Introducing the newest experimental work from designer Leonard Wong!
The fashion film showcases Wong's work during routines from performance artist Sylvia Lajbig as well as dance duo AyaBambi. Directed by INSIDE FLESH, ‘Alchemy’ explores the power of natural materials whilst referencing symbols of immortality.
Watch the film here
The Special Problems: Alyx S/S 16 project sees the release of a new fashion film and catalogue imagery film, directed by Knight and starring model-of-the-moment Molly Bair. Drawing inspiration from the modernity of her look and attitude; her sporty physicality and carefree, uncoventional poise.
We also have an exclusive interview with Molly Bair conducted by Matthew and Jennifer Williams.
It's a wrap on London Collections: Men S/S 17 and the fashion set are en route to Pitti. While you wait for the next city's menswear collections to begin, revisit some of the highlights from London.
Check out the Collections page to explore the catwalk and backstage imagery from the London Menswear collections, reviews from the runway by Lou Stoppard and Live Panel discussions of the Craig Green, Cottweiler, Grace Wales Bonner S/S 17 Collections.
Take a look at out new set of short videos; a series of go-sees shot by photographer Jez Tozer.
Inspired by the castings he has shot throughout his career, Tozer swaps photography for film and conversation. The series gives an insight into more than just the models’ looks, celebrating their stories and providing a platform for their voice.
To get to know Tozer’s boys, watch ‘Here I Am’ on SHOWstudio now!
Introducing our new illustrator for LC:M S/S 17; Dylan Qin is a China-based artist and illustrator with a special interest in fashion illustration. He will be producing one off illustrations based on key looks from the collections in his signature intricate detail with a focus on portraiture.
Featuring seven sins, seven colours, seven sounds and eight top models - naturally, gluttony demanded two - the film is a celebration of both Enninful's career and the interplay between fashion and music.
It stars models such as Naomi Campbell, Jourdan Dunn, Karlie Kloss and Kate Moss to name but a few, wearing a range of designers from established labels such as Maison Margiela and Alexander McQueen as well as up-and-coming designers such as Marques Almeida and Vetements, all soundtracked by artists who represent the future of music.
Watch 'Seven Deadly Sins' on SHOWstudio now!
The S/S 17 menswear shows are about to begin!
Kicking things off is London Collections: Men. As usual, we will be hosting live panels where experts from the industry will be discussing the collections and topics regarding London menswear. This season, we are pleased to have writer Anastasiia Federova chairing the talks.
Mark your diaries to make sure you don't a discussion.
Craig Green: Friday 10 June 2016 at 18:30 BST
Anastasiia Fedorova, writer
Stavros Karelis, director of MACHINE-A
Alexandre Saden, artist and writer
Topic: The influence of Central Saint Martins in the fashion system, how emerging brand find their niche in the oversaturated market and how clothes which are so physical exist in 2d presentation.
Cottweiler: Saturday 12 June at 11:30 BST
Anastasiia Fedorova, writer
Cora Delaney, writer
Jake Hall, writer
Topic: The rise of streetwear, the merge of streetwear and fashion - how long will it last?, the subcultural approach to the brand’s identity and what drives the obsession?
Wales Grace Bonner: Saturday 12 June at 14:00 BST
Anastasiia Fedorova, writer
Ronan McKenzie, photographer
Ekow Eshun, writer
Topic: Representation of black male within fashion, The issues of diversity in fashion, conservatism of menswear when it comes to gender and race representation, fashion and artistic narratives from other destinations rather than the West
Jeweller Dominic Jones collaborated with Absolut Elyx to create five bespoke, handmade bottle toppers and matching pendants.
100% of proceeds from the sales donated to the charity Water For People. The collection, symbolising flowing water down a drain, will be available for £2,000 at SHOWstudio and includes a matching pendant and a copper Elyx pineapple serving vessel.
The collection was created to celebrate the five year parternship between the luxury Vodka company Absolut Elyx and Water For People, an international nonprofit organisation dedicated to providing access to improved water and sanitation systems to developing countries.
