Montieu Precarious Balance Silk Kaftan is part of the spring-summer limited edition collection, translated into a timeless style while at the same time being artsy, modern and fresh. Inspired by modernist sculpture, monTieu designs clothes for women who make their own choices. All garments are handmade with gorgeous silk fabrics and come in a very limited edition only. As each and every garment is especially crafted, it is possible to order a kaftan made to measure. Upon order you may note your size measurements, to customise your purchase. Please allow up to 5 business days for production. Care: dry clean.
Montieu Precarious Balance Silk Kaftan was inspired by a sculpture by Ma Desheng, Sans Titre VIII, 2010. Ma created monumental paintings with the stones theme: precariously balanced yet solid and stacked in such a way that they often resemble the human figure. The stone shelters ‘the fire of the volcano’, it is a natural habitat that transcends the notion of a physical envelope in very much the same way as the human body can be understood as the receptacle of a true life force within. In Ma Desheng’s stone paintings the bounderies between sculpture and painting is obliterated. Hence his next logical step was to make bronze sculptures that render the images in his paintings three-dimensional.
monTieu is an edgy Greek brand that specializes in unique designs inspired by modernist European sculpture. Following in the footsteps of Elsa Schiaparelli / Salvador Dali and Yves Saint Laurent/ Piet Mondrian, monTieu uses the plastic arts as a reference and aims at reinventing the concept of esthetics in fashion design. A winning combination of artistic design, elegant cut and gorgeous silk fabric truly make these dresses works of art in their own right. Composition, plasticity, timelessness. Three concepts that motivate a sculptor to create a work of art with the ultimate goal of conveying meaning. Drawing inspiration from these same concepts, Theodoros Papadopoulos joins sculpture and fashion with his innovative fashion brand, monTieu.