This writer discovered the work of the couturier Rami al Ali upon his very first presentation in Paris several years ago. Since that time it appears that as our admiration for his work grown, so have his own knowledge, technique and draping skills grown simultaneously and to seemingly exponential proportions… With such powerful weapons as these at this command, it is no wonder why is potentionally one of the two biggest threats to the official haute couture establishment.
What many may not know is that the Minautor is from a royal and very vengeful bloodline. Afterall his first cousins are the Greek Queen known as Phaedra and the scorned Princess Madea, who is of course the most dangerous femme fatale of literary compositions ! Maria Aristidou has taken in this cultural heritage of mythology and transfigured it into the physical forms we find in her new collection for Spring/Summer 2017. Her metallic yarns are used in the knitwear.
Celia Kristarioti is a staple name among Greece’s independent fashion houses. Her work in this her debut collection in Paris leaves us very excited and in great anticipation of very soon seeing more from her !