C A R A V A N A with Ancient Greek Sandals, the journey begins...
December 2015— As CARAVANA rhythmically moves around the globe gathering souls of those who share their vision, it arrives in Greece to find the beautiful world of Ancient Greek Sandals. Inspired by their powerful designs that evoke stamina and innate elegance, Caravana’s Jacopo Janniello Ravagnan finds Christina Martini and Nikolas Minoglou from Ancient Greek Sandals to build a bridge connecting the best of both worlds. Their passion for ancient civilizations and appreciation of artisanal work and craftsmanship denotes the common thread of tought and concept behind the uniqueness of each brand.
CARAVANA draws its inspiration for the mysticism and energy of the Mayan culture and earth, while Ancient Greek Sandals finds its muse in the sophistication, strength and intellectuality of ancient Greece. Worlds apart yet sharing the same dream, the exchange of ideas and symbiosis of design naturally come together and a collection of five powerful styles materializes.
“We were really fascinated from Francesca and Jack's dream story about going to Mexico and putting together a small community of artisans, and exploring all areas of Mexican traditional techniques, from weaving to leather tanning. We felt like we had a common destination and that something unique and powerful would come out of this encounter.” —Christina and Nikolas, Ancient Greek Sandals
The Tulum Collection features the classic Ancient Greek Sandals styles with CARAVANA’s signature leather techniques and trademark feathers as embellishments. The sandals will be produced in Mexico using local leather and traditional tanning methods. The fusion of these elements will ultimately give the iconic Ancient Greek Sandals wing real feathers, as well as a new interpretation of the traditional gladiator strap by using the braiding technique. Colors for the collection are representative of the earthy tones found both in Mayan and Greek ground, a unique palette to awaken the soul inside each piece.
The commercial debut will be in CARAVANA’s concept tent in Tulum starting on December 20th 2015.
From the warm turquoise waters of the Caribbean to the crystalline azure shores of the Mediterranean, the journey will continue onto Greece with the Mykonos Collection and will be featured in CARAVANA’s store in the exclusive Scorpios Beach Club in Mykonos for the summer of 2016. “We were instinctively drawn to Ancient Greek Sandals designs and how they appealed to the person who conducts their everyday life with an innate sense of style, elegance and ease. As we each find our inspiration from the history, beauty and soul of the land around us, we immediately knew we wanted to create a bridge between these two cultures. It is an extremely interesting challenge to try to create a magical world and bring together this unified vision.”—Francesca and Jacopo, CARAVANA