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.
It is the deep knowledge of all the worlds every woman carries inside her,
alongside with meticulous craftsmanship and a taste level that has been perfected by sculpture studies at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris and technical drawing at the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Bijouterie, Joaillerie et Orfèvrerie.
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.
Pieces so unique and inspiring that 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.
In 2011, Lito launched her own wholesale distribution company and has gradually reached global markets through carefully planned steps and collaborations. Her pieces have been included in the portfolio of galleries and stores in France, U.K., Italy, Austria, Portugal, Singapore, UAE, USA and Japan.