Among the Top 10 young Fashion Designers according to Forbes
Christina Economou is a young Greek fashion designer that is already included in the “30 under 30” list of designers presented by Forbes. Christina is featured in the sector of Retail/E commerce and is in the 9th place.
She was born and raised in Greece. She started her journey in fashion by attending Parsons and Istituto Marangoni in Paris, and won (with her graduate collection) the 2011 International Award at London Graduate Fashion Week. After briefly working for Giambattista Valli and as a correspondent for Greek Vogue in Paris, she returned to her native Athens in 2013 to fulfill her dream of launching her own label. Her collections reflect her own effortless and eclectic style, resulting in a line that is as cool and progressive as it is timeless and respectful. Her hope is to create a line that offers a sophisticated twist on classic day and nightwear using beautiful printed silk fabrics made according to an age-old tradition in the historic silk town of Soufli in Northern Greece.
Christina Economou on her best mistake (failing forward):“It has been quite the learning curve since launching my brand in 2013! I think many young designers today will find that fashion design education prepares you for the challenges of design but not necessarily for the trials and pitfalls of building a successful business.”
Christina started her brand as a reflection of her own cool, unique taste: a way to make beautiful modern clothes with a vibrant Mediterranean twist. City life meets Greek island living. The brand’s design vision is its unique combination of unconventional shapes, exciting textures and vibrant silk prints.