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    Nick Knight interviews Kristen McMenamy

    SHOWstudio is thrilled to have kicked off a landmark new interview series that explores the history of contemporary fashion photography as told from the subjects' perspectives. When envisaging Subjective, Knight sought to empower models by putting their oft-unheard stories in the spotlight. Today, 14 May, we turn to the work on the late great Helmut Newton. Iconic model Kristen McMenamy discusses working with Newton for American Vogue, describing his precision over body hair and unexpected conservatism. Watch her in conversation with Knight now, or revisit the first interview in the series, which sees Kate Moss discuss Corinne Day.

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    SHOWstudio speaks at Decoded!

    Yesterday, editor Lou Stoppard and digital art director Jon Emmony spoke about SHOWstudio's pioneering work at fashion and tech conference Decoded. Other speakers included Mary Katrantzou, Lulu Guinness and Henry Holland, alongside representatives from Facebook, ASOS and Net-a-Porter, plus many others.

    The Decoded Fashion Summit launched in 2012 as the first global event series and networking community encouraging entrepreneurship and advancing innovation in fashion and retail. Its events are based in New York, London and Milan and include summits, tech expos, startup competitions and hackathons for fashion.

    Stoppard and Emmony were at the event to talk about our recently-launched virtual shop experience, created in collaboration with MACHINE-A. They discussed the desire to celebrate icon bricks and mortar spaces using digital technologies, allowing a global audience to experience an iconic London store, and explained the creative process, from scanning the store using an iPhone to building the model in Cinema4D.

    Check out the interactive for yourself!

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    Sarah Burton, Steven Klein and Vivienne Westwood support Russia's LGBTI community

    This year, London Fashion Week timed with the Winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia. SHOWstudio and long-time collaborator Gareth Pugh teamed up with Amnesty international in their fight against the prejudice and violence directed towards the Russian LGBTI community.

    We asked members of the fashion industry and creative community - designers, artists, stylists, models, writers, singers, actors, filmmakers and editors - to show their opposition to the intolerance by taking part in individual 'protest films' that, together as a series, form one united voice - an overwhelming voice that says, 'Love is a human right.'

    While the games are over, we have continued to recruit more and more people to join the protest. The latest additions to the project include huge names such as Sarah Burton, Andreas Kronthaler, Marios Schwab, Steven Klein and Vivienne Westwood. We are honoured and thrilled that such acclaimed, busy creatives have given their time to support the cause.

    Keep following the protest.

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    Kate Moss Month continues!

    Nick Knight continues his Kate Moss Month Tumblr curation with a look back at a Vogue story he shot with the model back in 2003. Prefaced with the simple introduction, 'Kate modelling David Bowie's pale blue suit from his Life On Mars? music video. Beautiful', this week's series of imagery is a selection of behind-the-scenes gifs and grainy shots, which verge from the ethereal to the humorous. 

    Keep following our Tumblr for more Kate Moss as you've never seen her!

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    Shaun Leane In Fashion. Tune in today!
    Watch the interview at 12:00 BST

    Tune in to SHOWstudio’s In Fashion series for a live interview today, where our own editor Lou Stoppard will meet with acclaimed Avant-Garde jeweller Shaun Leane. The discussion will be streamed at 12:00 BST. 

    Shaun embarked upon his career at the tender age of fifteen when he trained at London’s jewellery center, Hatton Garden. He has since flourished into a fully accomplished jeweller and was awarded 'UK Luxury Jewellery Designer of the Year' in 2006 and 2009.

    His stylistic qualities are premised on the notion of fusing the past with the present. Leane’s design conception consists of keeping alive historical British tradition while simultaneously adding a modern, cutting-edge approach. ‘We cannot look to the future of design without remembering our past,’ he says. 

    The interview looks set to answer some interesting questions concerning one of the UK’s most exciting, homegrown artisans. Watch live at 12:00 BST!

