Zeus+Dione: Greece at its best

Zeus+Dione: my beloved friend Dimitra Kolotoura and Mareva Grabowski created a brand of handcrafted items sourced by Greek makers with a long tradition in their craft. I was more than happy to model for their lookbook.

Fashion Workshop transformed into a studio for the lookbook of the premium Greek brand “Zeus+Dione*”.

Zeus + Dione is the brainchild of two friends, a marketeer and a financier with equal passion for fashion and Greece! Sharing common attributes, aesthetics and values, Dimitra Kolotoura and Mareva Grabowski joined forces to focus on creating a brand of handcrafted items with vision to bring forth and support authentic artistic creation and craftsmanship from around the country. Both established in their fields, within and beyond Greek borders, they decided to deep their toes into a new field that has not been explored at that level before.

Photographer Genevieve Majari, stylist Dada Ioannidou, make up artist Vanessa Koutsopodiotou along with Dimitra and Mareva worked for many hours for the Spring Summer 2012 lookbook. It was worth it: the Zeus+Dione items are edgy, fashion forward and Greek: premium quality leather sandals, embroidered silk shirts, kaftans and trousers, crochet accessories, unique gold jewelry and limited edition leather handbags made of raw materials, sourced by Greek makers with a long tradition in their craft.

We had a lot of fun: Here are some backstage photos and some photos from the lookbook. If you love Zeus+Dione, you can visit the website and if you are in Paris during Paris Fashion Week, you can visit their first presentation of the SS13 collection: Friday 28th September, from 11am till 7pm at 1 Rue de Beaune and Quai Voltaire Saint Germain, Paris.

Good Luck girls! C u!

* The brand’s name is inspired by ancient Greek mythology. According to Homer, Zeus, the king of Olympians, and Dione, the Mother Goddess, were parents to the most beautiful creature on earth: Aphrodite. Celebrated across ancient Greece in the Aphrodisia festival, the goddess of love, lust and fertility had many lovers, mortals and immortals. Throughout the centuries, Aphrodite has been depicted or referred to as an adult; nubile and infinitely desirable! A symbol of abiding beauty, she has always been associated with elegant creatures and elements of  nature: doves, swans,pomegranates, apples, myrtle, rose trees, lime trees, but mostly the sea,dolphins, clams, scallop shells and pearls – just like in Botticelli’s eternal masterpiece! Legend has it that Aphrodite possessed a magic girdle, which had the power of inspiring love and desire to those who wore it. And this is exactly the aim of Zeus + Dione …

Backstage fun: 

Vanessa Koutsopodiotou 
Shiny skin! 
Dada Ioannidou and Genevieve

Images from the lookbook: