Achilleas CONSTANTINOU

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1948-04-21
Education Arnos Secdy Modern Sch Southgate, Waltham Forest Tech Coll, KCL (LLB)
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Recreations charitable fundraising, historic cars, property developments, backgammon
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Style Achilleas Constantinou, Esq
Career started fashion business Aristos of London with late bro Aristos at 45 Carnaby St in 1966, joined family co full time in 1971, by 1973 owned 6 retail outlets in Carnaby St and Oxford St, a wholesale showroom in Great Portland St and headquarters in Marylebone, subsequently added retail stores in Duke St (London) and Lausanne, Switzerland, and franchised stores in Chicago and Washington DC; relocated showrooms to Mortimer St and subsequently to larger premises in Highgate N London; now focuses exclusively on designing, manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing exclusive ladies special occasionwear under the Ariella brands; was honoured by a royal visit by Princess Anne in 1992 to celebrate co's 25th anniversary; chm and ceo Ariella Fashions Ltd & Group of Cos (two Woman Fashion Awards for Best Cocktail Dress and Best Evening Dress 1985, Br Apparel Export Award 1996, Queen's Award for Export Achievement 1998, UK Fashion Export Award 2008, UKFT Fashion Export Award 2010, HSBC Business Thinking Award 2010, finalist UKFT Fashion Award 2013); fndr Br Fashion & Design Protection Assoc 1974 (which succeeded in gaining copyright protection extended to cover original fashion garment designs in 1980), advsr to Govt on amendments to Design Copyright and Patents Act 1988, UK rep EEC meeting of Assoc Européene des Industries de L'Habillement, fndr memb Fashion Indust Action Gp (responsible for formation of Br Fashion Cncl (BFC)), fndr memb and dir Br Fashion Cncl 1984-2010, former chm BFC Mainstream Ctee, former memb Advsy Bd London Fashion Exhibition, memb Bd of Management and former chm of the Women's Wear Exec Ctee Br Knitting and Clothing Export Cncl (BKCEC, now UK Fashion Exports), memb Grad Fashion Week Advsy Bd 2007, memb UK Fashion and Textiles Assoc 2009; memb Bd Skillset UK 2007; memb Finance Ctee UKFT 2010, memb Bd UKFT 2011; memb Gray's Inn
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