Lito Fine Jewelry
Lito Karakostanoglou’s elegant and rare ability to gracefully roam between the realms of modernism, romance, futurism, science, ancient tribes and tradition is a sui generis finishing touch that few visionary artists can achieve. Since she finished her studies at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris, Lito Karakostanoglou has been creating a stunning, multi-collection of jewelry. Inspired by her travels and interest in couture fashion, she has created enchanting pieces with a seductive, modern and distinctive allure. Pieces so unique and inspiring that become instant collectables and have honored the fashion shows of Kenzo and Jean Paul Gaultier couture and “prêt-à-porter” collections.
Lito’s avant-garde work is showcased in Olivier Dupon’s book by Thames & Hudson Ltd titled “The new Jewellers” – an anthology of rising talent in the field of jewellery creation across the globe, introducing the most emblematic new designers. Since 1999, “Cabinet des Curiosities” is Lito’s atelier-boutique in the center of her hometown, Athens. Similar to the city that shelters it and much like Lito, it is indeed a chest full of wonders. In 2011, Lito launched her own wholesale distribution company and has gradually reached global markets through carefully planned steps and collaborations. Her pieces have been included in the portfolio of galleries and stores in France, U.K., Italy, Austria, Portugal, U.S.A. and Japan.
What defines your style?
Μodernism, romance, futurism and tradition.
What are your most commonly used materials?
The foundation materials of Lito’s work are gold, precious stones and often the unconventional combination of materials that imply her statement message every creative period of her life.