Many many many years ago, in 1869, Grandfather Miltiadis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece.
At a young age he moved to an area known for its silk industry, Artaki a city in Northwestern Asia Minor, where he founded a great business in the fashion industry exporting fabrics to France, Romania and many other countries.
His wife, was a top eccentric bohemian seamstress with a flair for fashion and a great sense of style. She created stunning dresses using silk for all the great ladies of the time and was affectionately referred to by grandpa as ‘Zini’. Many many years ago after the Asia Minor disaster in 1922, the couple returned to Thessaloniki. There, Grandmother Zini opened a studio and continued to design and sew clothes paying great attention to detail and exclusive fabrics. Many years ago Miltos was born in 1958. He was influenced by his mother but more so his grandmother who lived with them. Thus, Zini’s knowledge and particularly her desire to create unique, elegant, quality designs are passed on to Miltos. Years later in 1989, Miltos met Magda, who also worked in the fashion industry and profoundly reminded him of his grandmother. Magda, like Zini was a perfectionist and had an eye for detail and aesthetics. Consequently, they decided to merge and work collaboratively, combining Magda’s aesthetic eye and Miltos’s expertise to form and create the company, Zini. Today the company Zini has many branches throughout Greece and employs 149 people. While clothing production is made exclusively in Greece, the fabrics are created in France, Italy and Spain. Over the last 7 years accessories and furs have been added to the collection. Zini clothes have also been used in many films, TV shows and theatre productions, and last but not least Zini has supported and sponsored many charitable events. Zini is now being launched in New York and has scheduled further initiatives in Europe.
The path to quality is a long one. In Zini’s case this is no different. From the day Zini was established till today a lot of things have changed within our ranks. Fortunately some stayed the way they were supposed to: High quality fabrics, eye for details and aesthetics and, above all, dedication and love for what we do.
Our inspiration is drawn from the most exquisite symbol of beauty: The female body. Our longing is to create delicate and staggering pieces of fashion that will be unique and will become instant classics on a woman’s body.
Every inch of our collection is made from high class fabrics which are meant to highlight the magnificence of the female body and for that reason these quality fabrics are handpicked very carefully by us. Like any good craftsman who picks the best available tools and materials, choosing fine fabrics does not differ. That’s why the best possible fabrics from France, Spain and Italy are being chosen to come to Greece and be the keystones of our creation and production. Each of our custom made garment is born from our desire to create haute couture, contemporary, unconventional, hard-to-find trends, but at the same time to be a culmination of classic and perpetual. From drawing clothes to making them a living fashion piece, this is our trail, our heritage and our passion.
Welcome to our world #zinigirls!