Noteworthy Designer Nafsika Skourti
Nafsika Skourti is the half Greek, half Jordanian designer who pushes pluralism to the brink. She cut her teeth at CSM and then did a stint at Marchesa in NYC before branching out on her own in 2014. Her sartorial propositions are always heartfelt, intelligent and deeply personal. She has explored the relationship between materialism and spiritualism (citing market upheavals and personal investment losses, esp. via her sister’s ex-gig at Goldman Sachs); health and wellness issues (inspired by her mother’s psychological health); and geopolitics and globalism (all things Middle East). Her eponymous label, run by Nafsika and her sister, Stephanie, out of Jordan, embodies a directional downtown aesthetic (be it downtown NYC, London, Lebonon or Amman) incorporating a wide range of concepts: luxury, digital culture, youth, artisanal, embroidery, the Arab street, power politics, the media, the military etc. — always finished with an avant-garde air and ultra-modernist edge. We love Nafsika for her intrepid inter-cultural jumbles, New Wave attitude and superb social consciousness.