The Maria Aristidou Spring/Summer 2019 collection, titled “Symplexis,” made its runway debut at Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week this winter season. The collection is filled with gowns crafted in vibrant colored knits – and a decorative pattern that ties the entire collection together.
“Inspiration for the pattern came from a single vintage arched door found during a walk inside the old city walls of Nicosia,” the brand shared in a press release. “The simplicity of the door’s facade, together with the complexity of the engineering behind it, gave rise to a series of design trials that lead to this fine timeless pattern for the fabrics of SS 2019 collection.”
“Hand embroidery embellishments on a colorful palette of luxurious knit fabrics made by the designer, capture the beauty and the essence of a woman,” the brand added. “Unexpected cuts on timeless classic designs with modern details are the signature of the designer’s Spring/Summer 2019 Symplexis collection.”
Since 2015, Maria Aristidou has been incorporating her signature innovative knitwear into her collections, adding fine craftsmanship and couture qualities to her pieces. Produced entirely in Cyprus, the extensive production process is what makes the material so high-end and opulent.
“The magic of knitwear inspired her to first explore and then create, using luxurious threads and elaborate techniques, various knit patterns,” the brand explained in a statement. “Yarns such as wool, viscose, lurex, cotton, silk and velvet (depending on the season the designer works on) are ordered from Paris and Italy. Then, a series of patterns, first designed on paper, are passed on to the computer knit programmer to be then processed by the programs set for the knitting machines. The only fabric that is actually bought, and not produced by the designer, is the lining needed for each garment. Once the desired patterns are developed, and the fabric samples are finalized and tested, the fabric production takes place.”