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    SHOWstudio x AMBUSH jewellery

    SHOWstudio shop is collaborating with design collective AMBUSH! Partners in work and life, Yoon and Verbal set up AMBUSH in Tokyo in 2002. Yoon states that, 'We didn’t see what we wanted in the market so we decided to make the jewels ourselves. Everything we do has a DIY spirit and intertwines with each other.' From there the company has grown from strength to strength with supporters including Kanye West and Pharell Williams.  

    We are excited to announce that the SHOWstudio x AMBUSH capsule collection will drop on Friday 16 May! Visit SHOWstudio Shop on Friday to snap up your limited SHOWstudio ID bracelets and hats!

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    Valerie Steele talks Ugliness with Lou Stoppard
    Read the interview now!

    Over the weekend our Ugly project - which looks at high fashion designers who deliberately produce 'ugly' items - kicked off with a live fashion film shoot! Today, the project continues with an in-depth conversation between our own Lou Stoppard and curator, writer and renowned fashion expert Valerie Steele! Utilising Steele's vast cultural and historical knowledge, and drawing on her experience as director and chief curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the interview explored the subject of ugliness in fashion. Topics ranged from Schiaparelli and Poiret's experiments with new ideas of beauty to deliberate bad taste and the 'secret society' element of high fashion appreciation. 

    'So, your eye changes - that's what fashion is about. Suddenly something will look right that looked ugly only a few months earlier. But of course a few months later it may switch and start looking ugly again!' explains Steele.

    Read the absorbing interview now, and stay tuned for essays by other respected fashion writers!

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    Tune in to our live RCA panel discussion!
    Today at 13:30 BST

    Prompted by the upcoming Royal College of Art 2014 graduate fashion show, we're excited to be hosting a live panel discussion dissecting the topic of fashion education, led by editor Lou Stoppard. The panelists include acclaimed writer Iain R. Webb, designers Matthew Miller and Holly Fulton, and the RCA's Head of Programmes and Dean of School Wendy Dagworthy, once described by The Telegraph as 'the high priestess of British fashion'. As thousands of fashion students prepare to leave college and find their place within the fashion industry, our panelists question the necessity of studying fashion in order to forge a successful career, share their own experiences of fashion school and discuss the future of fashion education.

    Tune in today at 13:30 BST to watch the live debate!

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    Ben Khan - Youth

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    A good friend of mine sent me this.


    I love the music, but the visuals are even better!

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    Spooky Black

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    The Ugly shoot is over!

    Our two day fashion film shoot of all that is ungainly and odd in A/W 14 high fashion is now over! But the project has only just begun. Stay tuned as we continue our exploration of the fashion world's use of ugliness, from unflattering shapes to 'cheap and nasty' fabrics. We will be releasing an all-encompassing interview on ugliness with curator and incomparable fashion expert Valerie Steele on Monday 12 May. We're also accumulating a collection of essays exploring various facets of the theme by acclaimed fashion insiders including The Independent's Rebecca Gonsalves and Alex Fury, fashion historian Lucy Norris and Bon junior editor Ana Kinsella

    Keep your eye on the Ugly project for the upcoming content!

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    Ugly continues with odd shapes and uncanny silhouettes!

    This morning, the team working on our Ugly fashion film shoot have focused on awkwardness in silhouette and shape. Celebrated stylist Robbie Spencer has put Saskia de Brauw in Autumn/Winter 2014 looks from acclaimed designers such as Junya WantanabeJ.W. Anderson and Rick Owens. Later today, we'll look at odd accessories, sickly palettes and androgynous forms. Stay glued to the live stream to watch as Ugly continues!

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    Ugly: Day one is now over!
    Tune in tomorrow for the final day

    We've reached the half-way mark in our epic two day Ugly fashion film shoot. Today, 8 May, we've shot the stunning Saskia de Brauw in sick synthetic pieces from Miu Miu, an oddly shapen Stephen Jones for Schiaparelli hat and a creepy cellophane creation from Gareth Pugh. All the fashion was set off to maximum effect by the Hitchcockian sets. Join us again tomorrow, 9 May, as we futher explore fashion's treatment of 'ugliness'. Psst, we'll be shooting some Prada! 

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