About JulyTwo Atelier

Our Story

 

 

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About us

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW


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JULYTWO is an Atelier based in the heart of Athens Greece. Since the year 2007, the atelier has been designing and creating their own women's clothes in house. All of the unique designs and pieces are each 100% hand made inside the atelier.

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The Designers

"Who is behind it all??"


Well to start with there are two designers behind the creations here at JulyTwo. First we start with the founder of JulyTwo, IOANNA ELIZA CHRISTIDOU. Born in Cremona Italy but raised in Athens Greece, Ioanna is a true spirit of the Mediterranean. From a young age she has been fascinated from the natural beauty and diversity of her country, and has always been finding ways to express these through her impeccable skills in art.  Following her graduation from high school, she left to study and graduate at the Chelsea College of Art and Design of the University of Arts in London. This sealed the path for her future in the world of creation and design.

Following her return to Greece, she went on to further enhance her education by joining the Veloudakis School of Fashion. Here she studied Fashion and Design under the guidance of her teacher who was, well the 2nd person of JulyTwo we shall talk about... But we stay here for now. Following her completion at the later school, Ioanna, full of techniques and experience was finally ready to put all that beauty she had taken in all her life to practice, and share it with the world. The year was 2007 and Ioanna (then 21 years old) decided to begin her own clothing company, JulyTwo Atelier.

 
 
IOANNA ELIZA CHRISTIDOU

IOANNA ELIZA CHRISTIDOU

 

 Then a very small company with Ioanna sewing her own clothes, and one by one trying to sell them at any store that would take them, with every seam and piece of single success, she got better and better at what she did. For two long years Ioanna went through all the hardships of those a new, unknown small business has whilst its starting up. But, of course she didn't give up, and pushed on eager to see the outcome of her greater plan she always dreamed of.   The short story now takes us to the year 2009, when at this point things were looking up for JulyTwo, but there was still a very long way to go, of which she was very much aware of. Needless to say though, it was this year in which things were to take a surprising turn for the better. It was the year her praised ex-teacher from Veloudakis School of which she had always though highly of was to come yet again into the path of her life. It was the year Konstantinos Stefanou and Ioanna Eliza Christidou decided to join forces here at JulyTwo...

 

 
 
KONSTANTINOS STEFANOU

KONSTANTINOS STEFANOU

 

Born and raised in the beautiful Greek island of Mytlini, KONSTANTINOS STEFANOU is what one could honestly describe as a true master of Fashion and Design. Very much like Ioanna, Kostantinos was raised in the world of arts from a young child. Following his completion from high school, he attended the Veloudakis School of Fashion of which he graduated with flying colors to achieve a degree of distinction for his studies. His following years he worked side by side with many top Greek designers of which with every one, his experience grew larger and larger.

During the year 2006, Konstantinos ended up back to Veloudakis, but this time he worked side by side with Veloudakis himself as a designer. Here he found the opportunity to fine tune his skills, and thus a true fashion designer was finally born. His talent had got him so far in such a short time that he ended up at very young age being a teacher in the Veloudakis School of Fashion, of which as mentioned before, is where he met Ioanna as a student of his.

 

During the year 2006, Konstantinos ended up back to Veloudakis, but this time he worked side by side with Veloudakis himself as a designer. Here he found the opportunity to fine tune his skills, and thus a true fashion designer was finally born. His talent had got him so far in such a short time that he ended up at very young age being a teacher in the Veloudakis School of Fashion, of which as mentioned before, is where he met Ioanna as a student of his.

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

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