♦Think-Feel-Discover: What was a defining moment in your career so far?
I will never forget my first event with friends and acquaintances for the presentation of my collection. In 3 hours all products had been sold out. All these people were the first recipients of my work. Certainly, it was the best moment for me.
♦Think-Feel-Discover: How important, and why is for you as an accessory designer to bring your story into life during London Fashion Week?
It is a dream come true. That’s more or less how I would describe it. I need to share my creativity with a more sophisticated audience in such a huge fashion event.
♦Think-Feel-Discover: Which is your favorite color, and why?
It’s hard to answer. I think I’m currently more keen on pink. The answer to this question is always different. I’m addicted to all color palettes. Every color has its quality and usefulness.
♦Think-Feel-Discover: Is it your bag collection handmade? How long does it take to make a bag?
The word “handmade” characterizes my starting point as a creator. I create all products with love and care, every one of them. The completion time of a bag differs depending on size. Usually, a typical average bag would take around 6 hours to make.
♦Think-Feel-Discover: Why is handmade important?
By creating a non-industrial product, you give away a part of yourself. You spent hours, and Meraki (love, care, and attention) to take its final form. To clarify, I am supportive of this trend that has been taking hold recently.
♦Think-Feel-Discover: What advice would you give to women for their bags choices?
This a piece of advice I give to my audience: always to prefer products that serve their needs.
♦Think-Feel-Discover: Which are your most appropriate bag choices for AW19?
Well, I try to avoid general statements. I believe that every woman knows her needs better than anyone. However, she can decide which type, and size is the good one for her way to dress.
♦Think-Feel-Discover: Which is your motto in life?
Where there’s a will, there’s away. Our evolution depends on the keenness, and effort we put into anything we do.
♦Think-Feel-Discover: What does define your personality?
The constant dilemma: To live with Imagination? Or live according to the rules of logic?
♦Think-Feel-Discover: What is your vision in life?
To feel comfortable in my skin and to create small pleasant everyday moments. If we improve ourselves, we will be equipped to face any pleasant or unpleasant circumstances in our lives.
♦Think-Feel-Discover: What’s your favorite moment of the day?
I think it’s the moment that the sunsets. One more day draws to an end, and another begins. That is an opportunity for me to set new goals.
♦Think-Feel-Discover: Where do you see your self in ten years from now?
Ideally, I would like to have evolved much more as an artist and to have found new methods and practices to grow my brand.
♦Think-Feel-Discover: Can you tell us about your plans?
For the upcoming period, my goal is to expand my collaborations and to familiarize wider audiences with my collection. To this goal, I also add the creation of new collages, which will give new life into my accessory collection.
♦Think-Feel-Discover: What three words would you use to describe Poua stories?
Vintage – Retro – Polka dots.
♦Think-Feel-Discover: How does leave in Athens Greece define your creativity?
Everyday life in a big city has two sides. On the one hand, it’s crazy and loud. On the other hand, you meet daily so many different people. That is to say, People around me inspire my creative imagination with their style and attitude.
♦Think-Feel-Discover: Which is the style of your daily wardrobe?
I choose vivid colors. I rarely fail to include some vibrant hue on my outfits.
♦Think-Feel-Discover: Do you believe in trends?
It’s good to be inspired by trends, but not copy them.
♦Think-Feel-Discover: Which is the key in a woman’s outfit?
The best outfit is the one which reveals the feminity of a woman. That is the key to her way to dress daily.
♦Think-Feel-Discover: Who or what has been your biggest influencer?
The work of both international and local painters remain unfaded in my heart. I can’t set anyone apart. In some magical way, they have all laid a stone to the edifice of my thinking and creative process.
♦ Styling by Chrysanthi Kosmatou, Think-Feel-Discover.com
♦ Outfit by Kathy Heyndel Haute Couture: www.kathyheyndels.gr
♦ Sunglasses: Optika Pismopoulou Eleni, Instagram @optika_pismopoulou
♦ Makeup by Faceshop.gr
♦ Photo credits, Instagram @MarkX
Poua Stories Digital Fashion collage bags: Instagram @pouastories
By Chrysanthi Kosmatou, September 24/2019.