MonTieu Totem 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 Totem Silk Kaftan was inspired by a sculpture by François Stahly, La Forêt de Tacoma, 1961-1966. Stahly developed a personal idiom with forms reminiscent of tree roots. ‘The root’, art critic Pierre Descargues notes, ‘does not grow in an environment which encourages its untrammeled growth (…)[it] is confronted by the weight of the soil which slows down, deviates and, from small distortions to major deviations, resembles the difficult environment of creation.’ From the baroque, aquatic roots that celebrated the sensuality of the vegetal world, eventually another direction in Stahly’s work emerged in which simple, basic forms were grouped together in monumental compositions.
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.