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.
From India to Mexico and from Japan to Africa, Lito travels the globe with the heart of a modern age pirate, in search of magnificent stones and uncommon materials. Her always curious eye never stops astonishing with ever changing ways of translating her sensitive yet bold view of the world into pieces that a woman can place on her body as symbols of who she is, where she came from and what her dreams are made of.
Her pieces have 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.