"Unless you’re familiar with Greek fashion, you’d be forgiven for not knowing the name Celia Kritharioti, but in Greece, this couture house, based in the heart of Athens and founded by her ancestors has been a respected name since 1906, which makes it three years older than Chanel. That’s some history. But this couture season marks a first for Celia as she fulfills her lifelong dream of showing on the couture calendar, choosing the gilded surroundings of the Salon Vendome in The Ritz for the occasion, no less.
The designer opened with a series of short cocktail dresses, from an ivory long-sleeved French lace number with stand up collar, to others in blushed pink delicately scattered with ostrich feathers. If those were innocent and romantic, others were all-out racy, featuring bare backs and dazzling in looped beaded strands, diamante fringes and glittering chain-mail. Floral appliqués also served to flaunt the skills of this Greek couture house, so too intricate embroideries, dramatic one-shouldered flourishes and frothy ruffled capes.
It was a collection that served to fulfill every couture fantasy". Read more!