SCOTTISH ACCENT: Chanel-owned cashmere house Barrie Knitwear has tapped photographer Evangelia Kranioti, who scooped the special prize of the jury at the last Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival, for a video and photo project.

Greece-born, Paris-based Kranioti impressed the festival’s photography jury, which was presided over by Eric Pfrunder, image director at Chanel, with a film on travels and islands.

The cashmere manufacturer, based in Hawick, Scotland, gave her carte blanche to create a film and a book of photographs.

“Evangelia Kranioti’s photographs convey the clap of the waves, which echo the sound of the weaving looms. But also the dancing clouds, so unpredictable, mingling with the impeccable choreography of crisscrossing threads,” wrote author Anne Berest in the introduction to the book featuring the artist’s contemplative images shot in Scotland.

An exhibition of Kranioti’s photographs for Barrie is to be held during the upcoming edition of the Hyères festival, which is scheduled to run from April 21 to 25. The book will be available later this month for Barrie’s wholesalers, clients and the press. It will not be for sale.

The videos, in 1-minute, 50-second and 3-minute, 40-second formats, will go live on the brand’s YouTube channel and its Web site on Wednesday.

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