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  1. by Marianne Maric .

    Balkans Dance

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    One of my favorite movies Balkans Dance. Directed by Zivko Nikolic in Yugoslavia in 1979 featuring Jovana Lukina. 

     

  2. by SHOWstudio .

    N O U M E N O N: A fashion film presented by Jessica Trosman

    SHOWstudio is excited to present N O U M E N O N, a new fashion film written and directed by WACHO; Justo Dell Acqua and Ed Braun.

    N O U M E N O N is presented by the South American brand JT by Jessica Trosman and features Sol Cabanellas. The absorbing film, with 3D by Tomas Terzano and vfx and edit by Pablo Betas, cleverly captures Trosman's urban inspirations and draws upon the internet as a 'repertoire of all human experience, where emotions are crystallized into aesthetics.'

    Watch the compelling N O U M E N O N now! 

  3. by SHOWstudio .

    Blue Velvet: a film by Giraffe Studios

    SHOWstudio presents Blue Velvet, a new film created by LA based artists, Juliana and Nicky Giraffe.

    Juliana Giraffe’s debut video and cover of Blue Velvet, filmed on super 8mm, is the first of a series of psychedelic performance pieces created by Giraffe Studios. Utilising neon, velvet, and celluloid, the film draws on influences from sixties performance art and music, investigating the overlap between analog and digital. Nicky Giraffe, the films director, plays with the ability to create a time-free zone within her art and aims to ‘present the internet audience with a space age meets California cool snippet to soothe intergalactically.’  

    The song was recorded to tape and produced by Gregory Hartunian. Juliana Giraffe will be releasing a complete original project/album later in 2015. The make-up was by Desiree Falcon and the costume design was hand-made by the Giraffe's mother, Monica Adriana. 

    Watch the entrancing Blue Velvet now!

     

  4. by SHOWstudio .

    Transformative: Sam McKnight talks Patrick Demarchelier and Madonna

    Alongside our Subjective series, which explores the creation of fashion images with the models themselves, the Transformative project explains the history of fashion photography from the perspective of the stylist, the make-up artists and the hairdressers.

    Today, the acclaimed hair stylist Sam McKnight discusses the creation of Madonna’s blonde ‘do for her Bedtime Stories album cover, shot by Patrick Demarchelier in 1994. 'Shoots were much, much lower key then. There weren’t fifty people on the shoot,' he recollects. 

    Discover what happens behind-the-scenes when three iconic figures come together in the interview now and explore the Transformative series to find out how Isamaya Ffrench and Val Garland work too. 

  5. by SHOWstudio .

    Our Print series is back with Scott King and Sleazenation

    Check out the latest instalment of our Print project!

    Launched in 1996, Sleazenation was created as 'an ideal for living through fashion, art, music and design.' It has gone on to become a uniquely influential publication, differentiating itself from other magazines of that time. 

    Today, catch up with Scott King, Sleazenation's former creative director, as he chats about the magazine’s legacy and impact. 'The immediate problem though, the terrible irony, was that anything you put in a style magazine, any kind of ‘scathing critique’ is immediately and only consumed as some form of ‘cool’. Whatever you say is overwhelmed by the format: a format that is expressly about trivia,' he argues, tellingly.

    Read the interview now, and take a look through Sleazenation yourself. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Print.

  6. by SHOWstudio .

    AURA - a film by Naomi James

    AURA is a short film displaying Robert Wun's A/W 15 collection created by creative director and long-time SHOWstudio collaborator, Naomi James. The film focuses around the architectural silhouettes of Wun's collection. Wun's designs embody a fluidity through movement that is synonymous with the visual referencing of weather. Watch James' film below and admire the sculptural form of Wun's garments.  

    Director - 44
    Creative Director - Naomi James
    Director of photography - Roger Russell / Luke Biggins
    Model - Dasha Shipa
    Hair - Adam Szabo
    MUA - Laura Tegely
    Assistants - Loko Yu / Sean Xu / Charlie Mok

  7. by SHOWstudio .

