Victoria Kazant Karatzas (born March 18, 1985) is a Fashion designer and Founder of VICTORIAKAZANT fashion label.
Victoria Kazant as early as 4 years old had told everyone around her that she would become a fashion designer . She shared her time between Greece and Russia from the age of 5 and until she became 10 when the family permanently moved to Athens Greece. Victoria attended drawing classes for six years before she became 18 and moved to Milan , Italy to study fashion . She attended Naba (Nuova Accademia di Belli Arti ) for a short period of time and graduated from Istituto Marangoni fashion school.
Then she travelled to London U.K to explore men fashion at CSM (Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.
After graduating Victoria came back to Athens and made her practice at Christophoros Kotentos , when she was offered to go to Kastoria as a head designer for a local brand specializing in leather and fur. During her time in Kastoria Victoria became an expert in this field by having numerous collaborations with fashion houses both local and international amongst them Nina Ricci.
In 2019 Victoria became the co-founder and the creative director of the fashion label DICARA based in Kastoria. The new brand explores the possibilities of incorporating legendary know-how into new age fashion ideas. The brand is known for their clear lines, exquisite materials and innovative techniques.
In 2020 VICTORIA KAZANT fashion label was born and Victoria took part in NGFL to showcase the collection where she received the award from ISTITUTO ELLENICO DI CULTURA for winning the national competition of young designers. She was featured in Vogue Hellas as the upcoming Greek talent and later that winter Victoria entered the LVMH prize. An international competition created by Delphine Arnaultfor young fashion designers in Paris and won the special jury first prize in February 2021.
Her collection is now sold in Farfetch and MyTheresa and in several boutiques in Europe and the United States.
2020 , NGFL AWARD
2021 , LVMH first PRIZE
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