My home country’s idyllic natural beauty and the relaxing and atmospheric vibes one connects with a visit to a Greek island, cultivated my desire to create summer bags that can be used all day by every woman of every age.
As a pioneer of eco-friendly fashion and effortless and natural style, I wanted to use responsibly sourced raw materials that would promote environmental conservation. Raffia, an environmentally friendly, durable, strong and exquisitely textural fibre which grows naturally in Madagascar, felt ideal for my needs. My journey began when I found the right Malagasy weavers who meticulously crocheted the bags in the playful and minimalistic shapes of my collection. The ancestorial weaving skills of the Malagasy artisans combined with a modern aesthetic and colour palette brought a fresh and romantic feel in the brand’s signature style.
The use of bright colours was key when considering the strong cultural influences of the two countries which inspired me. The colour palette of the collection combines the breath-taking and colourful landscapes of Madagascar with the predominant blue colour in Greece which signifies the sky and the sea.