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    One more day to ask Kanye anything

    Tomorrow, Kanye West will be live in the studio answering your questions as part of our In Camera series; an innovative interview format that delves into the lives of today’s modern icons. 

    Hundreds of questions have been submitted from across the world, covering a whole host of topics from West’s foray into politics to his achievements in the fashion industry.  

    The likes of Anna Wintour and Bobby Gillespie have also contributed questions that will be posed to West by SHOWstudio editor, Lou Stoppard.

    There’s still time to ask West the one thing you’ve always wanted to know. The interview will be live streamed on SHOWstudio tomorrow, Tuesday 6 October, at 12.30 BST. Don’t forget to tune in!

    While you wait, why not revisit the rest of our In Camera interviews to hear thoughts from world-renowned figures including Kate Moss, Alexander McQueen and Tracey Emin.

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    Tom Ford S/S 16 fashion film by Nick Knight

    Launching today, Tom Ford has joined forces with SHOWstudio’s director Nick Knight and stylist Carine Roitfeld for a new take on a fashion show.

    Deciding to forego the traditional catwalk show this season, the exclusive fashion film features Tom Ford’s S/S 16 womenswear collection. Ford's fashion show sees models dance down the runway, soundtracked by Lady Gaga's cover of Nile Rodgers and Chic's I Want Your Love. Gaga herself appears in the film alongside models Mica Arga, Lexi Bolling, Kayla Scott, Xiao Wen Ju, Valery Kaufman, Aymeline Valade, Lida Fox, Lucky Blue Smith, Alex Dunstan, David Agbodji and Tarun Nijjer.

    Ford explains: 'Having a runway show has become so much about the creation of imagery for online and social media and watching a filmed fashion show can be like watching a filmed play (which is never very satisfying). I wanted to think about how to present a collection in a cinematic way that was designed from its inception to be presented online.'

    Watch the film here and check out what else is happening at fashion week in our Collections page.


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    Isamaya Ffrench for Christopher Shannon S/S 16

    Our Transformative series, in tandem with our Subjective project, is back. 

    This week's installment of the series, which delves behind-the-scenes of famous imagery with hairdressers, make-up artists and stylists whose work featured in the photographs, sees Isamaya Ffrench interviewed about her work for Christopher Shannon’s S/S 16 menswear show.

    Nick Knight asks the make-up artist about feeling intimidated, her relationship with hairstylists, whether she feels fear before a shoot and the thought-process behind the bushy eyebrows at Christopher Shannon

    Ffrench muses: 'If I can have a moment, I try to go for it. In sixty years, I’m not going to be worrying that I missed that opportunity because there will be others.'

    Tune in to the interview now and make sure you catch up with Sam McKnight's and Val Garland's episodes. 

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    'Screw' project by Nick Knight and Katy England

    In our latest project named Screw, Nick Knight was joined by Katy England for a photo shoot, which appeared in the A/W 15 issue of AnOther Man magazine. Titled 'Tendency of Species', the editorial is influenced by religious iconography and pin-up posters and sees models clad in Riccardo Tisci’s A/W 15 and S/S 16 menswear offerings for Givenchy.

    Inspired by the concept of gang culture, incarceration and prison wall pin-ups, Knight and England subverted this world by merging traditional, heterosexual masculinity with the unexpected and avant-garde. Models are seen spread on prison beds, portraying characters such as the pious worshipper and the work-out-obsessed body boy.

    Peruse the editorial here and check out the footage from the live shoot available on SHOWstudio now.

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    Rob Phillips illustrates Paris Fashion Week

    As the fashion season moves to Paris, we have invited creative director Rob Phillips to illustrate key looks from the S/S 16 shows.

    He describes himself as an image-maker, someone who is not afraid to try new things and experiment. The fluid lines of his artwork are accented with punchy colourings and capture the whole vibe of the setting, making his pieces incredibly evocative.

    Phillips has a multi-disciplinary approach to his work, being a fashion consultant, commentator, writer and tutor at London College of Fashion as well as illustrator. His creative process is very holistic and organic, underpinned by research, reference, project planning, teamwork and communication.

    Head to our tumblr page to see the illustrations and browse our previous illustrators interpretations of New York, London and Milan. Check out the SHOWstudio/MACHINE-A shop to purchase your favourites.

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    Our Paris Fashion Week S/S 16 schedule is here

    Paris Fashion Week has arrived!

    The S/S 16 season is coming to an end but we still have a whole host of live panel discussions coming up. SHOWstudio editor Lou Stoppard will be joined by a number of industry experts to discuss Paris' latest collections.

    Don't miss any with our definitive schedule.


    Jacquemus: Tuesday 29 September at 19:00 BST  

    Panellists include:

    Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor

    Dal Chodha, Archivist editor

    Mimma Viglezio, creative consultant

    Anastasiia Fedorova, fashion journalist

    Topics include the young designers to look out for, the rise of cartoon fashion and how young brands can intelligently sell their work. 


