Sisters Christiana and Katya Lea Livaditis launched CRISTAHLEA in Melbourne, Australia. CRISTAHLEA comprises artistries of handcraft signified by an undercurrent of ethereal allure. The brand's traditional-contemporary interpretations of femininity reveal interplays of florals, hand embroideries and signature crystal embellishment.
A love and admiration for the fine art traditions of hand embroidery inspires the designers each season to create their own works of crystal artistry. Beautiful French laces and Italian fabrics are hand adorned with CRISTAHLEA embroidery designs by artisans in India.
Christiana completed Honours in Fashion from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2009. Katya Lea completed a Bachelor of Photography from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2009 and a Bachelor of Creative Arts from The University of Melbourne in 2006. The sister's creative partnership crystallised into the CRISTAHLEA brand.