In his week at the helm of the SHOWstudio Tumblr, the writer and CSM lecturer flooded our dashboards with a whole array of gems collected over the course of his career as a fashion editor. With polaroids from the Moschino archive, hand-drawn illustrations, a cassette of a 1990 Valentino show soundtrack, cut-outs from 1980s Elle and invitation snippets to the shows of every designer from Walter Van Beirendonck to Flyte Ostell.
Filmmaker and SHOWstudio regular Joseph Lally revisits his re-occurring theme of feminine beauty and fragility in his latest cinematic endeavour Burning. Inspired by the song of same title by Umuvova (which features in the soundtrack), Lally’s film examines the subject of women who burn out in pursuit of glamour and stars a Marc Jacobs-clad Caroline Forsling.
Central Saint Martins professor and fashion writer Iain R. Webb has created a veritable treasure trove of old invites, trinkets, tear sheets, and show ephemera over on the SHOWstudio Tumblr in his role as this month's guest curator.
In SHOWstudio tradition, Webb follows on from previous guest curators - Alexander Fury, Alistair O'Neill and Michel Gaubert amongst them - in taking over the platform for the first week of the month, sharing gems collected over the course of his career. So far Webb's posts include Versace safety pins, a Vivienne Westwood rosette, scribbled reviews and copy, invitations galore (Zandra Rhodes, Miu Miu, Moschino and more), not to mention imagery from favourite editorials to front-row-snaps and club night dressing-up efforts.
Check out Webb's guest curation right now on the penultimate day of his takeover and be sure to keep an eye out for his final, unmissable posts.
Tomorrow our signature discussion panels move on to Paris, with our panels of industry experts unpicking the city of light's latest menswear and haute couture offerings.
Tune in tomorrow, 6 February at 11:30 GMT to watch MATCHESFASHION.COM's Chris Hobbs, MACHINE-A founder Stavros Karelis and creative consultant Mimma Viglezio ponder Paris' A/W 15 menswear collections live.
Next up at 15:30 GMT our editor Lou Stoppard will be joined by The Independent's Alexander Fury and pioneering blogger Susie Bubble, with the world's most exquisite, labour intensive and loftily priced gowns providing food for thought.
Don't forget to cast your eye over our Collections coverage, and re-watch all our panel chats from the season.
10 Magazine’s eitor-in-chief Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou invited Nick Knight to redefine traditional notion of the pin-up, photographing twelve Victoria's Secret 'Angels '- Jourdan Dunn, Sui He, Cindy Bruna, Ming Xi, Devon Windsor, Behati Prinsloo, Lais Ribeiro, Barbara Fiahlo, Lily Donaldson, Lily Aldridge, Joan Smalls and Candice Swanepoel - over five days. The epic shoot featured staggering sets by Andrew Tomlinson (ranging from gold leaf walls and a hall of mirrors to a bath of milk) and beauty by Eamonn Hughes and Laura Dominique. As well as being photographed, each model was 3D scanned by SHOWstudio’s digital art director Jon Emmony.
Immerse yourself in the fashion story and watch the process behind the making of the images in our uncut shoot footage. You can also see Knight's final shots of the cover girls in our editorial gallery, alongside twelve looping films, one for each 'Angel', that capture their beauty in 3D. Don’t forget to snap up your own copy of the Sensuality issue of 10 at SHOWstudio Shop. Which cover will you choose?
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/
Mourning the end of menswear? Join us live as SHOWstudio editor Lou Stoppard and host of industry experts round-up the A/W 15 men's collections.
First up, on Thursday 5 February, designer Patrick Grant, i-D's Steve Salter and The Independent's Alex Fury will be unpicking the London shows at 13:00 GMT. This will be followed by an overview of Milan with stylist Andrew Davis, Esquire's Catherine Hayward and fashion director David St John-James at 16:00 GMT. Finally, on Friday 6 February MATCHESFASHION.COM's Chris Hobbs and MACHINE-A founder Stavros Karelis will be pondering Paris at 11:30 GMT.
