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Full force

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

Photography by Pierre Toussaint.

It’s good to be back! You hold in your hands our much-anticipated Impact issue. It’s all about making a splash, but we’d argue it’s more than the literal weight of its many glossy pages. It’s a vote of confidence in the enduring power of print to affect us and enhance our lives, and not least it’s a physical expression of the passion of our publisher and CEO, John Winning.

Naturally, this comeback issue had to be special. In this spirit, we explore the latest trends in design, food, society, technology and travel that are shaping the way we live — and the world the next generation will inherit.

Design expert Stephen Crafti profiles the latest interiors that are like a confetti cannon of “wow” going off behind the front door, and the homes making a positive impact on our collective carbon footprint via sustainable architecture.

We name the restaurants making waves globally and the pioneers making alternative grapes the future of winemaking. Kitchen repertoire need a little punching up? Recipe guru Eleanor Ford reveals the secrets of spice. We check out innovations in “phygital” fashion, the new generation of smart home products (let’s agree to call them robots, can we?) and the latest all-electric cars gliding all-but-silently into showrooms for 2023 and beyond.

Sometimes impact is invisible. Helen Hawkes explores the new social codes and the profound change they’re bringing about in how we relate to one another in our social lives and careers. And you can’t reach out and touch star power, but does anyone doubt its electrifying jolt? The breakout actor Austin Butler talks about playing Elvis Presley in director Baz Luhrmann’s latest epic, while Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas reunite to discuss acting (up) and the value of awards.

Finally, a big thank you to the fashion influencer turned artist and furniture designer Sarah Ellen, who painted the artwork on the cover. Her art career is about to go stellar, so get in quick and find out how she does it all — and with such style — in our interview.

Enjoy the issue, and may the creative force be with you.

This is an extract from an article that appears in print in our fifth edition, Page 12 of Winning Magazine with the headline: “Full force”. Subscribe to Winning Magazine today.


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