Maritimum Nymphs SS19 luxury swimwear collection is inspired by the magical creatures of the Greek mythology, Nymphs. The free divine spirits of the past have met with the ancient Minoan culture.
Colors such as maroon, purple, snorkel blue, dusty pink and black, the prevailing colors of womenswear of the day are enriched with handmade embroideries. Their themes echo back to the historical civilization of Crete, but their presentation recalls the Egyptian frescoes, of whom the Minoans were much inspired.
Maritimum, latin for ‘The Maritime’, as in pancratium maritimum – the ‘Sand Lily’. This rare and beautiful flower has a long story, stretching back to Minoan Crete – one of the world’s oldest manifestations of man-made beauty.
Maritimum luxury swimwear brand is identified with this flower, as it represents the values seen in the women wearing the brand’s luxury embroidered beachwear: class, culture, timelessness, romanticism and elegance.
Made with the world – best Italian lycra fabric, Greek design and handcrafted in Athens – the heart of the Mediterranean – Maritimum provides the highest quality, mesmerizing hand – embroidery and comfortable feel.
Maritimum ‘s founder and creative director, Eirini Karouzaki, was born in Germany but raised in Crete, the southern island of Greece. In 2015, she graduated from Middlesex University, in fashion design. After three years she founded the brand Maritimum, included by luxury swimwear. Eirini maintains her Greek origins at the heart of her creative process, blending it with features from her many travels, rich cultural heritage and wide horizon.
Photography – Vangelis Kyris | Styling – Lazaros Tzovaras | Hair & Make-Up – Vanessa Koutsopodiotou | Models – Esther Mastroyianni – Frederika Baranova (ACE Models)