Ms Panatou is famous for her tailored gowns with and without sleeves that contour her client’s silhouette to accentuate their best features and diminishes one’s secrets. Black has been the colour trend preferred by today’s sophisticated mothers, but when worn with a coloured evening bag, shoes and jewelry from the Basilica Couture salon, it creates a chic statement.
Ms Panatou suggests that neither mother wear white, off-white, or similar neutral shade that matches the bride’s gown and that the designs should be appropriate for the formality of the wedding. For the demure woman who prefers a classic but chaste gown, for the special occasion, She also creates unique and beautiful boleros, coats, capes, stoles and caplets made of fine laces, organzas, satins and faux fur.
Traditional etiquette calls for the mother of the bride to choose her gown first, then inform the mother of the groom what colour and length she chose in order for them to complement one another. Ms Panatou speaks from decades of experience that no mother can compromise on the fine quality of a gown personally made for such an important event as the wedding of their child.