Meet Tina Nikiforaki, Boutique Curator for Athens, Greece

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“Since I started digging into Greece’s new talents to showcase for RP, I discovered an endless wealth of ideas and creativity. I have strong faith in Greek designers and admiration for them, because under these turbulent times in Greece, with shortages of fabrics, materials, budgets, they manage to produce thoughtful collections and remain creative! “

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I used to get a lot of hand-me-down clothes from my older brother. Did I like them? Nope, but I did feel more active in them… Was I a tomboy? Nope, mum dressed me up in heaps of skirts and pinks and ribbons, but all I remember is having to wear my brother’s tracksuit pants and sweaters. I was stigmatized!
And now? I wear some unisex type of clothes, but when I go out I want to feel sexy and dynamic. I usually like tightening the waist, covering the chest and always wearing some kind of heels.
I LOVE
FASHION; the1920s, the 50s and lots of international fashion houses – Bottega Venneta, Givenchy, McQueen, Galliano, V. Bruno, Nicolas Ghesquiere, K.Lagerfeld, Mary Katrantzou, Konstantinos Melis, Erotokritos, Ioanna Kourbela to name a few – and the ones on RP of course.

LEARNING; though not an academic at heart, I’ve completed a lot of useful and even more useless studies. Favorite one was Fashion design school in Athens and Global Fashion Management at FIT in NYC where I learned how to communicate with different cultures and understand how Global Fashion Companies operate. It is fascinating.

SOURCING; since I started digging into Greece’s new talents to showcase for RP, I discovered an endless wealth of ideas and creativity. I have strong faith in Greek designers and admiration for them, because under these turbulent times in Greece, with shortages of fabrics, materials, budgets, they manage to produce thoughtful collections and remain creative! I want to see the cool RP audience be OF the first to access these creations and tell their friends about them. They’re cool, unique and very Athenian!

PEOPLE WHO SMILE, CAN TAKE A JOKE, LAUGH AND NEVER GIVE UP ON LIFE.

I DREAM of:
HELPING others reach their full potential
PROMOTING Greek fashion to the world
REVIVING Greek artisans and designers and help them create a viable business
I DISLIKE –
comfort zones, vegemite, tofu, snobbish attitudes, ugly shoes
FAVORITE QUOTE
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

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