A new video by Nick Knight is launching today, commissioned by Alyx's Creative Director Matthew Williams for 032c. The video, titled The Sound of Light's Own Destruction features three different fireworks exploding inside a single plexiglass box.The film challenges the notion of the firework as something celebratory, leaving us with a poignant comment on how destructive it can be to contain and suppress beauty. The mood of the piece reflects Knight's concerns about immigration, exile, social alienation, violence, crime, and repression, all of which are at the forefront of the artist's image making and social consciousness today.
SHOWstudio joined the Snapchat community!
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Haute Couture A/W 16 is about to begin and we are pleased to announce the illustrator covering the shows for SHOWstudio is Jessica May Underwood.
Underwood rose to the public’s attention debuting for Alexander McQueen and has since collaborated with stylists Katy England and Alister Mackie. With her minimalistic pencil drawings her international presence continues to broaden. Her largest project to date, the Harrods Spring windows, were the largest independently illustrated campaign ever undertaken by the luxury department store.
Visit SHOWstudio’s Tumblr to see Underwood's runway interpretations.
After two days of styling, shooting and illustrating, #StyleShootDraw is coming to an end, leaving an immense selection of photographs and illustrations in its wake.
The models, who were styled by GARAGE Magazine donned looks by Moschino, Balenciaga and McQueen amongst many more, made for a series of incredible life drawing sessions, which are available to watch on-demand on our Facebook page.
The original illustrations from our life drawing sessions, from artists such as Frida Wannerberger, Valerie Servais and Richard Kilroy, will be available to shop soon. In the meantime, keep an eye on our #StyleShootDraw page, as well as Instagram and Facebook for all the latest.
We saw Molly Bair in a flaming red Moschino dress, Yasmin Wijnaldum in starry Gareth Pugh and Armani, Ruth Bell in bedazzling Balenciaga and Jazzelle Zanaughtti in Alexander McQueen. The looks inspired an impressive array of fashion illustration, all of which will be available to shop soon on showstudio.com! In the meantime, be sure to check out footage from the day on Facebook, and keep an eye out for the the rest of the illustrations.
See all the backstage imagery from today's shoot here
Today marks the launch of our exciting new project, #StyleShootDraw!
Taking place today and tomorrow, we will be live streaming a series of models - styled by GARAGE Magazine, as they pose in front of up to 20 illustrators including Frida Wannerberger, Stephen Doherty and our very own Bex Cassie! The models will also be shot by Nick Knight, whilst we live stream all of the action throughout the day.
In our latest 'In Conversation' interview, 'Blow-Up' actress Vanessa Redgrave and Philippe Garner, the author of the book, discussed the film, the effect it had on culture and how it was to work with Antonioni.
Redgrave remembers how it was working with secretive director Antonioni, who was unwilling to reveal too much, and her own willingness to do whatever he asked of her to make the project a success.
Creative consultant Mimma Viglezio and and milliner Stephen Jones, both knowing their way around the fashion industry, provide a blunt and clear cut analysis of the happenings of this season's shows in our studio.
In the first instalment, Knight and Muir uncover the origins of fashion photography as we know it today. Focusing on Baron Adolph de Meyer's photography of model Dolores, the interview unveils how the role of photographer, as well as the role of the model, have significantly changed over the last decades.
Visit 'Vogue 100: A Century of Style' to watch the duo.
Absolut have partnered with a series of designers to create a collection of bespoke customised bottles that are all being auctioned online through Givergy, in aid of LGBT charity Stonewall.
Considering the recent tragic events in Orlando, the money raised through bids will be going to a particularly worthy cause.
This weeks sees the launch of more exclusive footage from our Boy Meets Wool: Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY LiveStudio.
Take a look at the process film by Ellie Tsatsou which condenses the coverage of the three day LiveStudio into a short film. The film shows the highlights of the team's production of the garments and the creation of the unique set.
Today also sees the launch of a new fashion film created by Raquel Couceiro from the footage of the spectacular final performance by Kevin Le Grand Bailor. See the performance artist wearing the final ensemble and the dramatic set.
For your chance to own the garments created in the Boy Meets Wool: Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY LiveStudio head over to our SHOWstudio/Machine-A store, where the one-of-a-kind items will be available.
Paola Travers is a Paris based illustrator who studied at the Atelier Chardon Savard, having graduated in 2015. Inspired by the work of her family, Travers has been drawing ever since she was a child.
She will be illustrating her pick of the Paris Menswear S/S 17 collections for SHOWstudio, so be sure to keep an eye on our coverage on our Tumblr!
The S/S 17 Paris menswear shows are about to begin!
Anastasiia Fedorova will continue to chair our panels, discussing the collections and topics surrounding Paris menswear.
Balenciaga: Wednesday 22nd June 2016 at 11:00 BST
Anastasiia Fedorova, writer
Rory Parnell-Mooney, designer
Nathalie Khan, fashion historian
Hettie Judah, writer
Valentino: Wednesday 22nd June 2016 at 16.30 BST
Anastasia Fedorova, writer
Mimma Viglezo, creative consultant
Carlo Brandelli, creative director
Fenella Hitchcock, writer and cultural historian
Tine Isachsen is an artist from Oslo, Norway who illustrates in a variety of mediums as well as working with photography and video. Isachsen's work focuses mainly around faces and the human body with an emphasis on expression and emotion.
Keep an eye on our collections and visit our Tumblr to see her take on the Milan menswear S/S 17 shows!
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