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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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Memories of a Greek Summer

Anamnesia is just one of those boutiques that will make you grin, tongue firmly in cheek – even as you wave goodbye to loved ones at the departure terminal. A cool, Greek brand that oozes wit and takes the cringe out of souvenir shopping, Anamnesia, as its name suggests, promises to keep the memories of a Greek holiday alive. ...

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Bathing Belle

Art and function are co-conspirators in the stunning creations of Sophie Deloudi. One of Greece’s leading swimwear designers, with a strong international presence, Sophie’s collections are the result of an exceptionally elegant but also easy-to-wear design concept, discovers Insider’s fashion editor Michail-Alexander Passos. Wha...

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My Athens: Nassos Ntotsikas

Designer, Nassos Ntotsikas, whose wearable-off-the-catwalk knitwear creations are a must-have this autumn, believes in Athens’ creative nature, but stays true to his Chios roots. What do you do? I am a fashion designer, specialized in knitwear and I run my own label the last 2.5 years. What are your creative inspirations? It ...

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Re-designing Life

Meg Cope had been a London eye surgeon for nearly two decades when her youngest child Zac was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2012. What followed is an uplifting tale of a life re-designed: and one which led the glamorous mother-of-three to a new home in Athens and an exciting new luxury fashion venture, Zaccys, named after her son, (in which...

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