dimitris Kolonas