Stelios Koudounaris is a Cypriot fashion designer who uses an ancient motif as his main logo.
The motif is portrayed on a silver cup with a wish-bone handle, with inlaid decoration. The cup, was found in a tomb in Enkomi, Cyprus, and was probably imported from Mycenaean Greece, dating from the 14th c. B.C. It is currently in exhibit in the Cyprus Museum at Nicosia.
Koudounaris' webpage [HERE] includes a short bio as well as an extremelly interesting comment on why the designer whose this particular image as an emblem of his creative work.
Stelios Koudounaris was born in Cyprus in 1981 and raised in a family fashion business. After studying Fashion Design and Garment Manufacture he moved to Athens and worked for some leading Greek fashion business as a fashion designer and stylist.
He is now presenting his 8th running personal collection for autumn/winter 2011-12 under his own label, called after him ''STELIOSKOUDOUNARIS''.
Since his very first collection, Stelios Koudounaris plays a leading role in Greek fashion system. International magazines like Harpers Bazaar, Madame Figaro, InStyle and more have presented his work for several times, while Greek souperstars choose his creations for their appearances.
Cyprus mufflon is used as his main logo, which is a statement traditional figure given a modern twist in order to explore his designs' sharp shaped pattern cutting and dynamics and slightly declare the designers'origin.
His collections are mainly driven by some rock and wild elegance always worked in such a way to elect a womans' body. His minimal approach to female sexiness evolves through a mixture of razor-cut clear designs and futuristic mood.
His making is mainly adapting couture like techniques to his pret-a-porter creations that are aesthetically perseverance in now-a-days.
"STELIOSKOUDOUNARIS" collections are exclusively manufactured in Greece and distributed in 40 selected selling points alongside Austria, Denmark, Poland, Greece and Cyprus.
It is of note though, that what Koudounaris interprets as a "Cyprus mufflon", is a well-known motif in Aegean art unanimously accepted in literature as a bull's head...
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