Costas Faliakos was born in Halkida. He graduated from 8th Lyceum of Athens and entered the Law School of Athens. As he was attracted at the strings of fashion from his childhood, decided not to continue his studies and to dedicate himself to the amazing world of glamour and beauty.
His studies at Sophia’s Loubou fashion designing school and continues in Paris at Ecole Guerre-Lavigne where he takes his diploma as a creator Haute Couture. At the same time he wins a scholarship at Ecole Sam Syndical and studies styling and history of clothing.
After his graduation he was hired as a designer at Jacques Esterel and P. Balmain fashion designing enterprises.
He worked in Paris for 8 years and decided to return to Athens where he continues to cooperate with French Fashion Designing Houses as well as with Greek enterprises.
‘He created his own Haute Couture spot at Patriarxou Ioakeim 53 in Kolonaki and remained for almost 20 years a fighting believer at the unique concept of Haute Couture and its perfection.
His spirit is still alive , a true couturier , a true legend.’
Christos Petridis was born in Thessaloniki. He studied styling & fashion creation at his own town before moving to Athens where conditions for a practice were much more promising. He joined COSTAS FALIAKOS Haute Couture as a trainee on September 1993. Thanks to his talent & hard work he become in a very short time the primary business associate & collaborator of Costas Faliakos, this so talented creator, who passed away too early. Flakes saw at once his possibilities & encouraged his young collaborator by including Petridis creation in the 1994 fashion collection. Nevertheless, the most important is that in ten years of their common course Faliakos introduced Petridis to his most precious experience & taught him every single secret concerning the magical world of fashion.
Christos Petridis took over the company in August 2003 following the expressed will of Costas Faliakos and in June 2004 he presented his first private Haute Couture collection under the title VIVA LA GRECE with a great success, thanks to the gracious design of the dresses and this special “coin d’ceil” of the authentic creator to the eternal and modern woman.
In more than a decade Christos Petridis followed the path of Faliakos roots but moreover spread the love for fashion with haute couture shows ,prêt a porter collections , worldwide distributions ,expo and trade participations and a luxurious high end boutique in the centre of Athens.
Currently there are three design-lines in circulation by FALIAKOS group: Haute Couture, Prêt-a-porter ,Bridal , all of them in different orientation but in the same language and target.
Venediktos Adipas was born on 1982. From an early age he has shown a passion for the arts and a high level of aesthetic. In High school he studied Conservation & Restoration of art pieces and archaeological artefacts. His next step would have been to take exams for admission in the ASKT but fashion being the object of his life, he attended the Veloudakis Fashion School where his eventual graduation was a topic of conversation because of his rebellious spirit. From ‘04 and up to this day he has been moving forward in different paths of creation and self-expression. Graffiti, street art, window installation, designing womenswear for brands and companies. In parallel he has presented paintings by participating in many group and personal art exhibitions and events. Many of his pieces now enrich private collections and shops.
From ‘06 until ‘09 he worked as Junior fashion designer for Christoforos Kotentos with shows and collection sampling around the globe and many stars dressed by the brand. This experience has enriched and empowered him greatly. His next stop was the Royal Academy of Arts in Antwerp. There, encouraged him to move on and be an independent designer with no borders in his creativity. His work is distinctly individualistic, powerfull, sometimes surreal with passion for detail and handcrafted surfaces. His most current undertaking is Human Electric design lead, an award winning Internet of Things design lab. A start up company which combines Hardware ,Software, Technology and Fashion. Venediktos is a true driven silent force.
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