Columbia, SC based Handmade Clothing label for Limited Edition Collections and One-of-a-Kind Pieces.

Meet the Maker:

WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?
My name is Diko Pekdemir- Lewis. I am a professional Fashion Designer born and raised in Germany. I moved from Germany to SC in July 2016. I launched my clothing label Anton & Maxine in 2014 in Germany and relaunched it in Okt 2016 in SC – Columbia. I have my studio / shop in Columbia SC at the Tapp’s Arts Center. Here I design and create daily new garments.

DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.
All process of making a garment happens in house. I start from an idea, make the pattern, cut the fabric, sew it together, all the way to the finished design.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
I get inspired daily from art, media and my surroundings.

FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.
I speak fluent and dream in 3 languages.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA.
The Riverwalk

WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?
I grew up with creative parents. My Dad is a Tailor and my Mom was a Singer. I was always amazed, that my Dad could make everything I showed him in a magazine or from my sketches and create something just for me….and one day I knew would love to do the same. Now create daily new pieces and make other people happy.

WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?
Never give up – for everything is a solution!

 COVID-19 Update


The Spring Handmade Fair will be postponed. A new date has not been set yet because things are changing everyday, but it will be rescheduled as soon as possible. We will be promoting the vendors and encourage you to support their small businesses during this difficult season. We can't wait to see you all as soon as we are able. We are praying for health and safety for everyone and their families.