For so long as she might bear in mind, 22-year-old Greek-Australian Angie Xyla needed to design garments.
On the age of six she crammed up a complete drawing pad with sketches of recent clothes.
Her path was nearly inevitable, learning style design on the College of Know-how Sydney, graduating final yr.
In amongst her research, Angie labored in style associated fields and commenced establishing her personal enterprise on-line.
Her ardour, drive and propelled her into her personal model, AX – Angie Xylas.
The gathering caught the attention of British Vogue Picture: Equipped
Angie acquired in contact with suppliers and factories in Greece, which helped her launch her ENA line in January.
The gathering contains a vary of swimwear and summer time dressed, paired with equipment and footwear by two different Greek designers.
The primary journey she took to Greece when she was 12 together with her grandparents would plant the seed that will develop into the brand new assortment.
Angie admits to Neos Kosmos that till that second, she was removed from linked to her Greek heritage.
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“I really feel that I didn’t actually perceive what my Greek origin meant and I didn’t admire the language or the traditions and the music. This journey, nonetheless, fully modified my outlook and crammed me with satisfaction in my tradition. So I began listening to Greek music and watching Greek style tendencies on Instagram,” says Angie.
In 2017 the younger designer returned from Greece bringing together with her summer time luggage and footwear that proved extremely popular in Australia.
“The thought got here to me to get involved with one of many equipment producers in Greece. Then got here the swimsuits to finish the sequence I referred to as the “Greek summer time expertise”, with the carefree essence of the seaside, the bars and bouzoukia and the life-style on the whole,” says the younger businesswoman.
One of many items within the “ENA” assortment Picture: Equipped
Her first assortment for summer time 2020 gained traction from the primary month of its launch.
A number of items have been utilized in promoting campaigns by Havaianas AU and Bailey Nelson.
The ENA assortment is influenced by locations, individuals and reminiscences that she holds in her coronary heart, with every bit having its personal story, giving each lady an opportunity to specific what she is on the lookout for.
“I would like my garments to make my shoppers really feel like day-after-day is a vacation,” says Angie, who’s already making ready her subsequent assortment of clothes for winter and spring.
For Angie, every thing revolves round Greece and her household, honouring her roots via her firm brand.
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“When my grandfather died, I checked out some outdated pictures with my grandmother, and his passport and his outdated Greek id card fell into my arms.
I observed how nicely written his title was and took an image of him. I forgot about it however few months later I used to be eager about the corporate’s brand, I remembered the picture, edited it and so the “AX” brand got here out. Though he didn’t reside to see me begin my very own enterprise, I really feel like he’s all the time going to be part of it.”
The complete “ENA” assortment is impressed by the Greek summer time Picture: Equipped
The ENA assortment not too long ago attracted the eye of ‘style bible’ Vogue journal.
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Angie Xylas and her creations have been featured within the British Could version, aptly describing her assortment as “designed for the free-spirited lady who’s subtle and assured.”
For extra info, you possibly can go to www.angiexylas.com