Hommage à ma mère
The first time I visited Paris, I was with my mother. I was a little girl and I was holding her hand as we entered all the Fashion Houses during Couture Week. Together we watched all the shows of the biggest Fashion Houses and as time passed, my love for fashion grew stronger. My mother loved Black, Pearls and Paris, as much as she did Greece.
Welcome to the Celia Kritharioti Autumn-Winter 2018-2019 Couture Collection; an apotheosis to femininity, female beauty and craftsmanship. The colour Black stars in the collection, gold is what steals the show. Velvet, Chantilly lace, silk tulle and hand embroidered details are the key elements: precious stones, layers of lace and pearls transform every one of the Autumn-Winter 2018-2019 Collection looks into a piece of sculpture. Bold shoulders in the deux-pièces imprint female power; lace leggings add edge, enchanting motion is expressed through the use of feathers, whereas the evening creations and mini dresses accentuate the female form.
We are in Paris again. Since then, I have left her hand and walk alone. At every one of my shows, my gaze searches for her in the audience, though I know that she too, is looking at me from backstage, by my side.
Special thanks to soprano Christina Poulitsi
Ph. Yannis Vlamos