    Maison Margiela: Wednesday 30 September at 11:00 BST

    Panellists include:

    Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor

    Mimma Viglezio, creative consultant.

    Marion Hume, fashion editor of The Australian Financial Review

    Lucy Moore, director of Claire de Rouen Books   

    Topics include John Galliano’s tenure so far, whether recycling and deconstruction can still be done authentically and who the Margiela woman truly is. 


    Balenciaga: Friday 2 October at 18:30 BST

    Panellists include:

    Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor

    Mimma Viglezio, creative consultant

    Mandi Lennard, fashion PR

    Richard Mortimer, Ponystep editor

    Topics include the next steps for the house with the departure of Alexander Wang, who is leading the way with leather goods and if there’s a winning recipe for these types of brands.


    Céline: Sunday 4 October at 13:00 BST

    Panellists include:

    Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor


    Giovanna Culora (Courtald)

    Julie Greve (Central St Martins)

    Freya Morris (Central St Martins)

    Jessica McGrady (Royal College of Art)

    Helena Fletcher (Courtauld)

    Barbora Kozusnikova (King's College London) 


    Saint Laurent Paris: Monday 5 October at 20:00 BST

    Panellists include:

    Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor

    Katie Baron, journalist

    John-Michael O’Sullivan, architect and writer 

    Reba Maybury, editor of Sang Bleu

    Shonagh Marshall, fashion curator 

    Topics include fashion’s obsession with youth, the opening of Saint Laurent’s couture operation and Hedi Slimane’s recent revelations in an interview with Yahoo Style. 


    Chanel: Tuesday 6 October at 10:30 BST

    Panellists include: 

    Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor

    Charlie Boyd, writer

    Dominic Jones, jeweller

    Paula Reed, creative director of

    Rosanna Falconer, business director of Matthew Williamson

    Topics include the demands on designers, Chanel’s successful branding strategy and luxury brands’ fear of e-commerce. 



    Special thanks to Fritz-Hansen and Skandium for providing the chairs. 

  7. by SHOWstudio .

    In Fashion - Public School's Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne

    Tune in tomorrow for the next installment of our In Fashion interview series! Fresh from showing their debut collection as creative directors of DKNY at New York Fashion Week, Public School duo Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne will be interviewed live by SHOWstudio editor Lou Stoppard

    The founders of the New York-based brand Public School and newly-appointed creative directors of DKNY picked up the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2013, the CFDA Award for Menswear Design in 2014 and the first International Woolmark Prize for menswear this year. 

    Streaming live tomorrow, Tuesday 29 September at 15:00 GMT, the duo candidly discuss their careers. Meanwhile take a look at our coverage of Public School and DKNY’s S/S 16 collections and explore the rest of our growing In Fashion series.

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    Our Erdem S/S 16 panel is now on-demand

    Another of our LFW panel discussions is now available to watch on-demand.

    It was Erdem’s turn to be put under the spotlight as SHOWstudio’s editor Lou Stoppard sat down with architect John-Michael O’Sullivan, lecturer Rosemary Wallin, editor Dan Thawley and Finery London's Caren Downie to discuss the designer’s S/S 16 collection and his ten year anniversary. 

    The group of industry experts also gave their thoughts on the importance of having a physical store, where the women’s luxury market is headed and how London’s 'new establishment' is progressing. 

    Make sure to watch the entire panel now and immerse yourself in the rest of the S/S 16 catwalks with our collections coverage

    Special Thanks to Ottolenghi for providing the catering and thanks to Fritz-Hansen and Skandium for providing the chairs. 

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    Celebrate club night hedonism with 'Paint It Pink'

    Since 2008, Sink the Pink has been redefining East London's club scene with its loose attitudes towards gender, sexuality and ultimately, life. In the summer of 2014, a film crew, led by Ponystep founder Richard Mortimer and director Sophie MacCorquodale, followed the antics of the STP crew in the weeks leading up to their biggest ever event - the Summer Ball.  

    SHOWstudio are proud to launch Paint it Pink: a documentary celebrating Sink the Pink's hedonistic club nights and diverse characters. Featuring Jonbenet Blonde, Lucy Fizz, Oozing Gloop, Lewis Burton and Jacqui Potato, the film is a one-of-a-kind look into the world of drag today.

    Watch the documentary and check out Nick Knight's Sink the Pink-inspired shoot from 2013.  


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    Cecilia Carlstedt is our Milan Fashion Week illustrator!

    Milan Fashion Week has begun and we have a new illustrator interpreting the S/S 16 collections.

    Cecilia Carlstedt has been illustrating since 2003 from her native Sweden and has been commissioned by the likes of Elle, Vogue and W Magazine. Her work is intrinsically linked to the world of fashion, combining the traditional pencil and ink with more contemporary mediums. 

    Look out for Carlstedt’s first illustrations on the SHOWstudio Tumblr and revisit our previous illustrators’ work.   

  11. by SHOWstudio .

    Milan fashion week S/S 16 schedule is announced

    It's Milan Fashion Week!

    The fashion shows have moved on to the next city, and with that, we have new panel discussions coming up, discussing the Italian designers.

