What is Luxury for a silk textile company ?
As fashion lover I want to know what makes up quality. I love to have the knowledge to choose what I do really want to wear. I've always tried to understand the creative mixture of old style and new design concept. My journey continues. Let's discover it !
♦ Think-Feel-Discover : Mr Mouhtaridis where were you born? SILK LINE company has a rich history of working with silk, can you run as briefly through your heritage?
I was born in 1971, in Soufli, Greece and I remember all my childhood, my student, teenage and subsequent years to find myself in the company .“SILK LINE A. Mouhtaridis S.A.” (1976) is a family company with history and a long tradition in processing and manufacturing of silk products, ranging from scarves, ties and shirts to sheets, blankets and tablecloths with unique fashion design in colour and lines.
♦ Think-Feel-Discover : Why did you decide to become a silk textile producer and follow the roots of your family heritage?
Because my parents taught me to love Soufli, creativity and silk.
We are located in the heart of silk production, Soufli, Greece. The long history of high skilled fabric collection, I believe is a great challenge for a designer to cooperate with.
♦ Think-Feel-Discover : What is Luxury for Kostas Mouhtaridis and how it is expressed on your own brand signature
Luxury for me and our brand is our fabrics, which are transformed into clothes, ties, scarves and embroidery.
♦ Think-Feel-Discover : How does colour challenge the way you appreciate the design of your new silk collection?
First of all we need to plan the next fabric idea. Then we create new colour shades that we will use after a lot of experimentation in our upcoming silk collection.
♦ Think-Feel-Discover : What is creativity for you?
Create new fabric designs and try to use original silk threads.
♦ Think-Feel-Discover : How do you define style ?
For me style is identified with the personality of person.
♦ Think-Feel-Discover : You launched a new collection of silk ties. What was your real motive and What other product categories do you produce?
Basically we produce Fabrics, silk threads, scarves, needlework and embroidery.The idea of developing new designs to meet the requirements for the men's style, It was a real challenge for us.
♦ Think-Feel-Discover : What would you describe as the most significant development in your work as a silk textile manufacturer over the years?
The modern weaving looms and the machine for the silk finishing.
♦ Think-Feel-Discover : What does it mean FASHION to you?
For me fashion is the creative mixture of old style and new design concept. Tradition and trends in our daily life.
♦ Think-Feel-Discover : What is Soufli ? What is Greece for Kostas Mouhtaridis?
Personnally speaking, Soufli is my reason to breathe and Greece my respect to the spirit of tradition.
By Chrysanthi Kosmatou, July 22/ 2016.