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    Fashion film conference at LCF this Tuesday 1 July!

    Our own head of fashion film Marie Schuller will be speaking at the London College of Fashion tomorrow 1 July!

    The one-day conference New Medium, Diverse Messages, Transgression & Convention in the Fashion Film will be exploring the dynamic area of fashion film and discussing the changing contours and themes of this under explored area of research and fashion communication. Along with Schuller, Cherie Federico of Aesthetica, Stephen Whelan from WhiteLodge, and Kathryn Ferguson will be guest speakers in this discussion also exploring themes of feminism, fashion film and cultural identity, chaired by course leader of MA Fashion Media Production Nilgin Yusuf

    Tickets cost £15.00, and the event will be held at the RH Centre & West Spaces. 

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    Review the Paris Collections!

    The Paris Spring/Summer 2015 menswear collections finished today, marking the end of the menswear circuit. Be sure to review all of the action with our comprehensive coverage of the shows!

    Our specially curated social media feeds gave realtime insight into all of the collections, with tweets, instagrams and photos direct from the shows! Artist John Booth re-intepreted the catwalk looks with his illustrations; head over to our Tumblr page or within the collections to check out his work including Kenzo, DiorPaul Smith and more! Read the show reports from SHOWstudio's own Lou Stoppard covering the offerings from various designers in Paris. And, if you haven’t seen them already, review our fantastic live panels, where you can watch industry experts share honest commentary on the S/S 14 menswear collections!

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    John Booth illustrates the final day of Paris Fashion Week!

    Today is the final day of the Paris S/S 15 menswear collections, and our resident artist John Booth is back in the studio to illustrate the catwalk! 

    We've just got in a rendition of the Kenzo show. In his signature mixed media style, Booth illustrated the collection with whimsy, showing pale tones with polka dots atop a pink skinned model. 

    Tune in to our studio webcam to watch live as Booth interprets collections from Paul Smith, Acne and more! And take a look at all of Booth’s previous work, all available on Tumblr and on the corresponding Collections pages. 

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    Tune in for our final panel on Saint Laurent!

    The Menwear collections come to a close today! Be sure to watch our final live panel discussion!

    Tune in to what's sure to be a fantastic discussion of the Saint Laurent menswear collection, here in the studio at 20:00 BST. As always, our resident chair Daryoush Haj-Najafi will be hosting special guests art director Becky Smith, creative consultant Mimma Viglezio, designer Maarten van der Horst and stylist Phil Bush.

    Stay glued to the Collections page for our last set of curated content, with resident artist John Booth’s illustrations coming in fast and show reports from Lou Stoppard

  5. by SHOWstudio .

    Raf Simons, Rick Owens and Yohji Yamamoto panels available on demand!

    It's the penultimate day of the Paris Spring/Summer 2015 menswear collections! In case you missed them, don’t worry - the Raf SimonsRick Owens, and Yojhi Yamamoto panels are now available on demand!

    The Raf Simons panel consisted of designer Maarten van der Horst, fashion historian Lucy Norris, fashion consultant Tremaine Emory, and writer Hettie Judah. The panel synonymously agreed that Raf Simons has reached an iconic status in the industry, with Emory describing how 'there's a subculture of guys from all demographics that are obsessed'. The discussion moved to the importance of music in Simons' life and work, with a celebrity question from, fittingly, musician Bobby Gillespie. 

    Rick Owens' expert panel featured special guests performer James Jeanette, creative director Donald Crunk, blogger Steve Salter, and designer Sebastiaan Pieter. The group discussed the Rick Owens house as a lifestyle brand, as well as his ability to create cohesive collections. ‘It’s got that 90’s, dystopian, Mad Max - future gone punk feel,’ said Haj-Najafi of the runway show. The panel was pleasantly surprised by a celebrity question from none other than Owens’ wife, Michele Lamy, who asked the panel ‘What is Rick doing: freeing the men, or empowering them?’

    The Yojhi Yamamoto panel was composed of specialist bookshop director Lucy Moore, editor Verity Parker, and stylist Karl Plewka, calling the collection a 'romanticized urban warrior', which ultimately turned into a discussion of the future of Yojhi's brand, following a celebrity question by designer Tigran Avetisyan; 'what will remain of the brand in 10, 20, 30 years?'. Haj-Najafi concluded that Yohji's outspokenness about wanting the brand to end when he passes made sense, saying 'if you've put your heart and soul into something, you don't want it to go through the corporate machine'. All three panels were hosted by our resident chair Daryoush Haj-Najafi

    Watch the panels on demand now, and stay tuned for the rest of our live panel discussions.

