Stavros Karelis is the Founder & Buying Director of the concept store MACHINE-A in London & Shanghai. 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 also been the guest judge for the prestigious 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 from 2016 until now, 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 2018/19/20 editions, working with a number of high-profile individuals including Virgil Abloh, Naomi Campbell, Peter Saville, Olafur Eliasson, LVMH PRIZE, Maison Margiela, Matthew Williams and others, as well as working as the Creative Consultant for the Onassis Foundation, where he curated the project SWEAT for the Biennale. In November 2020 MACHINE-A became partners with the Tomorrow Group, a multi-service business development platform, which was founded to champion and foster the power of entrepreneurial creativity within the global fashion industry and has positioned them as one of the leading business accelerator enterprises. Karelis, while remaining the Creative and Buying Director of MACHINE-A, his role includes overseeing a portfolio of creative and strategic projects of the Group and their invested brands in the UK & internationally.'
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