Maria Aristidou presents ‘BOLD’ for her Spring and Summer knit collection bringing back the iconic Art Deco movement of the early 20th century when the need for change following World War I expanded in all aspects of art and design. This ranged from buildings to furniture, jewelry, fashion, and everyday objects. The collection truly goes back in time to give a contemporary and BOLD outake on what it was like to live a life full of vivid colors, geometric shapes, and patterns.
Resembling the Art Deco Movement, this stunning collection incorporates bold styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials representing luxury, glamour, and exuberance of the roaring 20s. This time period is also known for introducing long lines, bias cut dresses, and exaggerated accessories. Aristidou achieved these old Hollywood glamour ideas by incorporating long lined fabrics and the addition of headbands and neck ties.
The ‘BOLD’ collection ultimately illustrates the finer things in life by using symmetrical and simple elements of the Art Deco architecture that is pleasing to the eye. It is influenced by the essence of shape to form clean, precise, and geometric designs with bold colors and vibrant patterns using knit fabrics. This represents a challenge for both men and women to veer away from the norm, so be BOLD and dive into the fascinating abyss of Art Deco inspired shapes and colors of knit couture.
The elegance of knitwear inspired Aristidou to begin by exploring then creating using luxurious threads, ornate techniques, and various knit patterns. The craftsmanship of meticulous hand embroideries sustain the uniqueness of Aristidou’s fabric collection and integrate the idea to accessories as well. The process of each collection production begins from the fabric design consisting of yarns such as wool, viscose, lurex, cotton, silk, and velvet (depending on the season). The fabrics are all ordered from France and Italy, then a series of patterns are designed in great detail and thought. This is followed by a sequence of tests to decide on what yarns are to be applied for each pattern. How thick or thin a fabric will be, color sampling combinations, hand-embroidery design testing, quality, durability checks, etc. are all used in this diligent process. This entire design and production takes place in Cyprus.