Traditional embroidery, Cycladic shades and folk motifs feature in the new SS 23 collection by Ancient Kallos, in a celebration of the Greek summer. Drawing inspiration from the emblematic 1970s Mykonos summer, when the island, untouched by tourism, became the hot spot destination for the bona fide bohemians of the world.
Captured by Mara Desipris, the collection features the kaftan, adorned with the traditional embroidery found on the bridal gown of the island Trikeri in Pileon, staying true to the Cycladic shades of blue and white. Elaborate cord “roads” imitating the architecture of the church of Panagia Paraportiani, adorn linen kaftans and tops, in the same shades. The ‘Little Venice’ A-line dress, in crisp linen, appears in a range of soothing shades of pink, white and pistachio transporting the traditional embroidery technique known as “kofto” from the past to present. Cotton crochet cover-ups, dresses and co-ord sets made of cotton net are knitted exclusively for Ancient Kallos. Ethereal silk-cotton dresses embroidered with folk motifs and colorful prints complete the collection, bringing to life the atmosphere of a quintessential tavern in 1970s Mykonos, while capturing the Grecian chic style concept. Selected jewelry pieces designed exclusively for the brand, include impressive cuffs inspired by jewelry gifted to women on their engagements, earrings with elements from the Folklore Museum of Mykonos, legendary 1970s motifs on long pendants, and coin necklaces, typically an offering of good luck and prosperity.