Honored to have Mr Harris Kyprianou as a Committee Member of CYPRUS FASHION MODELS AWARDS 2016!


Harris Kyprianou studied photography at North West Kent College in the United Kingdom, specialising in fashion photography. After completing his studies in 2007, he worked as a freelance artist in both London and Cologne, Germany.

In 2008 he won first prize in the prestigious “Young Photographers under 25” competition, initiated by Vogue Hellas. After winning the competition, he was offered a highly sought after position with the creative team at Vogue Hellas. His relocation to Athens allowed Harris to collaborate with D-Tales creative agency, which provided further exposure of his work and subsequent collaborations with international publications and brands. His work has been featured in publications such as: Madame Figaro, Votre Beauté, Cosmopolitan, Paper Magazine, KCTV, Noise Magazine, Stimulus Respond, OZON, 7th Man Magazine, Living etc, V-man, Module Dance, Time Out, as well as other periodicals and publications. In 2009 Harris Kyprianou was the official photographer for the Korres campaign. He maintains a collaboration with fashion bloggers Diane Pernet and Filep Motwary.

In 2010 he returned to Cyprus and accepted employment as the in-house fashion and lifestyle photographer with spp media, where he remained until January 2013. Harris has exhibited his work in four group exhibitions during 2012 with his first solo exhibition following in October 2013. His first book titled ” Raw ” by Harris Kyprianou was published at the same time. The book brings together three years of personal work, which does not fall within the sphere of fashion photography. Its emphasis lies heavily on portraiture, nude and still life. In 2012 he was the official photographer of the publication “Beyond dress codes”, published by the cultural foundation of Laiki Bank.

In 2013 Harris took on the creative direction and photography of the prestigious production titled “ Fashion portfolio”, a publication which includes a compilation of work by 45 Cypriot fashion designers. One of the greatest ‘compliments’ Harris has received recently for his work in the fashion industry was when his image was selected for the cover of “Fashion Culture: Istituto Marangoni: icon of fashion and design”, a book published in 2015 by the esteemed school of fashion, art & design for its 80th anniversary. His professional endeavors include a long-standing collaboration with the Parisian fashion house Erotokritos, Cyprus based Natargeorgiou and collaborations with numerous Cypriot designers for seasonal publications. More recently, besides continuing his cooperation with local designers and creatives, Harris has focused on developing his portfolio with his own personal work that represents him as an artist.

CYPRUS FASHION MODELS AWARDS 2016 is powered by Umbrella Fashion Modelling School & Agency

It takes place on Wednesday, July 27th at Galu Seaside in Larnaca from 20:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. The Mission of this Ceremony is to Award the best model of Cyprus for the year 2016!


More than 100 male & female models between the ages 10 to 30 years old of all nationalities will participate for the ULTIMATE PRIZE! First prize is €3500 (€500 in cash and €3000 in presents in kind). There are 15 prizes in Total including the categories of Photogenic, Body, Publicity, Catwalk and Posing, Personality & Beauty. The models are being evaluated in these categories and the model with the highest marks out of the 100 total marks takes the Ultimate Prize!

The event is presented by Yiota Koufalidou! The Head of the committee is the famous fashion designer Mr Pantelis Panteli. The presentation of the evaluation process will be made by Mr Zacharias Petrou (Fashion Pr & Marketer & Co-Owner of Monoena Boutique).  The coordination and presentation of the models will be announced by Mrs Andreana Violari.

Performers of the Night are the famous singer Bo & Georgia Vrana! Special performances will be made by dancing groups.

40 (forty) distinguished committee members from the fashion industry, media, celebrities will assess the level of the models. Distinguished guests like Gregory Englezos and Anna Dorothea will be awarding the winners!