I believe that each designer has a duty to serve beauty and bring out the best in the female body” - Andria
Andria Papadopoulou was born in Henckenkirhen, Germany and grew up in Thessaloniki, Greece. She studied Fine Arts, Semiology and Psychology at Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, in Paris. The French Institute, which counts graduates such as Yves Saint Laurent, Issey Miyake and Jean Paul Gaultier amongst others, made her see clothes as a reflection of one’s mood.
After completing her practice at the House of Dior, she worked there and chose lux prêt-a-porter as her field of action. She then won the first prize at the competition Concours De Jeunes Creatures, and saw her creations travel to a French fashion show in Tokyo. Following her return to Greece, she took her first steps as a creative director of various established ready-to-wear brands.
In 1999 she opened her first private atelier in Thessaloniki, to be followed by her Athens atelier where her collections are exclusively available. As a member of the Hellenic Fashion Designers Association, she participates in Athens Fashion Week twice a year.
Andria creates timeless sur measure pieces for dynamic women who are after quality as well as high design standards. Her favourite material is silk and her signature style involves ethereal drapes and plaits which she’s known to handle in a unique way.
Today, her schedule is split between Athens and Thessaloniki making sure she personally meets her clients in order to advice them for the best possible outcome.
Since 2008, Andria’s profile is being featured on the pages of the internationally acclaimed people’s encyclopedia, Hubners Who-Is-Who.