CIFF Paris 21-24 June Stavros Karelis of Machine-A is the new Artistic Director of CIFF Paris

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Kristian W. Andersen, Chief Innovation Officer of North Modern has appointed Stavros Karelis of London’s Machine-A as CIFF’s artistic director of CIFF Paris Special Projects for the inaugural 4-day event.

“We have been collaborating with Stavros Karelis for a long time at CIFF; we share the same values of inclusivity, curiosity and interest in innovation as well as the same dedication to supporting emerging designers. It was evident to us, when we decided to work on CIFF Paris, that Stavros and his sharp open mind would have to be part of this new adventure with us,” says Kristian W. Andersen.

Stavros Karelis says “CIFF has become one of the most fashion-forward creative platforms, representing & showcasing the best of the international talent in a unique and exciting way. I am so pleased to work again with Kristian W. Andersen and the CIFF community to curate the Special Projects Area for the Paris edition. As before, my central aim is to showcase how fashion, art & design can be combined and how important causes such as innovation & newness, sustainability, feminism, equality, EU politics, diversity, creative freedom, education and inclusivity are the reasons why we all connect and are part of a community that goes far and beyond any city, any race, any gender, any brands. It’s the people that we celebrate – the heroes and heroines that work hard to reflect the above principles and take the responsibility to represent these in the best possible way. It’s the young generation of designers, the hard working people of the established brands. CIFF is that community & for the Paris edition we will curate installations, performances, talks, films and experiences of some of the most powerful voices of our generation.”

Copenhagen International Fashion Fair is taking over Garage Amelot , Paris, from 21-24 June.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.