A Greek native, Alexandra Koumba, founded her design company in 2007. Drawing on her background as an antique and fine art collector, she opened the first decorative arts gallery in Athens, Greece. Interior design objects soon followed and became cult items.
The jewelry collection was first introduced in 2008 enjoying instant success. It can be found at select stores in both Europe and the U.S., and has been extensively featured in publications such as Russian Vogue, US Weekly and the Greek press.
In 2011, Alexandra was honored to be named the official designer for Jewelry and Accessories of the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens. She’s received commissions by the prestigious Cycladic and Benaki museums in Athens, and her work is exhibited at the world-famous Metropolitan Museum shops in New York and across the U.S. She’s also a fixture at NY Fashion Week, her collaboration with Tia Cibani being the latest example.
Her creations have graced the appearance of many international celebrities including Alicia Keys, Rita Ora and Kendal Jenner whose 2015 Coachella music festival outfit was voted among her top ten that year.
Alexandra’s currently presenting a trunk show on select Bloomingdale’s locations across the U.S.
A NY Parsons School of Design grad, Alexandra also studied jewelry design at St Martins College of Art in London, and holds a BA in Communications from Boston University.
ALEXANDRA'S DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
Alexandra Koumba designs are the perfect blend of cutting-edge fashion with traditional elements producing one-of-a-kind creations. Her clients fall in love with the modern yet timeless aesthetic that manages to push the envelope while staying imbued with the spirit of her ancient Greek heritage.
Inspired by nature and its abundance of organic forms, the jewelry collection offers three distinct possibilities. Intricate lacework cast in metal represents the designer’s s vintage component. Bones and the broader human and animal form are the second signature motif while foliage, seeds and the insect world provide an exuberant alternative.
The bag and homeware collections further highlight Alexandra’s affinity for seductive textures, edgy motifs, ultra-feminine shapes, intricate details and high-gloss finishes always in surprising combinations.
Last but not least, her baby and wedding collections round up her offerings by helping celebrate and make those special moments that much more memorable.
Alexandra works in both semi-precious as well as precious metals while fibers are exclusively organic. All items are proudly handmade in Greece by local artisans.