Paris, 23, January 2024
Written by; Cristina Vittoria Egger
Casting Director: Maida Gregory- Boina with Jibogun, Maxime Labbée and Dominyka Angelyte
Make up: Patrick Ta, Maria Nikoloudaki
Paris, 23 January 2024 Celia Kritharioti presented her SS24 Couture Collection at Pavillon Cambon Capucines. Legendary Naomi Campbel opened the show while Candice Swanepoel and Coco Rocha walked for the Greek designer. Sara Sampaio was on the front row along with fashion journalists, influencers, clients and friends of the designer who travelled from around the world for the occasion.
The collection “Deep Sea” is inspired by the sea and the sea shells as a symbol of life, protection, resilience and dreams. It is a symphony of textures and colours and unveils a narrative that seamlessly intertwines with the fashion house’s legacy. From the shimmering silver hues that mirror the moon’s gentle caress on the waves to the serene blue, gold, purple, yellow and pink, each piece is a tribute to the undulating beauty of the sea.
Aqua and coral hues evoke the play of light on the water’s surface, capturing the essence of a sunlit Mediterranean afternoon. Luxurious silk, organza, and ethereal taffeta, meticulously chosen and expertly crafted by the Greek “Couturier to the stars”, embody the timeless spirit of Greek craftsmanship while embracing the fluidity of contemporary design.
In a world where the sea is not merely a backdrop but a source of inspiration, we are compelled to consider the impact of our choices. The call to keep our oceans clean resonates through the couture creations, symbolizing the harmony between the beauty we adorn ourselves with and the environment that births us anew. Underwater love, manifested through Celia Kritharioti Couture, is a celebration of the interconnectedness of fashion, nature, and our shared commitment to sustainability—an ode to the sea, our eternal muse.
Next of spectacular Show was presented by Peet Dullaert inspired by
Emotion: ” Float. Into the blue. Skim. The Mist. Row ”
What is beauty, the question that is the bane of our industry’s existence, cannot be addressed with only the presentation of the end product on the runway. I want to deconstruct the set norms of couture and show you the process done differently. From the cuts that mould the body, to embrace it, not claim; our inspiration at the Atelier is rooted in the celebration of the myriad of human silhouettes. Each of them is entirely shaped and sewn by hand. “Cousu main”: a needle, a thread, creation without the use of a machine.
Admiration for the human body, paying homage to the significant shape that breathes movement and transcendent flow. Symbolic to the process of fluid shape creation, that has been a guiding architect.
Reflection on life in a digital age. Silhouettes emerging from a storm, to honour resilience and movement of the body. You are meant to live in our clothes, to be.
The creations, crafted by artisanal fabric manipulation, result in unique surfaces that honour nature, reinterpret suiting adapted to modern posture  and flow-tailoring .
The exploration of organic shapes and the human anatomy through re-invented techno-pleat designs  is what the collection speaks to.
Such creation is greatly personal at the base of it all, and inspired by the lives of the diverse group of individuals around me, the generations that inspire and teach me.
And so, our inspiration at the Atelier is rooted in this celebration of people, and the myriad of their human silhouettes. – Peet Dullaert