Marina’s office in Kolonaki is a minimalist space, full of her work. Marina loves the island of Sifnos as it is tied in with her childhood memories. Her inspiration is derived from the beaches, sea, churches, local dishes and fishermen there and from the paradise on earth, which is nearby Polyaigos island. As a true adventurer, she has visited one hundred and twenty-six countries. She uses her camera and drone to document every trip, the scenery, special moments and feelings.
A keen photographer and traveler, Marina Vernicos introduces her collection standing out for its simplicity and sporty chic style
Marina Vernicos commands attention with her striking good looks and confident energy. Her creativity matches this first impression. The Marina Vernicos Collection, now four years old, includes dresses, shorts, t-shirts, crop tops, kaftans, kimonos, swimwear, espadrilles, backpacks, jewellery and bags, all printed with images from Marina’s prolific range of travel photographs from around the world.
Her design aesthetic is sporty, casual chic and the items can be worn at any time of the day. Marina shoots plenty of photos on every one of her trips and then she and her team choose what makes the best prints. Her photographic style is vividly evident on all her garments and accessories and this is her true innovation. Part of the proceeds are donated to the volunteer diving group “We dive We clean”, who devote their time to cleaning the Greek sea bed.
Her design aesthetic is sporty, casual chic and the items can be worn at any time of the day. Marina shoots plenty of photos on every one of her trips and then she and her team choose what makes the best prints
Marina studied Communications at Boston’s Emerson College and Business Management at Harvard Extension School.
She has been exhibiting in galleries and museums all over the world since 2001, including the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, The Louvre and the Hangaram Arts Center Museum of Seoul.
She founded CREAID (www.creaid.com) in 2012, a non-profit humanitarian organisation. «Create to Aid» uses the art created or donated by its supporters, which is then auctioned off with the proceeds used to assist people in need. The associated events also raise awareness in a wider sense.
Creaid’s first auction was based on two hundred people designing their own tote bag, with the proceeds being donated to Médecins Sans Frontières. Marina was one of those designers and it actually served as the inspiration for her to create her own products, which in turn led to a Ready to Wear collection.