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BEHIND THE BRAND

WE LOVE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO DREAMS

WE HATE COMPROMISES

We are a creative, inclusive and empathetic atelier.

Our approach is not the typical designer approach where the designer inspiration comes first. We hate compromises and especially to the most unique life moments, thus in Calliste we act as your personal bridal designer with zero compromises through Ethereal Collections and Bespoke Creations embracing any Size, Design, Fabric,  Budget... making one of a kind handcrafted pieces or art and love... making Calliste Brides!

Petra Kara is the Founder and lead Haute Couture Designer of Atelier Calliste.

Petra was always a creative soul, loving visual storytelling, fine arts, music and dance always characterized by her creative imagination, passionate spirit and empathy to women seeing them as sister souls that deserve the best. She usually says that she has lived 2 lives! In her 1st life she grew in the corporate world, she took Bachelor and Master Degrees in Business, Marketing and Industrial Management and gained a rich 17 years business experience in Greece and Switzerland building brands Internationally in P&G, the biggest FMCG multinational company globally. After she got married she realized the gap in the market to offer the dress they dream and not having to compromise on the design, the size, the fabric, the budget... She studied Fashion Design, Surface Pattern Design, Luxury Management and then this passion pulled her to her 2nd life getting reborn and growing as a fashion designer and entrepreneur, supporting slow fashion, designing contemporary boho and vintage bridal dresses inspired from the woman in her greatest moment - THE BRIDE!

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