'It's an honour to work with Absolut Elyx and to have my work help support such an incredible charity. The work they do is helping to save lives and create a future for whole communities through something as simple as water, which we are privileged to access so easily and take for granted every day.' adds Jones.
Browse the collection exclusively at SHOWstudio/MACHINE-A.
Cacouris' Tumblr take over looked at the establishment of the Surrealist movement and the dialogue and movement between Paris and New York. Each day focused on an individual or number of artists who pushed the boundaries of the art form and paved the way for modern fashion photography. The images also explore the importance and the close relationship between art and fashion in the Surrealist movement and in twentieth century photography.
Head over to the the SHOWstudio Tumblr page to see the work by Marcel Duchamp, Mark Shaw, Mondrian, Cecil Beaton, Dali and more.
We have a brand new film from our Subjective series which presents the history of contemporary fashion photography from the perspective of it's subjects, the models.
In this latest film, Guinevere Van Seenus sits down with Nick Knight to discuss her long and continuing career in the industry and her experiences working with the exciting photographic duo Mert and Marcus. Van Seenus takes us behind the scenes of the 'Bewitched' editorial shoot for the March 2015 issue of W magazine and her character of 'a passed out drunken housewife'.
To find out more of her experiences in front of the camera lens, watch the film here!
Continuing the tradition of inviting a guest curator to take over the SHOWstudio Tumblr for the first week of every month, we invited the journalist Christina Cacouris to shape the visual stylings of our Tumblr page.
Cacouris' curation is coming to an end so be sure to take a look at her progress so far. Her theme, 'The Transatlantic Avant-Garde', focuses on the establishment of the Surrealist movement and the artists whose works paved the way for modern fashion photography and general recognition of photography as an art.
Take a look at the new campaign for the recent NikeLab X Olivier Rousteing collaboration photographed by Nick Knight . The 'Football Nouveau' collection features sports figures Laure Boulleau, Blaise Matuidi and Cristiano Ronaldo alongside a host of Rousteing's favourite models.
Have a browse of the full campaign film and images as well as a corresponding editorial film for Dazed & Confused styled by Robbie Spencer.
THRILLED to have edited/curated GFW25, a 296-page special one-off publication that celebrates 25 years of Graduate Fashion Week. Contributors include Christopher Bailey, Giles Deacon, Susannah Frankel, Ashish Gupta, Daryoush-Haj-Najafi, Katie Hillier, Susie Lau, Julien Macdonald, Suzy Menkes, Sarah Mower, Gareth Pugh, Rankin, Zandra Rhodes, Claudia Schiffer, Julie Verhoeven and more...
Available exclusively at Graduate Fashion Week, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, E1. Sunday 5th June-Wednesday 8th June 2016.
Im happy to announce my second zine 'The City is Abstract' is launching tonight at Ditto Gallery 7-9PM.'The City Is Abstract' presents a head-to-head between two subcultural figures from opposing sides of the Atlantic; Emil Bognar-Nasdor, from NYC experimental hardcore band Dawn of Humans, and Reba Maybury, dominatrix and founder of Wet Satin Press.
Limited edition of 250 copies, art directed by Jamie Andrew Reid
SHOWstudio will be live streaming the Central Saint Martins BA Fashion Show, today 1 June 2016, at 15:00 BST.
A selection of 40 students have been selected out of 140 undergraduate fashion students to participate in the show, highlighting the standout talent from this year's crop of new designers.
This year also marks the last year of CSM Programme Director Willie Walters who has been in the position for 24 years. During her tenure she has overseen the likes of Hussein Chalayan, Phoebe Philo, Stella McCartney and Riccardo Tisci as well as up-and-coming designers such as Charles Jeffrey, Mimi Wade and Grace Wales Bonner who have all passed under her tutelage.
Be sure to watch the stream LIVE to see the of the future of the fashion industry exhibit their work for the first time.