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Stephan Caras
Stephan Caras

Stephan Caras

Stephan Caras
Stephan Caras

 

Stephan Caras……drawing  the “feminine sensuality”

Mr. Caras we want to welcome you in GalaxyNews.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU FOR THE INVITATION.

Why did you decide to become a fashion designer?

IT WAS NOT A MATTER OF DECISION, AS A YOUNG BOY I SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN MY SISTER’S FASHION STUDIO. I WAS ALWAYS PLAYING WITH FABRIC SCRAPS I FOUND ON THE FLOOR AND TRIED TO CREATE VARIOUS SHAPES. I WAS ALWAYS INTRIGUED BY THE ENLESS AMOUNT OF THINGS ONE CAN DO WITH FABRICS.  I BELIEVE THAT THIS WAS A MAJOR INFLUENCE FOR ME.

What were the first difficulties you faced working in Greece?

I NEVER WORKED IN GREECE, I GREW UP IN MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA AND ALL MY FASHION EDUCATION WAS COMPLETED THERE.  MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH GREECE WAS TWO YEARS AGO WHEN I DECIDED TO DO A SHOW IN.  THE EXPERIENCE WAS VERY EXCITING FOR MY FAMILY AND MYSELF AS IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT I HAD EXHIBITED MY WORK AT HOME!

What is your favorite part about being a fashion designer?

THE MOST EXCITING THING IN DESIGNING IS THE FACT THAT ONCE AN IDEA IS CONCIEVED, IT CAN BE TRANSFORMED IN TO REALITY AND BE MATERIALISED.   JUST EXAMENING AT AN ITEM THAT IS FIRST CREATED IN YOUR IMAGINATION, AND THEN GIVING IT A MATERIALISTIC FORM AND SHAPE IS VERY FULFILLING.

What did you remember about first show and collection?

THE FIRST COLLECTION IS NATURALLY ALWAYS FULL OF INSECURITIES AND FEAR, NOT VERY DIFFERENT TO THE LAST SHOW REALLY. THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT YOU LEARN TO ACCEPT THE FEAR AND INSECURITY AS PART OF LIFE AND DEAL WITH IT.  WITHOUT FEAR WE COULD NEVER BE ACHIEVERS.

Could you please define “Fashion”?

FASHION FOR ME IS AN EXPRESSION! WE DRESS TO EXPRESS OUR MOODS AND OUR FEELINGS.  SOMETIMES IT’S TO JUST FEEL COMFORTIBLE AND OUT OF SIGHT, OTHER TIIMES TO BE NOTICABLE AND MAKE A STATEMENT.  FASHION IS ALSO A STATEMENT ABOUT OUR INNER SENSUALITY.

How did you select the materials you used?

THE MATERIAL SELECTION IS LIKE SELECTING FRIENDS AND PARTNERS, YOU MUST CONNECT WITH THEIR CHEMISTRY AND WORK ALONG WITH THEM TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS.

How would you describe your personal style?

MY PROFESSIONAL STYLE IS ALWAYS ABOUT TIMELESS SENSUALITY, SOMETIMES IN A VERY SIMPLE FORM, AND MORE COMPLEX AT OTHER TIMES.  IT IS ALWAYS FEMININE AND EXPRESSES RESPECT FOR THE WEARER.

Favorite designers?

I USED TO HAVE FAVOURITE DESIGNERS WHEN I STARTED TO WORK AS NOVICE DESIGNER. THE GREAT VALENTINO AND YVES SAINT LAURENT JUST TO NAME TWO OF THEM. I DO NOT REALLY PAY TOO MUCH ATTENTION TO WHAT OTHERS DO NOW, EACH SEASON I HAVE MY VISION OF WHAT I WANT TO DO AND I JUST LET MY IMAGINATION TAKE ME DOWN A THE PATH OF CREATIVITY.  THIS HAS BEEN AN EASIER PROCESS IN RECENT YEARS EVER SINCE MY SON “KYRIAKO” HAS BEEN MY CO-DESIGNER, AND GENERAL ASSISTANT IN MANY WAYS. HE IS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CREATIVITY OF OUR COLLECTION AND I DO NOT DESERVE ALL THE CREDIT.

What do you think are the current and future trends in fashion in Greece?

WE DO NOT FOLLOW TRENDS IN GREECE OR ANYWHERE ELSE.  AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, OUR STYLE IS TIMELESS AND FEMININE.  WE JUST WORK WITHIN THIS FRAME OF THINKING AND TRY DESIGN CLOTHES THAT WOMEN FEEL FEMININE AND SENSUAL IN AND IN HER OWN COMFORT.  WOMEN EXUDE FEMININTY AND SENSUALITY SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME, IF WE CAN ACHIVE THIS WE CANNOT GO WRONG. THIS ITSELF IS THE TREND FOR US.

What are your plans for the future?

ONE CAN NEVER TELL THE FUTURE, OUR AIM IS TO EXPEND AND SELL GLOBALLY THROUGH THE INTERNET.  THIS IS THE FASHION FUTURE I BELIEVE AND THAT IS SOMETHING WE ARE WORKING ON AND WILL PERSUE IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

What hobbies do you have that relate to the fashion industry?

MY HOBBY IS MY WORK, WHEN NOT PREPARING A COLLECTION MY HOBBY IS TO WONDER CREATIVELY AND SEARCH FOR NEW IDEAS AND SHAPES THAT ARE WITHIN OUR FASHION PHILISOPHY.

Thank you very much for this interview and we wish all the best.

MY PLEASURE, AND I THANK YOU FOR THE INTEREST.

website: http://www.stephancaras.com/

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