In continuing with the theme of presenting inspiring, young Greek creatives today’s post will be dedicated to the talented Urania Giourmetaki (aka Urania Gazelli).
With studies in industrial design and a bachelor from Middlesex University of London, the 28 year old Urania started playing around with plexiglass in an effort to put a spin on the family business and ended up founding her own bag label in the spring of 2010. She has since managed to gain great numbers of dedicated fans – as well as the attention of the Italian Vogue team & Anna Wintour who, in choosing the most talented new designers, invited her to Milan back in September 2013.
All pieces are lovingly hand- crafted by Urania herself (at present, as she says, her business is “a one-woman-show”) at the family factory in Koropi, Greece and sold online via “More is Love”.
Here’s a bit of background information, by Ms. Giourmetaki herself – for the Greek speaking amongst you (unfortunately I couldn’t find a captioned version of the interview):
For the rest, here’s some of her gorgeous designs that speak volumes in the universal language of fashion…
[All Images: © Urania Gazelli]