Depy Chandris’s secret of success

When asked how she manages to be both in tune with her time, yet timeless, internationally acclaimed artist Depy Chandris replied: «In order to be ahead of your time, you need to be informed and to judge so that you can look ahead and create in such a way that trends, or so-called fashion, follow you.» We met Depy at her family home in Kefalari, a house surrounded by rose bushes where simplicity is combined with the eccentric. «Quality is the secret, along with a dash of romanticism, a knowledge of history applied in an innovative way and using ultra-modern materials, » she explained. «Of course there is also the commercial aspect that spoils things, creating confusion in which the artist’s original idea is often derailed,» she adds. What gives her designs their timelessness is the personal touch, her temperament is what inspires her. «We are in spring and the rites and colors of nature impose their own aesthetic,» she says. A butterfly with an authentic Victorian brooch in the center, feathers of gold and black and red galalite, with a diamond, are just some of the elements that make her work instantly recognizable in London, New York, Switzerland and Athens, where her friends are.

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