Marika Poulopoulou's Profile

About

Hi, I am Marika, the owner and designer of Kirakalo clothing. I am half Scottish half Greek and currently live in Athens, Greece. I love and enjoy the whole creative process of designing and constructing clothing. Seeing my designs become finished high quality products in our studio is very rewarding and inspiring. After my studies on Fashion and Textiles (Loughborough School of art&design, Cardonald College, UK) I worked as a designer for a high street fashion house and as a stylist assistant. Then the need for my own creative outlet became obvious.
Bellow you can find some information on our brand.

WHERE WE STARTED

You might remember us by the name Chrystal. It all began in 2011 in our tiny Monastiraki atelier in the very heart of Athens (Aiolou Street). We have gone through a lot of changes in the last few years and gained…

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  • Born on March 31
  • Joined October 22, 2008

About

Hi, I am Marika, the owner and designer of Kirakalo clothing. I am half Scottish half Greek and currently live in Athens, Greece. I love and enjoy the whole creative process of designing and constructing clothing. Seeing my designs become finished high quality products in our studio is very rewarding and inspiring. After my studies on Fashion and Textiles (Loughborough School of art&design, Cardonald College, UK) I worked as a designer for a high street fashion house and as a stylist assistant. Then the need for my own creative outlet became obvious.
Bellow you can find some information on our brand.

WHERE WE STARTED

You might remember us by the name Chrystal. It all began in 2011 in our tiny Monastiraki atelier in the very heart of Athens (Aiolou Street). We have gone through a lot of changes in the last few years and gained a lot of experience along with faithful customers. We have now evolved into Kirakalo, a brand representing femininity, playfulness and fresh ideas. We sure have enjoyed the ride so far… Exciting times are ahead!

OUR STYLE

We describe our unique style as playful, feminine and romantic but at the same time dark and sexy. Sexy is translated in our clothes as a playful, flirty attitude.
We are eternally in love with stripes in all forms and colors, the 50s accentuated high waist silhouette and the concept “fashion has no rules”.
Lace, sheer fabrics, flashes of color, stripes and floral prints are elements found very frequently in our collections.
The idea of designing an item of clothing that can be worn from office to bar is very inspiring to us. When designing we pay a lot of attention to the fit as we want our designs to be very comfortable.

OUR PRODUCTION

Produced in limited quantities both in house and via local small workshops, Kirakalo clothes are designed by Marika Poulopoulou in our workshop located in Athens, Greece. Every piece of lace trimming, thread and fabric has been carefully chosen by the designer in the design and construction process.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Kirakalo represents a collection of unique clothes designed for girls and women of all ages. We strive to offer designs of a unique playful attitude that will make you feel comfortable with your own body. We are inspired by the concept of producing high quality clothes at affordable prices. We are open minded about beauty standards and take pleasure in seeing our clothes worn and styled by women of all sizes.

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