The inspiration is drawn by Greece’s unique light, landscapes and colours. Greek summer iconic features such as bright bougainvilleas on white island houses, shiny pebbles found on favourites beaches, the unique architecture of cycladic villages, greek typography and words inspire every year Tepareo limited edition printed designs.
Tepareos are made of high quality cotton fabrics, either gauze or traditional cotton sheeting fabric as seen and used in small Greek villages. The dress trims used are also made locally by small businesses and produced in small quantities and specific colours. Their style reminds of crochet doilies as created by women of older generation and used for decoration in traditional homes. Preferred colours are earthy tones supplemented with selective bright colours to create a complete collection and relate to Greek islands’ distinctive scenery. The collection is always completed with minimal, non printed designs.
Tanya Dimitrakopoulou and Eleni Prablanc met while working in a well known Greek natural cosmetics company. With backgrounds in industrial design, marketing and design management and common aesthetics and philoshophy, they decided to work together creatively and create Tepareo, focusing on 100% Greek, in terms of style, inspiration, fabrics and production.