Sylth Virago was founded in 2019 by friends Danielle Goldman and Athanasia Diamantis-Svec. Fashionistas and animal lovers alike, they searched in vain for a greater variety of gorgeous products that were created ethically; without harm to animals or the environment. Realizing they had an opportunity to start something great, they brought along designer, Kyle Blackmon whose design pedigree infuses the SV brand with one-of-a-kind designs, strong silhouettes and invaluable industry experience.
Always one to wear many hats, Danielle runs the business as its CEO and Brand Director, while simultaneously working at a busy urgent care practice in Brooklyn as its morning provider and being ‘mom’ to 3. Managing a luxury vegan brand of stunning shoes and accessories pairs perfectly with her core values of ethical and sustainable living. With her finger on the ankle pulse of shoe wearing people everywhere, she is proud to debut this line integrating beauty, strength and kindness.
Dedicated, innovative and progressive are just some of the words to describe Athanasia. With a degree in Journalism and Public Relations and over 13+ years of work experience in the fashion industry, she’s a native to the ever-changing space. In an effort to be at the forefront of change, she quickly began learning about sustainability and how she can personally minimize her carbon foot print and still have gorgeous shoes. In addition, Athanasia also runs EVEKSIA.com as a Certified Lifestyle Nutrition Coach and is mom to 3.
A graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design in both Accessory and Apparel Design, has always lived a life dedicated to fashion and footwear. At an early age, she began an amateur dance career, that to this day has led her to fall in love with the movement, beauty and gracefulness that luxury footwear applies to the human form. When shes not designing, Kyle can be found working behind the bar at numerous hotpost throughout NYC.