In the meantime, revisit the highlights of the season with our Collections coverage, featuring curated social media feeds, show reports and on-demand panel discussions!
Inspired by Peggy Guggenheim’s art salons, Aaron Rose has cast his latest film for Swedish retailer COS - The Bubble - with some of NYC's key cultural protagonists - Tom Sachs, Glenn O’Brien, Jeffrey Deitch, Petra Collins, Leo Fitzpatrick, Aaron Young and more, all moodily entwined at Max Fish.
Watch a new adidas fashion film exclusively on SHOWstudio!
To celebrate the launch of the S/S 15 adidas Originals x SPEZIAL collection, we’re proud to present a new short film by Nick Griffiths and &SON Films. Inspired by SPEZIAL curator Gary Aspden’s own journey into adidas' archives (his starting point for the design of the range), the film tells the story of a fan’s trip from Munich to the house where Adi Dassler once lived.
‘For adidas fans there has always been a romanticism around the brand’s birthplace in Herzogenaurach,’ explained Aspden. ‘A young man on a homage to Adi’s villa reflects the ideology behind the adidas Originals x SPEZIAL range. A new generation inspired by the foundations of this sportswear institution.’
Shot on location between Munich and Herzogenaurach, the film’s haunting score is by Atticus Ross, the Academy Award-winning composer behind the music of Gone Girl, The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
SHOWstudio is delighted to present Flow, a new fashion film by SHOWstudio regular Laura Falconer. A collaboration between the young filmmaker and choreographer Russell Maliphant, the dynamic film is an exploration of fashion in motion and features a piece from Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen’s Biopiracy show. As Falconer explains; ‘The fabric of Iris' dress is fascinating, the light dances across it as it moves. Working with Russell and Carys Staton (the dancer) enabled me to showcase this with energetic elegance.’
We're almost halfway through Iain R. Webb's Tumblr takeover! The writer and professor has been busy posting tickets, tear-sheets and trinkets from his many years covering the collections. Expect everything from front-row snaps with Mario Testino to a safety pin from Gianni Versace.
Following on from his SHOWstudio residency illustrating the Paris menswear A/W 15 collections, artist and set designer Gary Card is in the studio today recreating his favourite looks from the runways in the form of collage.
Tune in to the SHOWstudio webcam now to watch him work!
Directed by udocorg, the darkly surreal film explores the notion of the curse (JYU) and the way youth culture is played out online. Featuring clothing is by M5YKB, MIYABI's virtual fashion label, which exists only on the web and in visuals, the styling focuses on masks as a means of representing Japanese internet culture and the secrecy and anonymity that young women toy with when posting edited 'selfies' while concealing their real identities.
It's the first of the month, and also in true SHOWstudio tradition the beginning of a new Tumblr takeover. Fashion journalist Iain R. Webb has begun his curation! Each day he will be posting gems from his extensive archive of fashion show tickets and assorted ephemera.
Webb's week at the helm of the SHOWstudio Tumblr is prompted by the publication of his latest book, Invitation Strictly Personal, which showcases a collection of over three hundred fashion show invites along with associated ephemera such as programmes, show notes and odd promotional gifts gathered over the course of his long career working for publications such as BLITZ, i-D, The Face, The Evening Standard, Harper's & Queen, The Times, ELLE and The Guardian.
To mark the end of the S/S 15 haute couture season, we’re delighted to launch Stephen Doherty’s Couture!
Artist Stephen Doherty took up residence at SHOWstudio during the A/W 14 couture collections, depicting the key looks from houses such as Dior, Schiaparelli and Maison Margiela on the walls of the studio in pastel and paint. As he worked, we captured and live streamed every brushstroke, with Doherty even continuing as our signature live discussion panels carried on behind him. The resulting process film shows his work in progress over the four days it took him to create his live mural.