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10 December, 2018
 
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Condé Nast International to launch its 25th Vogue in Greece

Thaleia Karafyllidou joins as the youngest ever Editor-in-Chief of Vogue

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Vogue will be launched in Greece in 2019, as the twenty-fifth edition of the fashion bible. Vogue Greece will debut both in print and online in Spring 2019 and will be published under license agreement with Kathimerines Ekdoseis SA.   The launch reflects the growing fashion and luxury market in Greece, a country showing a significant economic recovery and cultural renaissance.  

Vogue Greece will be published in Greek and include a print magazine, website and a strong social media presence. The Greek edition of Vogue will be for readers with an interest in fashion, beauty, travel, culture, art and lifestyle; with a clear goal of building an interactive community of Vogue admirers and fans in Greece.

“We are delighted to welcome Greece back into the Vogue family. The new Vogue will be the ultimate fashion brand for a new Greece. A Vogue for a new fashion and digitally-savvy generation, a Vogue for vibrant and creative fashion scene,” Executive Director Karina Dobrotvorskaya Editorial Development at Condé Nast International commented . “We have no doubt that this fresh, talented and passionate team will deliver another great iconic Vogue which will put Greece on the international fashion map – as Vogue always does.”

Vogue Greece will be published in Greek and include a print magazine, website and a strong social media presence

Natassa Bouterakou, who is appointed Publisher of Vogue Greece, remarked: “We are thrilled and honored by our collaboration with Condé Nast International. For us, the dynamic return of the Vogue brand to Greece is a welcome challenge and our aim is to establish Vogue Greece not only as a multimedia platform, but also as a social force. Leveraging the discerning readership of the historic newspaper Kathimerini, we aspire to build a community open and welcoming to people who are cultivated, independent, dynamic, creative and socially aware. We envision Vogue Greece inclusive yet eclectic, international and local, visually stunning and intellectually stimulating, that adds its voice to the ongoing dialogue about what defines luxury in the 21st century.”

Thaleia Karafyllidou is appointed Editor-in-Chief and will join as the youngest head of the fashion bible. At 29 years old, Karafyllidou was born and educated in Greece and in UK and is a PhDc in Copyright Law at The University of Manchester. Having begun her career in senior communications and marketing roles, including the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, and being shortlisted for the Greek International Women Awards in 2017, she takes on her new role with passion and dedication, having a strong vision for Vogue Greece.

"We want to establish the new Vogue Greece as a title that empowers and celebrates all people, raises its authoritative voice to important issues and promotes the astonishing work of Greek designers and talents globally," Karafyllidou said.

Nicholas Georgiou also joins as Creative and Fashion Director. Having graduated from Central Saint Martins and founding Dapper Dan, a biannual men’s magazine, in 2009, Georgiou brings his extensive knowledge of the fashion market, gathered from his experience with publications including L’Officiel and Votre Beauté.

Further editorial appointments include Giorgos Tsiros as Managing Editor, Elis Kiss as Fashion Features Editor and Dionisis Andrianopoulos as Art Director.

Vogue Greece is the twenty-fifth edition of the magazine worldwide. Vogue is published in the United States, Britain, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Russia, Japan, China, Taiwan, Mexico & Latin America, the Middle East, Korea, Brazil, Australia, Portugal, India, Turkey, Thailand, Poland, the Netherlands, and Ukraine.

Condé Nast International (CNI) sets the benchmark for publishing excellence with leading print and digital brands including Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Wired, and AD among others. Reaching more than 270 million consumers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America, we are committed to delivering beautiful, influential content and brand experiences for individuals who demand to be inspired.   CNI is headquartered in London, and we operate in China, Japan, Taiwan, India, Russia, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, the UK and Mexico. In addition to publishing 30 brands, we run a licensing and restaurant division with local partners in 17 markets, the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference and several ventures in education. Committed to reinventing ourselves, we are constantly evaluating how we work across countries and brands and how we develop our products to expand our global leadership in the fashion, luxury and lifestyle spaces. Please visit condenastinternational.com and follow Condé Nast International on LinkedIn or at @condenastint on Twitter.

Kathimerines Ekdoseis SA publishing group is founded upon a longstanding tradition in journalism from KATHIMERINI newspaper, first printed in 1919. To this day, KATHIMERINI is considered a standard bearer and continues to pay an influential role in Greece's political and economic life. Its readers belong to the most self-motivated, economically independent and influential age groups, have upper s/e profile and higher/highest education. KATHIMERINI is read by the majority of the business community in Greece, decision makers and opinion leaders. In 1998, the company partnered with The New York Times International Edition in a joint venture to publish an English-language daily edition of KATHIMERINI in Greece and Cyprus.

Media contacts;

Rita Kanatoula – rkanatoula@vogue.gr +30 210 4808 223 Ginni Arnold – ginni.arnold@condenastint.com +44 79 6873 0247

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