    Review Lucy Norris' tumblr curation

    Last week fashion historian and writer Lucy Norris became the latest person to take up the reins of the SHOWstudio Tumblr

    Exploring how the historical anniversaries of 2015 influence fashion creativity, Norris cut the century in four, looking back 100 years, 75 years, 50 years and 25 years. Norris started by looked at themes including war and peace, notable events of 1915 - such as the invention of the lipstick barrel - and the influence of Henri Matisse’s 1940 painting La Blouse Roumaine. Norris then moved on to contemplate the legacy of the ‘Kitty Foyle’ dress, Yves Saint Laurent’s Autumn/Winter 1965 Mondrian dress, Dr Zhivago and Keith Haring’s influence within the fashion industry.

    View Norris' curation now and whilst you’re on our Tumblr why not check out past curations by the likes of Liberty McAnena or Alexander Fury?

  8. by SHOWstudio .

    Transformative: Isamaya Ffrench for Interview by Daniel Sannwald

    In tandem with our Subjective model interview series, our rolling Transformative series also presents the history of contemporary fashion photography, but as told from the perspectives of the creatives whose skills and behind-the-scenes work helped create the world's most iconic images - the make-up artists and hairdressers.

    This week’s interview, sees rising make-up artist Isamaya Ffrench sit down with Nick Knight to discuss her face painting roots and shooting with Daniel Sannwald for Interview. 'This was a custom built foam mask.. glued and latexed on and then hand-painted,' Ffrench elaborates. 

    Watch the interview now, peruse the rest of the series and be sure to stay tuned for more intriguing behind-the-scenes views!

  9. by SHOWstudio .

    Watch the 'Floating World' fashion film

    SHOWstudio are excited to unveil Floating World, a new fashion film by Nick Knight and the latest addition to our Floating World project.

    From 9 to 11 September 2014 Noritaka Tatehana took up residence at SHOWstudio to create a pair of his vertiginous heel-less shoes. Tatehana’s intimate method was revealed exclusively in a process film as the Japanese shoemaker gave a step-by-step demonstration of the techniques used to create his gravity defying designs. Once the shoes were complete, they were displayed as part of a SHOWcabinet exhibition

    Nick Knight consequently shot the shoes on Daphne Guinness, a longterm champion of Tatehana. In Knight's latest fashion film, edited by Raquel Couceiro, Guinness floats gracefully in Tatehana's creations. 

    Watch Floating World now and don’t forget to explore the project to get a further insight into Tatehana's practice. Check out the interviews with Valerie Steele and Julia Hutt that interrogate the significance of the absent high heel or take a look at our Q&A with the designer.

  10. by SHOWstudio .

    Follow Lucy Norris' Tumblr take-over

    Fashion historian and writer Lucy Norris has taken the reins of SHOWstudio’s Tumblr. Exploring how the historical anniversaries of 2015 influence fashion creativity, Norris has cut the century in four, looking back 100 years, 75 years, 50 years and 25 years.  

    So far Norris has looked at themes including war and peace, notable events of 1915 - such as the invention of the lipstick barrel - and the influence of Henri Matisse’s 1940 painting La Blouse Roumaine. Today she contemplates the legacy of the ‘Kitty Foyle’ dress; characterised by its dark fabric and contrasting collar and cuffs, which Ginger Roger’s character wore in the 1940 film Kitty Foyle.

    Stay tuned for the rest of Norris’ Tumblr take-over!

  11. by SHOWstudio .

    New products and imagery at the SHOWstudio / MACHINE-A store!

    We've just had a delivery of brand new A/W 15 pieces from Christopher Shannon, Alyx, Caitlin Price and Cottweiler to our SHOWstudio Shop!

    Along with the new products comes a selection of new shop imagery. Photographer Sam Bayliss-Ibram has shot exclusive imagery for the SHOWstudio shop. Styled by his long time collaborator Jayson Hindley, the duo used street-cast models Nazifa, Kami, James and Blaze Kidd. Head online to explore the latest collections and Bayliss-Ibram’s unique photography. 

