Fashion: Christos

This month, we put the spotlight on couture wedding dress label Christos. Established in 1984 with 30 years of history now, Christos is known for its romantic and clean silhouettes that are crafted with premium materials such as French laces and silk organza. In 2005, founder Christos Yiannakou personally invited bridal couture big-name, Amsale to take over the label after her retirement. Currently, Amsale uses Christos as a platform to showcase her softer and more traditional works, as opposed to the more modern silhouettes she showcases in her namesake label.

Christos Fall 2014 Collection
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What we love most about Christos’ aesthetic is the interpretation of vintage details and silhouettes in a modern context without losing the romanticism of the old world influence. The most beautiful points of a Christos collection almost always lie in the details — refined lace hems, hand crafted silk flowers, and hand beaded belts, just to name a few. The label also achieves its gorgeous airy dresses by lovingly layering lace, silk and tulle. Notably, Christos is known for its use of Alençon lace, which is “a type of needle lace created in the French town Alençon, a small town in Normandy” that dates back to the 16th century.

Christos Spring 2014 Collection
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As opposed to the more fluid silhouettes we see in the Fall 2014 collection, Christos’ Spring 2014 collection features many dresses in the trumpet silhouette (a more wearer-friendly version of the daunting mermaid silhouette) — another nod towards this surefire trend this season. In addition, while the Fall 2014 collection features fabrics and laces with a luxurious sheen, those used in the Spring 2014 collection come in shades of muted whites, or undertones of vintage off-whites.

What do you think of Christos’ collections this year? Let us know!