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♦Think-Feel-Discover: Tell me a little bit about yourself. How did you first learn to knit?

At the age of eight years old, I asked my grandmother to teach me knitting. That is to say, I liked so much what she was creating. I learn very quickly, and I never stopped knitting. I Love it.

♦Think-Feel-Discover: How long have you been a knitwear designer? How did you begin designing clothes & accessories?

Four years ago, I felt the need to create knitted clothes for myself. I also created a bag. My friends were so excited about the result. I started to receive orders for knitted bags. In this way, my hobby became a profession.

♦Think-Feel-Discover: As a knitwear designer, what is your favorite thing to design and why?

My favorite thing as a knitwear designer is to design bags. Bags are my favorite accessories.

 

♦Think-Feel-Discover: Where do you find inspiration for your designs?

For my designs, I find inspiration from colors and images of my daily life. Above all, my style defines my design creativity.

♦Think-Feel-Discover: If you could choose only one word to describe your work, what would it be?

Most importantly, a word that would describe my Brand would be quality. I choose the appropriate yarn for either a bag or an accessory.

♦Think-Feel-Discover: How would you describe your customers?

I would describe my clients as demanding in their style.

♦Think-Feel-Discover: Approximately, how long does it take to design your bags and clothing collection?

The time it takes to knit a piece is relative. Usually, for my bag designs, it takes four days for the production. It also takes some more days to design it, and collect the materials. 

♦Think-Feel-Discover: Why did you name your brand Atelier Vasiliki? 

First of all, I named my brand Atelier Vasiliki because my designs are handmade. However,  Each bag is unique. In the same vein, I gave my name as I’m the creator and designer of every design.

♦Think-Feel-Discover: Do you knit all of your designs yourself, or do you have a team?

Certainly, I have a small team to help me with the production of my handmade knitted collection. That’s important for the time of delivery of orders to my customers.

♦Think-Feel-Discover: How do you want women to feel when wearing your pieces?

To feel unique.

♦Think-Feel-Discover: Can you recommend us: A book: A film: 

Firstly, my favorite author is Nikos Kazantzakis. I love his book titled Zorba the Greek. Secondly, my favorite film is La vita e Bella, by Roberto Begnini.

♦Think-Feel-Discover: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be and why?

If I had the choice to live abroad, I would choose a city like Milan. Above all, I like Italian fashion and elegance.

♦Think-Feel-Discover: You currently live and work in Thessaloniki, Greece. What is your favorite location in the area?

Above all, my favorite location is the historical center of Thessaloniki. In short, It’s so inspiring for my designs. Moreover, I love to walk and visit occasionally.

♦Think-Feel-Discover: Of all your designs, do you have a favorite?

I do not have a favorite design. That is to say,  they represent my love for knitwear. That’s the reason I love them as much as I love my children.