Monday, May 28, 2007
Matalou is a designer who is involved with creating funky accessories for 8 years now and has a strong presence in the world of fashion in Athens. We had a chat with her while visiting her unique showroom/shop in Plaka.
She told us she enjoys the surprises that come with her work and draws inspiration from life itself!
Q-What is the best and worst part of working for yourself?
A-Good things overcome the bad,that's all i can say..
Her dream is to be able to continue doing what she loves and she elaborated a bit on the reasons for opening her own retail space which features other designers as well.
Q-What was your reason for opening your retail space and why do you feature other designers?Any other plans for expanding?
A- It just happened,like it usually does (!)and i followed.
My own shop gives me a sense of freedom as i can "show" whatever i want even if it's not commercial enough…(trying to be commercial and creative at the same time -which i have to do since it's my job and not a hobby- can be exhausting some times).
Another reason is that i like-so much-to meet and interact with people that are buying and wearing my stuff, although i spend few hours in the shop.
Also, when you find me there(you can arrange for an appointment) you can ask to have any of my designs created in your preferred colour combinations and/or your own details (prints etc.)
Q-Let us know what other designs apart from your own we can find at your shop and where are you located, opening hours etc
A-Apart from my collections you will enjoy the works of:
-Kru kurva(Laga bags),
-madame Mo(dolls,paper staff etc.) and many to come.
The shop is called "Matalou at home" and it's located in Plaka area,
17 Kirristou str.,tel.2103246448,
It is open Tuesday to Saturday (also Mondays during winter)
Tue+Sat 11.00-17.00 and Wen,Thu+Fri 11.00-20.30
Also you can meet Matalou online on