Dimitris Parthenis opened his first store in Athens in 1970. The next venture in 1978 was in Mykonos, a great source of inspiration for the designer, but also the stepping stone for international fame. Vast exporting activity of his creations in Europe and the USA reached its peak with the opening of flagship stores in Brussels and Los Angeles. In the mid 80’s the Parthenis brand had conquered the Greek market and the designer was considered an innovator in his field.
Today the Parthenis look remains timeless and simple with a unisex easy-living feel and a pure elegant Greek aesthetic. Orsalia Parthenis continues her father’s tradition in the creation of “chic sportif” based on the same concept and quality evoking a bohemian mood. Using natural fibers, wool, silk and cotton, a relaxed silhouette which hugs the body the Parthenis line is constantly refreshed while remaining true to its essence.
The brand operates stand-alone boutiques in Greece, Spetses, Patra, Crete with flagship stores in Athens and Mykonos, alongside an expanding wholesale network in its native country, in Lebanon and UK. Recently the unassuming elegance of Parthenis has sat on the designing table alongside the dynamic genius of David Downton, fashion’s favorite master illustrator, launching a collaboration of a limited edition resort collection.
Parthenis collections are designed and produced in Athens, Greece.