Ariadne Silk Dress
Silk wrap skirt adorned with hand-printed floor plan of the ancient palace of Knossos, Crete.
Wear it also as a strapless wrap dress.
- 100% Silk
- Adjustable silk belt
- Handcrafted in Greece
- One size
Ethical made pieces offer the opportunity to invest in exceptional clothing that have been consciously crafted and last forever. This summer wrap skirt being 100% hand-printed in Soufli, Greece and hand-stitched in-house at our Athens ateliers, is a key piece for an elegant woman’s wardrobe.
For Mia Papaefthimiou setting up MIA PAPA as an ethical and ‘slow’ fashion brand dedicated to sustainable practices considering both people working on it and the planet was mandatory. For this reason the brand has collaborated from day one with expertized local artisans who craft the entire production line by hand, from sewing to printing.
The ancient palace of Knossos is located on the south of modern-day Heraklion near the north coast of Crete. Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and has been called Europe's oldest city. King Minos had Daedalus construct a labyrinth, a very large maze, in which to retain his son, the Minotaur, half man, half bull. Daedalus also built a dancing floor for his daughter, princess Ariadne, who fell in love with Theseus and provided him with her famous "Ariadne's string”, so that he could retrace his way out of the labyrinth of the Minotaur.
The same love of Ariadne for dance, is also shared with our cover girl Antigoni, who is an accomplished professional dancer, choreographer and kinesiology teacher. Her love for dance and music led her to undertake piano and vocal lessons, in order to be able to express her art of bringing images into life, through her self-directed and choreographed theatre performances. Her years living in the UK, matured her art and granted her a master’s title in Event Management from the Edinburgh Napier University, which supported her further with managing and organising physical theatre performances with her own team in various stages in Athens. Antigoni has collaborated with important directors in Greece and she is currently part of Takis Zaharatos dance crew. Moreover, Antigoni is the founder and designer of ANDIE Creations, a hand-knitted brand of garments and accessories.