SHOWstudio is pleased to unveil Reality Inverse, a short film made in collaboration with Maison Margiela and presented at London's Serpentine Gallery.A visual dialogue between creative director John Galliano and photographer Nick Knight, the work draws on the philosophies established at the house of Margiela through recent collections; defining a new era of modern decadence, invoking new illustrative and illusionary codes.Employing the techniques developed by Galliano in his Artisanal collections for the house and featuring Duckie Thot, the film is released in both a standard version and 360-degree vision, allowing the viewer to move freely through the image with just a click of a mouse. Transforming science fiction into science reality, crafting a real – yet unreal – physicality for the viewer.Reality Inverse is open to the public between the 16th and 17th of February at London's Serpentine Gallery.Watch our exclusive 360-degree version here!
To coincide with the global release of the S/S 19 Neeson bag, Anya Hindmarch launch The Weave Project – an immersive art installation to show during London Fashion Week.
The installation features The Tube, an interactive artwork created by art collective Numen/For Use. Visitors are invited to climb through The Tube – an oscillating structure of woven mesh – so that they can experience the installation from a variety of views.
As part of the The Weave Project experience, Anya Hindmarch host a café and concept store offering Weave Project merchandise and the S/S 19 Neeson collection. Visitors can personalise the Neeson bag with handwoven symbols, words and initials.
The Weave Project runs from 16 February to 19 February 2019 at Brewer Street Car Park.
Nick Knight features in Beyond Fashion, opening at ArtisTree, Hong Kong on 12 January 2019.
Showcasing a selection of works from some of the most pioneering fashion photographers - a subset previously ignored by the art world - Beyond Fashion encapsulates the move away from aesthetic snobbery, towards an all-encompassing visual culture, wherein the fashion image is given the deserved recognition for its artistic quality.
The exhibition will showcase work by over 40 of the most important fashion photographers, including Peter Lindbergh, Ellen von Unwerth, Miles Aldridge, Blommers & Schumm, Erik Madigan Heck and of course, Knight himself. Of Knight, the show features two images - one of which being Snakes, 2009 from the Alexander McQueen S/S 10 campaign. As well as this, there is a section dedicated to SHOWstudio's fashion films.
Beyond Fashion runs until 24 February 2019.
Nick Knight’s exhibition 'Still' at The Mass, Tokyo closes on 16 December 2018.The exhibition showcases a more personal side of Knight’s career and features three distinct bodies of work, 'Flora', 'Roses, Photo Paintings', and 'Roses from My Garden'. Unlike other more conventional images of flowers, Knight’s compositions are balanced and harmonious, moving the viewer to consider the innate power of nature and its fleeting beauty.'Still' is open at The Mass until Sunday 16 December 2018.
On 15 and 16 December 2018, SHOWstudio will live stream 'Squidge', where Nick Knight will be shooting John Galliano's Maison Margiela Artisanal A/W 18 collection.Inspired by the futuristic mood of the clothes themselves, Knight will explore new technologies in this shoot, from the innovative parabolic mirrors, to the peculiar lighting and photographic techniques. The magnificent looks, as chosen by John Galliano himself, will be seen and styled exactly how they were on the catwalk.
Tune into the live stream from 11am on 15 December to watch the Margiela magic unfold!
SHOWstudio is proud to present our editor Mimma Viglezio's debut Tumblr take-over!
She presents a one-lesson-a-day account of the main subjects she teaches in fashion and communication schools internationally. Focusing on the business of fashion, this take-over is an exclusive insight into what she sees as turning points in its recent history and her own personal advice.
From being respectful to cultures in the digital age to a clip of her CEO of Gucci, Marco Bizzarri, SHOWbiz interview for SHOWstudio you are invited to learn all her pearls of wisdom.
Head to the SHOWstudio Tumblr 1-7 December to see!
Showcasing a perhaps more personal side of his career, Still demonstrates a constant desire to experiment in three distinct bodies, 'Flora', 'Roses, Photo paintings' and 'Roses from My Garden'. Unlike other more conventional images of flowers, Knight’s compositions are balanced and harmonious, moving the viewer to consider the innate power of nature and its fleeting beauty.
Making an international debut, the 'Roses from my Garden' series speaks to themes that Knight often grapples with. For Knight, modern photography isn't tied to any of the things it used to be - chemistry, science, printing processes. With this body of work, Knight returns to a traditional glass plate printing process to play with how we see his contemporary compositions through the lens of a traditional boundary.
Still, The Mass, from 10 November to 16 December 2018.
The British Fashion Council has just announced the nominees for the Fashion Awards 2018. In partnership with Swarovski, the British Fashion Council will be unveiling the winners of the categories on 10 December 2018 at the Royal Albert Hall.
The Fashion Awards in partnership with Swarovski recognises creativity and innovation in fashion, celebrating exceptional individuals whose imagination and creativity has broken new ground in fashion globally over the past 12 months as well as brands and businesses that have transformed the possibilities of fashion today.
As avid supporters of young emerging talent, SHOWstudio are thrilled to see so many SHOWstudio contributors and collaborators nominated.
In light of this occasion, take a look back at our rich archive! Why not peruse British Menswear Designer of the Year nominee Craig Green’s A/W 15 fashion film, or see Model of the Year nominee Winnie Harlow in conversation with Nick Knight in our Subjective series.
Explore our In Fashion archive for intimate conversations with the likes of nominees J.W. Anderson, Simone Rocha and Cottweiler. For in-depth interviews with nominees Marco Bizarri, Virgil Abloh and Kim Jones, revisit our SHOWbiz and In Conversation series to learn more about their respective repertoires.
SHOWstudio would like to congratulate all the outstanding nominees for their creative achievements over the past year, with special mention to collaborators and friends of SHOWstudio. Congratulations!
SHOWstudio presents 100 Women, an exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the UK.SHOWstudio asked 100 models to select the look in which they felt the most empowered; curator Bex Cassie then appointed an artist for each look to translate into a fashion illustration.
For the first time ever, SHOWstudio will open a previously closed section of its studio to the public, dedicating the entire space as an ode to these women. In a fashion landscape where physical, sexual and financial abuse have long been the norm, this exhibition presents women and dress as carriers of the agency.
To chime with the occasion, the SHOWstudio team are curating the Tumblr for the show's first week. Head to our Tumblr Takeover for an all-round tour and behind-the-scenes content!
100 Women will be open to the public from 2 November to 31 January 2019.
Image: Winnie Harlow by Antone Cordet
Mutiny, the new fragrance by Maison Margiela, will be launching at MACHINE-A this Thursday! First unveiled in Paris at the S/S 19 show, the perfume launch marks John Galliano’s first at the house of Maison Margiela.
To celebrate the launch, MACHINE-A will be hosting a special installation in store this Thursday, 18 October 18:00 to 21:00 on 13 Brewer Street, London W1F 0RH. A personal engraving service will be available during the event.
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Explore MACHINE-A's edited collection of Maison Margiela clothing and accessories alongside SHOWstudio's curated selection of contemporary artworks and fashion artefacts here.