PELLA CHRISTINA PAPACHRISTOU
Pella Christina Papachristou is the Design Director of PCP Clothing, the unisex label that was founded in 2014 in Greece. After finishing her degree in Fashion and Textile Design, she decided to join the family business in clothing manufacturing and start her own label. PCP Clothing has developed into an international brand, that has surpassed all expectations in an otherwise difficult time for the country. Beginning in the city of Thessaloniki, PCP Clothing now has an international online presence. What started off as a university project, has now become the inspiration to the modern 80’s themed leggings, clothing line, and accessories that are beating all odds during an economic crisis.
Packed with lots of glitter, PCP Clothing’s designs will allow an effortless transition from day, to gym, to an evening of Midori cocktails with friends. Through PCP Clothing, Papachristou is determined to make the world a better place in any way she can. From bringing a smile on a child’s face through the surprises she personally adds to the children’s packaging, to remaining integral to her ethical values, one can’t help but fall in love with both the brand and the family behind it.
“When your work is rewarding,” says Papachristou, “it is your responsibility to contribute back to society. That’s why we love glitter so much: through spreading our #glitteranarchy we spread magic to the world.”
PCP Clothing stemmed from Pella’s family’s trade of manufacturing jackets through the company Jeremy Boy, which was founded by her grandfather in 1959. Her childhood was made up of days in the factory watching her grandfather work, inspiring her into the world of fashion. Pella quickly took on the challenge of making clothing that could appeal to every woman, for every occasion and thus, PCP Clothing was born.
Joined by her brother Petros, Operations Manager, they are a dynamic duo that will stop at nothing to bring #glitteranarchy to the world, but more importantly, do their part in making it a better place for everyone. They refuse to compromise on their integrity and quality, and ensure that all their designs, production, and manufacturing are done in Europe. During this difficult time, PCP Clothing has risen from the ashes of an economic downturn and blossomed into a company which has created local and sustainable work for their country. Along with their team which is comprised of 70% women, they aim to contribute to their culture and society with pride, and of course, STYLE.