Katerina Makriyianni was born in Chania, Crete and was raised in a home where art was a way of life and artistic expression was encouraged. Katerina’s love for the applied arts and her family’s legacy led her to focus her own interests and career in the field of jewelry design and production.
My personal career as a designer started in 2013, after my trip and education in Florence that I had laid my foundations and I was ready to present my first personal collection.
The occasion was the dynamic of my family’s jewelry business back then.
Designs can come from anywhere.
The technical difficulties are the ones that can bring me too many designs.
Katerina Makriyianni is a 100% Greek brand with a passion for theatrical jewelry.
My jewelry is not just for a type of woman, it can be worn by a very impressive woman with a strong personality, as well as a woman who wants to highlight her everyday simple dress.
The highlight of my journey is the shooting with Mario Testino for English Vogue 2017 with our best known design of fan earrings.
Life in Greece is a source of inspiration, especially when you have free time to enjoy the sun, the nature and culture.
I loved theater as a child, but I decided that I wanted a quiet life in Chania as opposed to a professional career in theater.
So I decided to transfer my knowledge to the family business, to live in Chania in a city I love and offers me a quality of life.
I am Katerina Makriyianni, a jewelry designer.
- Direction/Post Production: Panos Tsirozidis
- Camera: Dimitris Zografakis
- Production Co-ordination and Interview: DigitalWise – Niki Oikonomopoulou
- Texts & subtitles: Niki Oikonomopoulou
- Project Manager: Kyriaki Kostolidou
The interview took place in the context of the thematic presentations and actions implemented by LoveGreece.com, aiming to promote the image of Greece abroad, through the faces of charismatic Greeks who signify the outward-looking Greece.
We warmly thank the Life Gallery athens hotel for its kind hospitality and for its contribution to the video shootings.