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Time for Change

Winning Magazine's Editor in Chief Katarina Kroslakova reflects on our much-anticipated Transformation issue.

Photography by Pierre Toussaint.

The pandemic. Lockdowns. The cost of living crisis. In the past few years, life as we know it has undergone a radical shift. But not all change has a negative impact. In this, our Transformation issue, we explore the empowering effects of change, from the latest tech innovations influencing how we think and interact to the visionaries revolutionising their industries — in sport, entertainment, food, fashion and design.


Our cover story (page 36) features six luminaries of screen who refused to be mere mouthpieces and are forging their own paths in business and beyond, in the hopes of leaving a lasting legacy. Cover star Anya Taylor-Joy is using her rising celebrity power to launch a lifestyle brand that reflects her varied interests, which include advocating for animal rights and sustainability. Margot Robbie helms a company that produces films that challenge the status quo (not to mention patriarchy). Likewise, Selena Gomez, Ryan Reynolds, Michael B Jordan and Idris Elba are all channelling their energies into businesses that flip the script on how to operate.

If you haven’t heard of Tom Slingsby, chances are he’ll be a household name soon. The champion sailor opens up about his devastating loss at the 2008 Olympics — and how he clawed his way back (page 14). “I just had this mantra that ‘I’m not the same person I was four years ago,’ ” he says. “And instead of competing against other people … I was only competing against myself, and that if I compete at the level I know I can, no one can stop me.”

Elsewhere, writer Helen Hawkes deep dives into the new frontier of technology: the Internet of Things and the Internet of Senses. We’re on the cusp of a revolution, with devices set to transform our lives — including some that can be controlled with mere thoughts (page 58).

Fashion has always been about change. Luke Benedictus looks at the lengths some go to give their watches a signature look (page 46). Meanwhile, Didier Ludot — one of the first vintage clothing retailers in Paris — reveals the celebs who’ve visited his boutique, and the trends they’ve ignited (page 52). 

Fame is a fickle friend — just ask the cast of “Feud: Capote vs. the Swans”, a new drama about Truman Capote’s friendship with New York society women. Naomi Watts, Demi Moore, Chloë Sevigny and Calista Flockhart weigh in (page 62). 

Billy Joel is back with a new track — his first in 20 years. He talks to Caryn Ganz about the question that made him rethink his songwriting (page 30). 

Also in this issue, chef Sergio Perera will change the way you think about healthy food (page 74), Ute Junker profiles the restaurateurs resurrecting ancient plants (page 86), and Paris dials up the glitz for the Olympics (page 154).

I say: embrace the transformation that’s coming your way — it could very well lead to the next big thing. 

This is an extract from an article that appears in print in our eleventh edition, Page 8 of Winning Magazine with the headline: “Time for Change”. Subscribe to Winning Magazine today.  


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