Ancient Greek Sandals Win Over Hollywood

greek-sandals-660.jpg_0Ancient Greek Sandals, is a line of shoes by Greek fashion designer Christina Martini. They have been praised by the New York Times, Elle and Vogue Magazine and even the Financial Times, while many other fashion magazines and blogs are talking about the “magic” sandals from Greece. The shoe line is currently being sold in 180 stores in 40 different countries and is the new fashion trend in Hollywood. Stars such as Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Elle Macpherson, Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker and many others have been seen wearing Christina Martini’s creations.

Christina Martini, the 37-year-old fashion designer, abandoned her studies in Marketing in Athens, and chose to study footwear design in London. The next stop in her journey was Venice, where she worked as product manager for the famous fashion house Chloé.

A year later, she was discovered by Louis Vuitton’s fashion house and was invited to join their design team. Later in her career she collaborated with Marc Jacobs until 2008, when she moved to the house of Balenciaga. She remained there until 2011 when she decided that it was time to take a leap of faith and try to create own line. Christina Martini quit her brilliant career at leading fashion houses and returned to the island of Corfu in Greece.

There, she launched her own footwear line, Ancient Greek Sandals, which manufactures footwear adored by many Hollywood stars.

The line’s concept is simple and extremely successful. Ancient Greek sandals are made in Christina Martini’s headquarters in Corfu, Greece, using top quality leather.