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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 3 October 2015
18 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER 2015 DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM New Lanthimos film attracts award-winning cast Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos has a new film up his sleeve, with the star-studded cast including some of Hollywood's most sought-after names. According to reports by the website Deadline, the film, entitled The Favourite, will see Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Kate Winslet playing the three leading roles. Set during the 18th-century reign of Queen Anne - a period which has yet to be truly explored by filmmakers - the storyline surrounds the many machinations in the British queen's court. Colman is expected to be confirmed for the leading role of Queen Anne, while Winslet will play Anne's close friend Sarah Churchill, and Stone Abigail Masham. Masham eventually takes the place of Churchill as Anne's confidant, with rumours arising of an affair between the two. Set to be the director’s second English-language film, the new project has been referred to as "one of the most-sought after projects in the marketplace". The Favourite will be produced by Scarlet Films' Ceci Dempsey and Element Pictures' Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, both responsible for Lanthimos' previous film The Lobster, which received rave reviews at Cannes earlier this year. Sources: The Guardian, Deadline Kate Winslet PHOTO: BATTLEROYALEWITHCHEESE.COM Olivia Colman PHOTO: THE TELEGRAPH (UK) Emma Stone Greek presence in the list of most important fashion figures Katrantzou, Kartsotis and Yiapanis have their impact recognised If having your name listed alongside Christian Louboutin, Nadja Swarovski and Karl Lagerfeld is a sign of professional success in the fashion industry, then Mary Katrantzou, Tom Kartsotis and Panos Yiapanis have definitely made the cut. Each year, the Business of Fashion (BoF) website compiles a list featuring 500 of the most influential global insiders of the sector, from business executives and designers to editors and models. The index is based on extensive research, data analysis and nominations suggested by the network's members, taking into account the popularity of the professionals and their power of leading the trends in the fashion community. For Mary Katrantzou, it came as no surprise that she made it to the list for the third consecutive year. The London-based designer has developed a strong following since her debut at the London Fashion Week for Autumn/Winter 2009. Katrantzou has stamped her unique style with oversized prints, floral patterns and vibrant colours and has seen her dresses worn by personalities from the likes of America's First Lady Michelle Obama to Rihanna. Shinola - a company founded in 2011 by Tom Kartsotis, the former CEO of Fossil - is on the surface a brand that riffs off the increasingly popular Made in America movement and the gritty resurgence of the once grand Detroit. Since the launch of her label, she has collaborated with leading names such as Moncler, Longchamp and most recently, Adidas. Tom Kartsotis initiated his career in a rather unconventional way back in 1984 when, as a college dropout, he launched a series of cheap watches in Hong Kong. What began as a small startup grew to become a worldknown brand reaching annual revenue of US $3.2 billion. The Greek American businessman owns Bedrock Manufacturing Co, a private equity and brand management firm which works as an umbrella for a diverse portfolio of Made in America brands like Shinola, Filson and Steven Alan. The trio of Greek representatives in the BoF 500 list is completed with stylist and fashion editor Panos Yiapanis who, as fashion-director-at-large for London's Love magazine since 2013, continues to push style boundaries. Yiapanis is known for reflecting a youth-inspired yet dark aesthetic in his work, while he has styled for brands such as Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Stella McCartney. PHOTO: INDIE WIRE Designer Mary Katrantzou poses for a portrait during the British Fashion Council between her unique designs. PHOTO: AP/KRISTIAN DOWLING.
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