    While you’re there, browse the rest of the SHOWstudio Shop's wares, including illustrations and signed books.

  12. by SHOWstudio .

    Print continues with Lipstick's Perry Ogden

    Our Print project continues with a brand new interview! 

    In 1979, 18-year-old Perry Ogden and his Eton College school friends pitched a magazine that aimed to follow in the footsteps of Ritz and Interview. It was called Lipstick and would go on to feature the likes of Andy Warhol, David Bailey and Diana Vreeland. 

    SHOWstudio editor Lou Stoppard sat down with Ogden to discuss the zine’s beginning, how he defied Eton’s ‘£25 profit’ rule and his encounters with fashion’s big names: ‘You had to be very careful. Who would those people be? What do they represent?’

    Ogden also talks of the surprising success of Lipstick’s only issue – ‘In a funny way, I guess I was proud… it went better than we’d expected. The next day or the next week, you’re onto something else’ – along with how he feels about his early photographs: ‘They’re fine. It was probably a bit daunting because, you know, I wasn’t in a position to be carrying around lights and I was still very much learning.’

    Check out the interview now and peruse Lipstick for yourself. Make sure to catch up with the rest of Print featuring Cheap Date’s Bay Garnett, curator Tory Turk and magazine collector Paul Gorman

  13. by Marianne Maric .

    Polly Maggoo Dresses

    I have to communicate with sadness that Bernard Baschet has just passed away (1918-2015). He was the creator of the fabulous dresses in the movie Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? (1966) directed by William Klein.

    He and his brother François devoted their scientific, musical and sculptural talents to open an inclusive and social model for cultural relationships, claiming for everyone's aesthetic citizenship through the participation in art. They were aware that they were planting the seeds of a garden that will live long, blooming and offering fruits for ages. Their achievements spread around the world, and now it's our time to preserve and keep developing them.

    I had the privilege to work with Bernard last year and we spoke a lot about fashion, music and sculptures for a special event 'Silence, oeuvres ouvertes'. Tiphanie Dragaud & Pierre Bal-Blanc curated me to do some research in his huge fantastic messy atelier in Paris. One year after, I showed dresses, some sculptures that had never been shown before and a lot of his 'sonic sculptures' in a big 'opera' with great musicians, models and dancers. A video and book will be released soon. 

    Discover more

  14. by SHOWstudio .

    Fashion historian and writer Lucy Norris will be taking-over our Tumblr

    It's almost time for our next Tumblr take-over! Following our tradition of inviting a guest curator to take the reigns of the SHOWstudio Tumblr for the first week of each month, we're pleased to welcome fashion writer and regular SHOWstudio contributor, Lucy Norris from tomorrow, Saturday 1 August. Cutting the century in four - looking back 100 years, 75 years, 50 years and 25 years - Norris will be looking at how some of the historical anniversaries of 2015 influence fashion creativity. Stay tuned to see what Norris has in store.

    Meanwhile, revisit other guest curations by the likes of writer Alexander Fury, designer Mary Katrantzou and our own Nick Knight.

  15. by SHOWstudio .

    Nick Knight's tribute film to Lee Alexander McQueen, 1969 – 2010

    As the V&A’s highly-acclaimed Savage Beauty exhibition comes to a close, SHOWstudio presents a tribute film titled Lee Alexander McQueen, 1969 – 2010. Incited by the arrival of the exhibition earlier this year, Nick Knight and the SHOWstudio team set about opening up his extensive film archive, searching for unseen footage from his collaborations with Alexander McQueen

    Sitting alongside our Unseen McQueen and Black: 2015 projects, this film by Knight - created with the help Younji Ku and Jon Emmony - features footage shot in 2010 for the tribute film, To Lee, With Love, Nick. The footage features some of McQueen's most acclaimed designs, selected by Sarah Burton with the input of stylist Edward Enninful in breathtaking motion.

    Watch the arresting film now and look back at our Unseen McQueen series for more.

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