What is Cultural Credibility today? And How to Build It? A debate, hosted by Christopher Morency from Highsnobiety, on how streetwear brands excel at it and what luxury brands are taking from streetwear brands when it comes to the formulation of cultural cred to resonate with the next generation of luxury consumers. With Stavros Karelis from MACHINE-A & SHOWstudio and Leila Fataar from Platform13 & Glenn Martens from the Parisian based label Y/PROJECT.
Stavros Karelis is the Founder & Buying Director of the London concept store MACHINE-A & Buying Director of the SHOWstudio online store. Stavros is also a member of the NEWGEN womenswear and menswear committee, member of the jury panel of the IFS , the LCF MA, the Westminster MA & the RCA selection panels. Karelis has been also the guest judge for the L'Oréal Professionnel Award for the CSM MA 2019. Voted by GQ in the list of 35 most successful men under 38, Highsnobiety's list of 15 biggest stylish influencers and most recently in BOF 500 list for 2016, 2017 & 2018, Stavros' dedication to emerging talent has been such, that he constantly discovers, promotes & consults for a great number of emerging designers and helps them to get established with successful careers in the fashion industry. Stavros is also the curator of a number of projects including Copenhagen's International Fashion Fair Special Projects Area for 2018/19 editions, as well as working as the Creative Consultant for the Onassis Foundation, where he most recently curated the project SWEAT for the Athens Biennale.