Just before the new season commences and I reveal to you my latest collections, made with the finest of leathers and materials and colored with an autumnal palette, I take a moment to relive and reminisce the summer that passed. I decided to create my own Pop Up store and an event that had the scent of the sea and procured the authentic Myconian aura, the one I have grown to love and adore so much, the one which triggered the creation of the THEMIS • Z brand.
Located in the uniquely designed breakfast area of the Belvedere Hotel in Mykonos, next to the hotel's shop where my creations are hosted, our Cycladic Pop Up store was set up for two days on August 3 and 4, 2017.
On a sweet summer evening, accompanied by a refreshing breeze, the relaxing beats of lounge music and signature cocktails, I welcomed dear friends, business and showbiz personalities, people from the art scene, as well as brand enthusiasts who wanted to join in on the celebration for my summer Pop Up store.
Elegant friends and guests chose canvas and leather bags with the characteristic Infinity design of THEMIS • Z, wicker baskets in earthy colors and the blue of the Aegean Sea and accompanied them with Panama hand-painted hats, all to be taken with on their holidays. For their summer houses they chose to combine pieces from the Maze, Serenity and Kyma tableware collection, creating the most serene yet playful art de la table. The Kleio candle, with its effortless and dreamy summer scent, will be keeping us warm all year round, bringing back our most cherished memories from Greece in the summer.
A harmonious yet cosmopolitan aura was ever present, as was my joy and honor to be given the opportunity to host my Pop Up store in one of the most luxurious and emblematic hotels of this magical island. The first person to understand and believe in the philosophy of my brand was Nicolas Ioannidis, owner of Belvedere hotel, a hotel that supported my brand from day one and stands as one of the first places where one could find my THEMIS • Z creations. It was a natural and easy choice to collaborate with my favorite hotel and I look forward to next summer and what lies ahead.