1. by SHOWstudio .

    Introducing our NYFW A/W 15 illustrator: One Eye Girl

    Each season as part of our collections coverage we invite an artist to illustrate the key shows. For womenswear A/W 15, we're thrilled to have Stephan Beaumont, who works under the name One Eye Girl, translating his favourite runway moments from the New York catwalks into his delicate signature style.

    A self-taught illustrator living between Barcelona and Marrakech, One Eye Girl recently turned to illustration after years of working in the worlds of fashion and advertising. Instagram has been the chosen platform to showcase his art to a worldwide audience through his 'one eye girls', a project that defines his particular style and philosophy: feminine imperfection as a source of beauty.

    His first illustration - inspired by Ohne Titel's latest offering - is already live on our Tumblr and Collections page. Stay tuned for more as New York Fashion Week continues!

  2. by SHOWstudio .

    Get ready for our live fashion week discussions

    The Autumn/Winter 2015 womenswear collections begin tonight with New York Fashion Week! As usual we’ll be covering the shows with our signature selection of live social media feeds, runway shots, show reports and illustrations as well as our live panel discussions. 

    Lou Stoppard and a host of industry insiders will be discussing some of the season’s most noteworthy shows as well as the wider subjects surrounding the state of contemporary fashion. Here’s what you can expect from SHOWstudio in the coming month:

    Sunday 15 February at 11:00 GMT: Alexander Wang panel discussion

    The experts explore the identity of New York Fashion Week and the growing interplay between sportswear and high fashion. In the wake of Wang's H&M collection, they'll also discuss high street / designer collaborations - when they work well and why?

    Wednesday 18 February at 11:00 GMT: Oscar de la Renta panel discussion

    Tune in for a discussion of the late Oscar de la Renta’s influence and iconic moments, the appointment of Peter Copping at the helm of the label and his past work, plus a look at the complex subject of new appointments at old houses. The panel will also debate the question of evening dressing - is dressing up over?

    Friday 20 February at 20:30 GMT: Central Saint Martins MA panel discussion

    Lou Stoppard will be leading a conversation on fashion education. Why is London the centre for fashion schools, how likely is this to change, and how are tuition fees and arts cuts damaging fashion education? The experts will also talk about the influence of the late Louise Wilson.

    Saturday 21 February at 21:00 GMT: Gareth Pugh panel discussion

    This live panel will see the industry insiders examine London as the fashion city of showmanship as well as the influence of club culture on the fashion world and the pros and cons of licensing for Pugh and other designers.

    Monday 23 February at 16:00 GMT: Christopher Kane panel discussion

    Industry insiders will debate London’s key shopping streets and the ways they are changing, citing Kane’s Mount Street store as an example. They will also question whether London’s designers have failed to produce an ‘it’ bag and if so, why? Similarly they'll look at Kering’s investment in Christopher Kane and the potential young upstarts likely to gain financial backing in the future.  

    Wednesday 25 February at 14:00 GMT: Gucci panel discussion

    We'll begin our examination of the Milan shows with an in-depth look at the recent changes at the house of Gucci; the appointment of Alessandro Michele and his work so far and Frida Giannini’s legacy. The panel will also chat about the death of the star designer and why we’re seeing appointments from ‘behind-the-scenes’, as well as the future of traditional leather goods in the age of technology.

    Thursday 26 February at 17:00 GMT: Prada panel discussion

    Our panel discussion on THE show of Milan fashion week will include conversations on gender and whether menswear and womenswear should be shown together, the issue of approaching the Chinese market intelligently and the question of which young designers could eventually replace Miuccia Prada.

    Tuesday 3 March at 20:30 GMT: Anthony Vaccarello panel discussion

    A group of industry experts will talk Vaccarello’s appointment at Versus, the identity of Paris Fashion Week and the relevance of ‘sexy’ dressing. 

    Friday 6 March at 09:30 GMT: Loewe panel discussion

    Topics of discussion in our Loewe panel will include the ingredients for a successful rebrand, the importance of advertising and imagery and the modern ‘it’ bag.

    Friday 6 March at 18:30 GMT: Maison Margiela panel discussion

    Our panelists will discuss the highly anticipated womenswear show under the creative direction of John Galliano and the response to his appointment so far, as well as the wider issues of media focus on designers and the relevance of the deconstructionist aesthetic. 

    Monday 9 March at 20:00 GMT - Saint Laurent panel discussion

    Continuing our tradition of inviting a selection of students from London's finest art and fashion colleges into the studio to give us their thoughts on the contemporary fashion landscape, this livestream will see bright young things give their verdict on Hedi Slimane's Saint Laurent. They'll discuss their hopes and ambitions within the fashion industry, the brands that feel relevant and exciting to them and the A/W 15 season as a whole. They'll also give the definitive verdict on whether Saint Laurent is actually cool in the eyes of the kids!