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    More Paris reports from Lou Stoppard!

    The Paris Spring/Summer 2015 menswear collections are almost over! We have one final panel discussion remaining on the subject of the Saint Laurent show tomorrow at 20:00 BST. But until then, review the action thus far over on our Collections pages, and be sure to check out show reports by our own Lou Stoppard!

    Stoppard examines the process of building a new brand narrative at the Loewe S/S 15 show, the debut collection under the creative direction of Jonathan Anderson. 'For Anderson, luxury means simplicity and ease rather than opulence and richness, hence those super light flat-pack bags,' she concludes.

    Read the rest of her reports on the Collections page, and stay tuned for her final critiques, along with our last live stream discussion tomorrow of Saint Laurent! 

  7. by SHOWstudio .

    Tune in to our Kenzo and Saint Laurent panels this weekend

    The menswear season is wrapping up, so don’t miss out on our last set of panels this weekend; Kenzo and Saint Laurent!

    Tune in for our Kenzo panel at 10:00 BST, tomorrow 28 June, which features editorial director Harriet Quick, stylist Cobbie Yates, PR executive Natasha Slater, and editor William Oliver.

    Our live panel panel on Sunday 29 June at 20:00 BST will be discussing the Saint Laurent show, with special guests art director Becky Smith, creative consultant Mimma Viglezio, retailer Nehjat Ramoth, fashion designer Peter Jensen, entrepreneur Imran Amed, and David Kappo. Both panels are hosted by our resident menswear chair, Daryoush Haj-Najafi

    Until then, why not take a look at our previous panels, available on demand now? And don’t forget to keep checking our newly redesigned Collections page for more live coverage and behind-the-scenes action! 

  8. by SHOWstudio .

    John Booth illustrates more of Paris, day three!
    Available on Tumblr now

    We’ve got even more images from our resident Paris Spring/Summer 2015 menswear collections resident artist John Booth up on our Tumblr now!

    Our prolific resident artist has created interpretations of the Maison Martin Margiela, Junya Watanabe, and Dries Van Noten shows! Check out the Tumblr page for the complete works of Booth, and the relevant Collections pages to see the illustrations in context next to the catwalk images.

    And while you’re waiting for the live panel at 17:00 BST, tune in to our studio webcam to watch Booth continue to produce more fantastic illustrations, which will soon be available in the SHOWstudio shop for you to purchase! 

  9. by SHOWstudio .

    John Booth illustrates Yohji, Rick Owens and more!

    It’s day three of the Paris Spring/Summer 2015 menswear collections, and our resident artist, John Booth is still going strong! You can now see his take on Yohji Yamamoto, Rick Owens, and Louis Vuitton over on our Tumblr.

    In each of his runway depictions, Booth centres on whatever element captures his eye, whether it's the majestic set or a detail of the model's make-up, creating a collection of illustrations that are never predictable.

    Tune in to our studio webcam to watch as Booth creates more images, and check out the Collections page to see the context through which Booth interpreted the shows! 

  10. by SHOWstudio .

    Comme des Garcons and Henrik Vibskov live panels tomorrow!

    Day two of Paris Spring/Summer 2015 menswear collections is coming to a close. Day three has in store two exciting live panels: Comme des Garcons Homme Plus and Henrik Vibskov

    Tune in at 17:00 BST for the Comme des Garcons Homme Plus panel, featuring editor Dal Chodha, writer Hywel Davies, creative director Chris Sutton, and editor Adam Chinese Symbol.

    Then, at 19:00 BST, we have our Henrik Vibskov panel with special guests art director Fred Butler, creative director Rob Phillips, David Kappo, and architect John-Michael O’Sullivan. Both panels are hosted by our resident chair Daryoush Haj-Najafi

    Take a look at our newly redesigned Collections page for behind-the-scenes action and more live coverage, Lou Stoppard's reports, and illustrations of the catwalk by our new resident artist, John Booth

  11. by SHOWstudio .

    View John Booth's illustrations of Paris, day two!

    Check out the newest set of images from our resident Paris Spring/Summer 2015 menswear collections artist, John Booth! View his interpretations of Walter Van BeirendonckRaf Simons, Issey Miyake, and 3.1 Phillip Lim up on Tumblr and on the Collections pages. 

