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Christina Skarpeli
Best New Designer  on Athens Xclusive Designers Week,
October 2010, Athens -Greece

Christina Skarpeli – multitalented artist, fashion designer, fashion stylist and editor, art and fashion columnist, fashion blogger, and many more. She debuted as a designer on Athens Xclusive Designers Week with her first collection “ARTificial UtOpIa” for Scarp by Christina Skarpeli. Her second collectiongave her a great success winning the award of the Best New Designer on AXDW and a fashion show in Monaco. As the lucky one, I have attended her winning show “Sloth in Euphoria”. I was completely bewitched with the whole performance.

In her blog in the description note she wrote that “after her preparation for qualifying examinations for the School of Fine Arts, the fashion world won her over”. Or maybe she is going to win over the fashion world?

Welcome Christina! It‘s a great pleasure having you on Eye Candies. First of all, I would like to congratulate you Best New Designer Award on AXDW. How do you feel as the Best New Designer in Greece? Was it a great challenge for you as a fresh blood to take part in such a competition?

Nice to meet you my lovely Eye Candies! I want to thank you for your hospitality and your kind words!!! I feel really proud because my labours were rewarded and very happy because this award has given me impetus for my course in fashion.

Of course it was a great challenge for me. It was a really difficult competition because all designers who took part in AXDW were just great!
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Winning collection “Sloth In Euphoria”
Skarp by Christina Skarpeli
Best New Designer
Athens Xclusive Designers Week
October 24th, 2010, Athens, Greece
How did you become a fashion designer? What made your hidden passion evolve?

When I was eight, I started painting, and a few years later I started to create jewellery, accessories and interior decorations. At that time I was trying to accomplish some of my clothing ideas, transforming my clothes and "inventing" various techniques to implement them. My puberty was the most important age in my subsequent choices of my life…
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Illustrations by Christina Skarpeli
You are a fashion designer, stylist, editor, columnist, blogger, and artist… Did I forget to add anything? :) Does it mean that one field of fashion is not enough? How do you bring all these things together?

The fashion industry is more than enough but I can not dedicate myself to a single piece of work. I think people are made for much more. Personally, I try to externalize my feelings with more than one way, either through my creations, or through writing for fashion or through my fashion illustrations. Essentially, everything in my life revolves around the fashion which is my passion, for sure.

What influences you the most as a fashion designer?

Everything works as inspiration. Each frame “drops” in front of you and every emotion you perceive. The main source of inspiration for me is the movement of expressionism that really touches me.
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Your fashion shows are not just typical catwalks – They are like an artistic performance – video representing some story, selected music that gives special vibe, futuristic designs, fine fabrics and distinctive accessories. How do you create the vision of your fashion shows?

Mainly, my inspiration comes from the movement of Expressionism, as I said before. Style and generally the picture that we choose to be are emotions and for this reason in each show that I present, I want to give a more theatrical and romantic feeling, linking together many arts as the video art, photography, music, supporting my viewpoint.
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I would like to ask about the meanings of both titles of the shows? They are like encoded letters into a secret cipher: “Artificial Utopia”, “Sloth in Euphoria”. What is hidden behind these names?

Under the title “ARTificial UtOpIa" hides the false feeling behind a beautiful picture and the hard work of people to look perfect.
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ARTificial UtOpIa”
Fall/Winter 2010-2011
Athens Xclusive Designers Week
Photography by Patricia Munster
About the s/s11 collection, titled "Sloth In Euphoria" I wanted to emphasize the summer feelings and the love for the nature, almost pagan ...because here, in Greece, apparently not many are particularly fond of nature, if you consider how many forests have been burned in recent years...
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“Sloth In Euphoria”
Spring/Summer 2011
Athens Xclusive Designers Week
Photography by Patricia Munster
Who do you see as the receiver of your fashion? How could you describe the woman and man who wear Scarp by Christina Skarpeli?

Spunky, independent, experimental and emotional.
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How about your style? How could you define Christina Skarpeli’s own style?

Romantic Avant Garde
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Could you tell us about your future plans? As far as I am concerned you are preparing your new collection for Athens Xclusive Designers Week and Jeansation in Monaco. Do you also have other projects ahead?

I cannot reveal everything for once, but I can tell you that just I start preparing the costumes for a new and absolutely strong film...
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Thank you very much Christina for your time and participation! Feel free if you like to add anything else.

It was my pleasure dear! Thank u so much! Kisses!!!

LINKS: […]
http://christinaskarpeli.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=290963738138
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