Terry Jones, a diamond geezer!
Back in the late 1970s and in direct response to Punk, Terry Jones, then the art director of British Vogue realised that the most exciting fashion was actually happening on the streets of London and not on the catwalk, bravely he resigned and started a magazine called i-D.
Terry invested his time, his passion and his money into creating a magazine that reflected simply and clearly fashion at its most pure, the fashion of the street. In the late 1970s and early 1980s London streets were vibrant and bursting with fashions way more extreme, inspiring and audacious than anything in the mainstream of fashion. They were the catwalk of the world.
Terry Jones saw this and through i-D allowed the rest of the world to see it too. A gesture so clever, insightful and altruistic which in many ways reflects Terry's whole attitude to life. His clear love and devotion to and of his wife Trish is also the love he expressed for all of us, making us all feel part of their family and is in part the reason they are loved back by so many people.
In i-D they created a platform for a totally new generation of fashion image makers, designers, stylists, journalists and models, who they encouraged and championed. In so doing creating the one of the most important magazines ever.
NB: Yesterday, The British Fashion Council gave Terry and Tricia Jones the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2013 British Fashion Awards
Our Lou prays that we can have a SHOWstudio office pet
I often get really lovely things sent to me at SHOWstudio.
Today's lovely object was Steven Meisel's Miu Miu campaign catalogue.
I will post the wonderful things I get sent on the blog to share them with you.
A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of interviewing Steve Strange, a joy and a revelation in itself, but after the interview Steve introduced me to his friend, the artist Mark Wardel. Mark had a cast of David Bowie's face from the seventies from which he had created this beautiful and extremely lifelike mask of the Aladdin Sane Bowie image. To my delight and total surprise a week later, a box appeared on my desk that contained the 'Pin-Ups' version. Life is wonderful at times. Thank you Mark.
More in the series of 'lovely things I get sent'. I was incredibly surprised and very flattered to get these personalised Stan Smiths Beats monogrammed slippers. Thank you Adidas.
I accept Kat Davey's ALS ice bucket challenge and nominate my beautiful children Emily, Ella and Calum Knight. Please donate at http://mndassociation.org/
My morning was made all the more lovely by our wonderful collections artist Velwyn (who illustrated so brilliantly the London Collections this season) and who dropped off these delicious chocolates and a beautiful collage.
Thank you so much Velwyn.
If you happened to be in Shanghai this weekend, you might have caught YOHOOD2014 - the exhibition dedicated to the cult Be@rbrick toy, curated by my friend the actor, producer and entrepreneur Edison Chen.
He asked me to customise the Be@rbrick, so inspired by Edison's Instagram where he posts pictures of clouds from his long and very frequent airplane journeys I decided to make my Be@rbrick out of the time-lapse clouds I photographed this summer, suggesting a world free of national boundaries, one people, no divisions.
Found this late on Saturday night and now listening to and watching it on repeat. Glorious. Love it.
All Hustle No Love by 2TONE ft Reverie
Here is a video I love.
Produced by Cktrl x Larry B
Visual Directed by Loren Platt & William Pine
The first instalment from London based collective FAM (http://familyartmusic.com/)
Credits & Links
CKTRL // https://soundcloud.com/cktrl
LARRY B // https://soundcloud.com/itsonlylarry
Loren Platt // http://lorenplatt.com/
William Pine // https://vimeo.com/williampine
Grooming by Bobana Parojcic // http://bobanaparojcic.com/
Location The Depot Clapton East London // http://thedepotclapton.com/
In an intriguing collaborative project, model Tessa Kuragi and designer Jon-Ross Le Haye have created Bruise Album, a one-off, light activated album and a limited edition of 50 facsimile books showcasing a collection of semi-transparent images of bruising.
Kuragi, who has shot for fashion photographers such as Inez and Vinoodh and Ellen Von Unwerth, has long collected photos of bruises she has sustained over the years. 'I have always been drawn to bruising as a mark of love, endurance, trust, and the paradoxical nature of sexual sadomasochism - being both incredibly intimate and caring, whilst mediated through pain and suffering,' she explained. With the help of her partner Le Haye, the designer behind numerous recognisable Tate and Whitechapel Gallery campaigns, she presented her collation of bruises as a series of semi-transparent images bound together in a re-appropriated Victorian photo-album. The format acts to mirror the fading of bruising over time - together the collection forms a combined bruise that lightens with each page turn, while the pretty illustrations on each page create a strange juxtaposition. The pair's choice of translucent paper also references the nature of bruises on the skin, where blood, something previously concealed, leaks to just below the surface.
I am so pleased to see the exceptionally talented SHOWStudio contributor, Mimi Wade, being acknowledged for her work at Graduate Fashion Week by Suzy Menkes, OBE. Mimi's green dress at the Central Saint Martins Show caught the eye of Vogue's International Fashion Editor among many other remarkable designs featured on the catwalk. Mimi joined us for a live panel discussion on Christian Dior's show in January 2013- to watch the discussion and hear the opinions of this upcoming young designer, follow the link here.
We are delighted to announce that SHOWstudio are the winners of the 'most creative collaboration' award at the REBELS 2015!
The collision of luxury and lifestyle is fracturing the contemporary travel industry, transforming travel brands into lifestyle brands with a distaste for the conventional. THE REBELS recognise those creative dissenters whose fight for their individual cause finds them at the forefront of this new, limited edition take on travel.
This year’s shortlist was compiled by a creative cartel of cross-industry artists whose own experience in deviating from the norm won them a place on the judging panel. Then the collective had their say when they voted on the winners at LE Miami 2015.
To coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach and the launch of the hotel, SHOWstudio partnered with The Miami Beach EDITION to host a series of interviews with creative visionaries in contemporary culture, including renowned hotelier Ian Schrager, who discusses the American dream in an interview with Carrie Scott, on location in Miami from the hotel’s exclusive new bungalows.
Massive thanks to EDITION and Purple PR for all their help.
I love it when I see my work as a someone's tattoo. It shows such commitment. I am so flattered.