    Note down the dates and don't miss any of the action. 


    Gucci: Wednesday 23 Septemer at 14:00 BST

    Panelists include:

    Lou Stoppard, SHOWtudio editor.

    Rebecca Gonsalves, writer.

    Rosemary Wallin, academic.

    Lucy Moore, Claire de Rouen Books director.

    Hywel Davies, writer.

    Topics include fashion's relationship with gender and androgyny, Gucci's new branding and how to re-brand successfully. 


    Prada: Thursday 24 September at 17:00 BST

    Panelists include: 

    Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor.

    Katie Baron, journalist.

    Hettie Judah, writer.

    Nathalie Khan, fashion historian. 

    Bertie Brandes, fashion journalist.

    Topics include the opening of the Prada foundation and the relationship between fashion and art, as well as taste and vulgarity within fashion.


    Roberto Cavalli: Saturday 26 September at 11:30 BST

    Panelists include:

    Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor.

    Dal Chodha, Archivist editor.

    Richard Mortimer, Ponystep editor.

    Natalie Theo, writer.

    John Michael O'Sullivan, architect and writer.

    Topics include the appointment of Peter Dundas, the relevance of sex and fashion on the runway and how Milanese fashion can stay fresh, modern and innovative. 


    Special thanks to Fritz-Hansen and Skandium for providing the chairs. 

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    Watch our Claire Barrow S/S 16 panel on-demand

    Our first LFW live panel is available to watch on-demand. 

    Focusing on designer of the moment Claire Barrow, industry experts Hettie Judah, Caryn Franklin and Dominic Jones joined SHOWstudio editor Lou Stoppard to talk Barrow’s S/S 16 collection. The panellists also touched on a number of topical issues including political fashion, the pressure on young brands to operate in a certain way and whether high fashion can be radical and revolutionary.

    Check out the entire discussion now and get your fashion week fix with our collections coverage.  

    A special thanks to Ottolenghi for providing catering and to Fritz-Hansen and Skandium for providing the chairs.

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    Our Marc Jacobs S/S 16 panel is on-demand now

    Our last NYFW panel discussion, discussing Marc Jacobs S/S 16, is now available to watch on-demand. 

    Figures from across the fashion industry joined SHOWstudio editor Lou Stoppard to debate what makes a great campaign, the balance between designers and social media and the continuing grunge aesthetic along with Jacobs’ ‘premiere’ show.

    Watch now to hear thoughts from the likes of stylist Charlotte Roberts, author Hettie Judah, writer Harriet Verney and MACHINE-A’s founder, Stavros Karelis

    Don’t forget to check out the rest of our collections coverage and stay tuned for more live panels. 

    Many thanks to Ottolenghi for providing catering and to Fritz-Hansen and Skandium for providing the chairs. 

  14. by SHOWstudio .

    London Fashion Week S/S 16 panel schedule is here

    London Fashion Week is here!

    Our live panel discussions continue with more experts from the industry commenting on key shows and chatting to Lou Stoppard about a range of topics affecting fashion today. 

    See the schedule and mark your diaries to make sure you don't miss any of the live action from the studio.


    Claire Barrow: Sunday 20 September at 13:30 BST

    Panelists include:

    Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor.

    Hettie Judah, writer.

    Caryn Franklin, fashion journalist.

    Dominic Jones, jeweller.

    Topics include pressure on young brands to operate in a uniform way and thebest strategy for them, the multidisciplinarity of designers and the relatiohsip between fashion and politics.


    Erdem:  Monday 21 September at 11:00 BST

    Panelists include:

    Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor.

    John Michael O'Sullivan, architect and writer.

    Rosemary Wallin, academic.

    Caren Downie, designer.

    Dan Thawley, editor-in-chief.

    Topics include the importance of opening a brick and mortar store, next steps for Erdem atfer his first decade in fashion, London's new establishment and the direction of women's luxury market. 


    Marques' Almeida: Tuesday 22 September at 13:00 BST

    Panelists include:

    Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor. 

    Hettie Judah, writer.

    Emma Farrow, Finery design director.

    Cora Delaney, writer.

    Topics include the brand's LVMH win, the business of street style and the way young brands can utilise the web.


    Special thanks to Fritz-Hansen and Skandium for providing the chairs. 

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    Gary Warnett talks the history of hoodies Sportswear

    In the latest instalment of Sportswear, a project exploring the history of key garments motivated by the influence of sporty shapes in high-fashion, Gary Warnett talks about the history of the hooded sweatshirt and how it became prominent in sport as well as fashion.

    He notes the 80s as 'the point where the hoodie ceases to be an athletic item and becomes a real statement of fashion. The small 'c' of Champion became a colossal signifier and a staple.' Unlike in the 80s when kids in the UK had to track down a hoodie, now, Warnett says 'it's like a Starbucks or a McDonald's. You're never more than ten minutes away from somewhere you can probably buy a hoodie. No matter where you are.'

    Catch the talk online now and don’t forget to check out the rest of the series.


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