    Tuesday 10 March at 19:30 GMT: Alexander McQueen panel discussion

    We’ll be wrapping things up with a discussion of the upcoming Savage Beauty exhibition at the V&A and exhibiting fashion in general and the tricky topic of designer biographies and the blurred lines of fashion reportage and gossip. The panel will also explore the McQueen brand now and the imprint of Sarah Burton. 

    Mark your diaries and be sure to tune in to watch each of these absorbing live chats.

  3. by SHOWstudio .

    In Memory of Lee McQueen

    Five years ago today the world lost a visionary artist, fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen. His work is set to be honoured in the forthcoming exhibition Savage Beauty at the V&A in March 2015. Alongside this major retrospective, SHOWstudio will be celebrating McQueen's groundbreaking work with Nick Knight, re-editing and revealing previously unseen footage from photo shoots and interviews filmed by Knight over the course of their working relationship. 

    Unseen McQueen begins 13, March 2015. While you wait, revisit To Lee, With Love, Nick - Knight's filmic tribute to his late friend.

  4. by SHOWstudio .

    Karen Elson on walking the runway for Alexander McQueen

    Next up in our rolling model interview series Subjective is British supermodel Karen Elson. She speaks to Nick Knight about her role in Alexander McQueen’s S/S 01 and S/S 04 fashion shows. 

    Quick to emphasise the immersive experience of a McQueen production - ‘there’s darkness and danger and absolute beauty’ - Elson reveals what it was like to work with famed creatives such as ‘the incredible' Michael Clark for They Shoot Horses Don’t They? She describes the directions the models were given and process of transformation they underwent in hair and make-up, declaring, ‘it was profoundly beautiful … honestly my favourite ever fashion show experience ever. I mean ever, ever.’ Elson also discusses her model idols growing up - including ‘wildcard’ Kristen McMenamy and Kate Moss - and confesses falling behind the scenes at McQueen’s S/S 04 show, resulting in her being impaled on the sharp accessories and the designer holding her ‘so tenderly, to make sure that I didn’t fall again’ during the finale. 

    Watch this unmissable interview now and don’t forget to explore the rest of the series, including Elson on her first shoot with photographer Steven Meisel for Italian Vogue

  5. by Niamh White .

    Nick Knight's McQueen imagery will be exhibited at SHOWstudio this March

    SHOWstudio is delighted to present an exhibition of Nick Knight’s fine art prints opening 19 March 2015. Curated to celebrate Knight's dynamic collaborations with Alexander McQueen, and to coincide with the opening of Savage Beauty at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the exhibition showcases Knight's arresting re-imaginings of McQueen's collections.

    Similarly daring in their approach to fashion, the pair have been equally revered in their respective fields. In their hands, fashion, flesh and form were as malleable as each roll of fabric, length of film or digital file. Bodies and bodices were  slashed, structured and stitched to produce imagery and attire flung from the furthest corners of the psyche.

    Printed in monumental scale, the visual tapestries that Knight created for McQueen are being shown together for the first time at SHOWstudio’s gallery in Knightsbridge. Knight's futuristic rendering of Devon Aoki in McQueen for the cover of Visionaire 20 (1997) is one of his most enduring. The young model appears as a wild cyborg one-eyed geisha whose forehead has been sliced open and is held together with a safety pin. In a surreal twist, the wound does not spring forth droplets of blood but flowers with pink cherry blossoms. The following year, the photographer and designer produced an iconic editorial for McQueen’s guest edited issue of Dazed & Confused magazine titled Fashion-Able (1998). Unprecedented within the realm of fashion, the project featured a number of disabled models in order to challenge ideas of what can be considered beautiful. In Knight's striking compositions, dancer David Toole’s pose is one of pure strength and agility while athlete Aimee Mullins’ alabaster skin merges with fibreglass prosthesis in a display of pure ardour, accomplishment and allure. They signalled the forging of a future in which human value and aesthetic beauty are not determined in comparison to a myth of a perfect norm.

    The images featured in this exhibition are some of the most elaborate and technically engineered of the pair's generation and during an interview with Knight for SHOWstudio in 2009, McQueen revealed that he saw illuminations of his dreams and his nightmares in them. In Blade of Light (2004) Knight interpreted McQueen's vision of a bus queue of people wearing his Spring/Summer 2004 Deliverance collection being struck by a shooting comet. Michael Clark was enlisted to choreograph the moment of sheer energy of the strike and it was performed by members of his company alongside models such as Lily Cole. The resulting tableau embodies unbridled chaos and beautiful order simultaneously.

    For McQueen’s celebrated Spring/Summer 2010 collection Plato’s Atlantis, (which was the first fashion show to be streamed live via the internet and was done so on, Knight photographed Raquel Zimmerman beneath an undulating mass of snakes. Again the boundaries of the human body were blurred and the highly complex digital print on her apparel becomes almost like a second skin. In Knight's dazzling description of pattern and colouring, Zimmerman’s body, the garment and the wider natural world are synthesised into one hypnotic fantasy.

