Athens Insider Summer 2021

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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, (Anamnesi.co, Anthe Collection, BAYA.fit - 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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Fashion at the Cycladic Museum

Fashion and art’s natural synchronicities are being celebrated in an exciting new alliance between the Museum of Cycladic Art and 14 of Greece’s top design stars. As part of the fashion project, Cycladic Forms, leading fashion brands including Deux Hommes, Angelos Bratis, Zeus & Dione and Di Gaia have each created a unique...

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Mary Katrantzou: Digital Dreamer

Mary Katrantzou – one of Greece’s biggest overseas success stories – bolted out of the gates in 2008, pioneering a thrilling new look for women, typified by bold digital prints and structural silhouettes. She quickly became one of the most talked-about designers with Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker and Michelle Obama among her high-profile ...

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How 2018 is your Home?

Last year was all about rose gold metallics, exposed lighting and Millennium pink. Here are six of the biggest interior decoration trends and style updates that will make their way into fashionable homes this year. More colour-popping kitchens All-white kitchens n...

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Zeus + Δione: Greek at the Seams

The fashionista’s favourite Greek label, Zeus + Δione, debuted six years ago. Founders Mareva Grabowski and Dimitra Kolotoura had a vision that was both entrepreneurial and philanthropic: the duo wanted to create a brand that ‘would give life back’ to struggling Greek villages who survived on crafts, in particular, Soufli, one of Greece’s...

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Stitch Perfect

The head-turning knitwear creations of Nassos Ntotsikas are rapidly earning the attention of an elite, fashion-forward clientele. While widely admired for his pioneering fashion shows, Nassos also stays true to his Chios roots, discovers Insider’s fashion editor Michail-Alexander Passos. Your catwalks are renowned. Do you have a...

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Orsalia Parthenis: The Bare Necessities

The catch-phrase “timeless classic” could have been created with Parthenis in mind. With their sleek and noble designs that elevate the everyday, this prosperous Greek fashion house has managed the feat of staying relevant and sought-after for more than four decades. How? By creating “less is more” wardrobe necessities for generations of ...

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