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High Priestess of Pleats

Her sculptural forms feel like moving pieces of fine art. She painstakingly twists and contorts silk into new forms and shapes that make for stunning showmanship and thought-provoking personal self-expression. Daphne Valente’s sculpted works of wearable art are as timeless in their sophistication as the designer herself. It wa...

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The Ornate Finesse of Dassios’ designs

Dimitris Dassios’ itinerant sartorial style brings alive the sensual vibrance of an Oriental souk with the meticulous tailoring of an Italian couture house. Swarovski crystals, semiprecious gems, Indian zari, cultivated pearls, intricate 19th century Turkish embroidery, mirrors and tassles – and over-sized flowers – find their way into hi...

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Anna Wintour: All bow to the Queen of Fashion

With her chunky neck pieces, trademark pageboy bob haircut, dark sunglasses covering much of her face and a reputation that precedes any face-to-face encounter, Dame Anna Wintour, DBE,  editor-in-chief of Vogue since 1988 and artistic director for Condé Nast, is arguably the most visible and vocal personality in the fashion world, widely praised fo...

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Fireworks on a Fine Universe

WHAT: The exhibition at Eleni Marneri Galerie presents a new generation of Greek and international designers who dedicate their work to the world of fine jewellery, creating artworks of unparalleled force and timelessness. WHEN: Opening: November 29 to January 18, 2020 WHERE: Eleni Marneri Galerie 5-7 Lebessi & 16 Porinou St,...

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A Homecoming for Ancient Greek Sandals

With 350 global stockists, and an established presence abroad, co-founders Christina Martini and Nikolas Minoglou finally have brought their brand, Ancient Greek Sandals, home to Kolokotroni street. It is the brand’s first brick and mortar store in a building that once housed a Greek shoe store. Their hand-crafted designer san...

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Mirror, Mirror The Experience

WHAT: Get ready for some serious festive shopping, pampering, music and drinks while supporting a worthy cause. The Blender Gallery and YFOS Online Shop welcome Christmas with the pop-up event Mirror, Mirror! The Christmas Experience. Eight Greek fashion brands selected by YFOS Online Shop, (, Anthe Collection, - Active Wear, Cl...

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Beauty Happens

Fashion high priestess Suzy Menkes once described him as the man who “turned Grecian folds into 21st-century clothes” and his effortlessly fluid designs are anchored on the principles of complex simplicity and impeccable technique. Angelos Bratis – who worked alongside the likes of Vionnet as head designer and was hand-picked by Giorgio A...

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Brand Greece Goes Global

Greece’s cultural heritage is hot property. In fact, if Brand Greece could be distilled and traded on the stock market right now, it would be in a bull market. Enter Katerina Frentzou, journalist and founder of Branding Heritage, a timely cultural alliance between some of the country’s finest and most high-profile creative ambassadors. Fr...

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