    For the Walter Van Beirendonck collection, Booth created half psychedelic coloured, half monochrome illustrations of the garments and faces. The illustration for Raf Simons is equally as abstract, whereas Issey Miyake has an appropriately dainty and minimalistic feel. 3.1 Phillip Lim, on the other hand, has thick hard lines to reflect the graphic details of the collection. 

    For more of Booth's work, take a look at the Tumblr page! And tune in to our studio webcam to watch Booth create more illustrations. As always, keep checking the Collections pages for more live coverage and behind the scenes action!

  12. by SHOWstudio .

    Watch as John Booth illustrates the catwalk!

    Day two of the Paris Spring/Summer 2015 menswear collections is upon us! If you haven’t already, check out the Collections page to see all of the action that’s happened so far, complete with on-demand panels and show reports from our own Lou Stoppard

    We have our resident artist John Booth back in the studio today to finish up his renditions of the Raf Simons show from last night, before moving on to Issey Miyake and more! Tune in to our webcam to watch him work, and when the images are complete, they will be available to view on Tumblr as well as on the corresponding Collections pages.

     

     

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    Read Lou Stoppard's reports on the Paris collections!

    The verdict is in! Our own editor Lou Stoppard has been attending the Spring/Summer 2015 menswear collections in Paris, and she’s written critiques of the shows, all available on the Collections page. So far, Stoppard has reviewed shows from day one including Carven, Walter van Beirendonck, and Raf Simons.

    Of Raf Simons, which created a big stir by forcing spectators to stand, Stoppard writes: ‘The lack of rows, coupled with the lack of catwalk- models simply weaved their way through us following rough duct tape guidelines- create an odd sense of intimacy, that same frisson and excitement that comes from any crowded room… as if it wasn’t enough to take our seating away, Simons also made photography near impossible by filling the space with dark, unsettling red lint. For a crowd that loves nothing more than a swift Instagram snap, this was a bold move’

    Read the rest of this report and more on our Collections page, where you can review the collections along with Stoppard’s critiques! 

  14. by SHOWstudio .

    Tune in for our Rick Owens and Yohji Yamamoto live panels tomorrow!

    Day one of the Paris Spring/Summer 2015 menswear collections has come to a close. Day two has some fantastic shows in store, two of which we will be reviewing live in a panel discussion!

    Tune in at 12:30 BST for our Rick Owens panel with creative director Donald Crunk, blogger Steve Salter, performer James Jeanette, and designer Sebastiaan Pieter.

    Then, be sure to come back at 17:30 BST for the Yohji Yamamoto panel with specialist bookshop director Lucy Moore, editor Verity Parker and stylist Karl Plewka. Both panels will be, as always, hosted by our resident chair Daryoush Haj-Najafi

    Check out our newly redesigned Collections page for more up to the minute coverage with all the behind the scenes action and more! 

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    John Booth illustrates Gosha Rubchinskiy!

    Following our Gosha Rubchinskiy panel this morning, our new Paris Spring/Summer 2015 menswear collections artist John Booth has created some brilliant renditions of the looks from catwalk!

    Booth's depictions play with oddly with proportion, featuring tiny heads on outsize outfits set against mottled backgrounds to give a sense of texture. 

    See the original catwalk images for comparison on our Collections pages, and see the rest of Booth’s illustrations on Tumblr! And don’t forget, soon all of his drawings will be available in the SHOWstudio Shop!

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    Gosha Rubchinskiy panel available on demand!

    We kicked off the Paris Spring/Summer 2015 menswear collections with an absorbing live review of the Gosha Rubchinskiy show - but if you missed them, worry not, we now have the panel available to watch on demand!

    The panel consisted of resident chair Daryoush Haj-Najafi, writer and ‘Russian expert’ Anastasiia Fedorova, art director Ben Kelway, and MACHINE-A founder Stavros Karelis. The discussion centered around Russia and Russian fashion designers, with Haj-Najafi emphasising Rubchinskiy's unique place in the market, pointing out that ‘most Russian fashion designers are just selling to princesses, right?’. The conversation turned to the difficulty of building a brand without becoming mainstream, as was reiterated in our celebrity question, this time from SHOWstudio fashion consultant Calum Knight

    Stay tuned for more panels this week, and keep checking the Collections page for more live coverage and behind-the-scenes-action!

     

     

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