Kristi Andress story
This story was born out of passion and science. Feelings and mind met and stayed together to create beauty and harmony.
She always watched nature, for she knew that forms, polished in the course of millions of years of evolution, are perfect, and colors marrying a butterfly and a flower, day and night, a bird and the sky are what she needs for creation.
He believed that everything can be calculated, and beauty is a particular formula, the discovery of which will bring the golden age. Using tools and human experience, he desired to create something that the world has never seen before.
They met in a blossoming garden. She admired dew in a blossom. He measured the proportions of this blossom. She remembered the color of the blossom that had just faced the sun, and he counted the hues of the blossom. She touched flowers and grass admiring their tenderness. He thought about possible materials, by means of which such a natural effect and a pleasure to touch are achieved.
She asked, “Is it possible to create such beauty like this garden?”
He offered to try it together.
In this way, in the Royal Parks of London, “Kristi Andress” fashion house was born. The house, where a garment is born out of Kristi’s flight of imagination and Andress’ formulas. From her creation and his calculations. From her handwork and his family century-old tailoring traditions. From their mutual desire to recreate the nature. To create clothes that are beautiful and durable, colorful and practical. Of unexpected shapes, yet comfortable.
Sometimes they are inspired by neat and taken care of gardens of Versailles: every leaf is in its place, all the trees are of the same height, of the same shape. Every detail is precise and perfect. Yet sometimes, Kristi Andress is inspired by a crazy Topiary garden: an explosion of shapes and colors and their variety. Orderly arranged Burgundy vineyard rows. Scottish hills. Wild Lithuanian forests, seemingly chaotic, but cozy and natural. Disheveled Cyprus cypress groves. Sicilian lemon tree orchards, or austere Scandinavian fjord landscape.
Every new “Kristi Andress” collection is a distinct story. Every garment is a part of the story.
Beauty and technology. Taste and precise calculations. We recreate the nature. “Kristi Andress” – Celebrate Your Life!
* Topiary, the art of clipping various shapes, knowledge of plant cultivation and pruning, shaping by means of frames, care of the plants in frames.
Kristi Andress’s woman
The Kristi Andress woman respects classical traditions, but is also a romantic and a dreamer at the same time. Sensitiveness and tenderness is hidden under a rationality mask.
Kristi Andress designs for a person who is faithful to his principles, style and opinion.
Kristi Andress’s style
Classical and romantic styles come together.
A classical chastity becomes light, soft and elegant.
Lightness and softness contrast with sharpness and clean lines.
Either construction or decor dominates in one garment, but not both of them.
Attention is paid to construction and detail.
Decor is a facture itself.
Subtlety is aggrandized, eclectic is denied.