    The exhibition opens to the public on 19 March and will run until 5 June 2015. It is located at SHOWstudio Shop, 19 Motcomb Street, London, SW1X 8LB

  6. by SHOWstudio .

    Round-up panels are all available to watch on-demand

    Missed last week's round-up panels? Don’t fret, you can still revisit all of the highs and lows of London, Milan and Paris A/W 15 menswear and haute couture S/S 15, as chaired by our own Lou Stoppard, with on-demand footage.

    Re-live the London Collections: Men with i-D’s Steve Salter, E. Tautz’s Patrick Grant and The Independent’s Alexander Fury. The panel of industry experts discussed the allegiance to sportswear in youth culture versus ‘the boring grey suit’ of Saville Row.

    Watch fashion director Catherine Hayward, AnOther’s David St John-James and stylist Andrew Davis discuss the gender fluidity and label-less luxury seen on the Milan runways, as well as the change of creative director at Calvin Klein and Gucci.

    Creative consultant Mimma Viglezio, MATCHESFASHION.COM’s Chris Hobbs and MACHINE-A’s Stavros Karelis covered Paris and the changing silhouette of the male figure, along with the power of tribe-like followings, and the aftermath of full frontal nudity at Rick Owens.

    Finally, Style Bubble blogger Susanna Lau, Alexander Fury and curator Shonagh Marshall explored the strange synchronicity between Raf Simons and Karl Lagerfeld and the return of Galliano in a truly absorbing haute couture discussion.

    Catch up now, and stay tuned for our coverage of New York womenswear A/W 15, beginning this Thursday 12 February. 

  7. by SHOWstudio .

    Re-live Iain R. Webb's Tumblr takeover

    It’s time to say goodbye to Iain R. Webb, the latest guest curator to take over our Tumblr.

    In his week at the helm of the SHOWstudio Tumblr, the writer and CSM lecturer flooded our dashboards with a whole array of gems collected over the course of his career as a fashion editor. With polaroids from the Moschino archive, hand-drawn illustrations, a cassette of a 1990 Valentino show soundtrack, cut-outs from 1980s Elle and invitation snippets to the shows of every designer from Walter Van Beirendonck to Flyte Ostell.

    Peruse this fascinating trip down memory lane.

  8. by SHOWstudio .

    Burning: A fashion film by Joseph Lally

    Filmmaker and SHOWstudio regular Joseph Lally revisits his re-occurring theme of feminine beauty and fragility in his latest cinematic endeavour Burning. Inspired by the song of same title by Umuvova (which features in the soundtrack), Lally’s film examines the subject of women who burn out in pursuit of glamour and stars a Marc Jacobs-clad Caroline Forsling. 

    Watch Burning now, and revisit more of the director's tragic heroines in RAPEBeauty and The Murder of Jean Seberg.

  9. by SHOWstudio .

    It's the penultimate day of Iain R. Webb's Tumblr takeover

    Central Saint Martins professor and fashion writer Iain R. Webb has created a veritable treasure trove of old invites, trinkets, tear sheets, and show ephemera over on the SHOWstudio Tumblr in his role as this month's guest curator. 

    In SHOWstudio tradition, Webb follows on from previous guest curators - Alexander Fury, Alistair O'Neill and Michel Gaubert amongst them - in taking over the platform for the first week of the month, sharing gems collected over the course of his career. So far Webb's posts include Versace safety pins, a Vivienne Westwood rosette, scribbled reviews and copy, invitations galore (Zandra Rhodes, Miu Miu, Moschino and more), not to mention imagery from favourite editorials to front-row-snaps and club night dressing-up efforts.

    Check out Webb's guest curation right now on the penultimate day of his takeover and be sure to keep an eye out for his final, unmissable posts.

  10. by SHOWstudio .

    Tune in tomorrow as we round up menswear and haute couture

    Tomorrow our signature discussion panels move on to Paris, with our panels of industry experts unpicking the city of light's latest menswear and haute couture offerings.

    Tune in tomorrow, 6 February at 11:30 GMT to watch MATCHESFASHION.COM's Chris Hobbs, MACHINE-A founder Stavros Karelis and creative consultant Mimma Viglezio ponder Paris' A/W 15 menswear collections live.

    Next up at 15:30 GMT our editor Lou Stoppard will be joined by The Independent's Alexander Fury and pioneering blogger Susie Bubble, with the world's most exquisite, labour intensive and loftily priced gowns providing food for thought.

    Don't forget to cast your eye over our Collections coverage, and re-watch all our panel chats from the season.

  11. by SHOWstudio .

    Nick Knight transforms the Victoria's Secret Angels

    Today’s the day! We're delighted to launch shoot footage, an editorial gallery and looping 3D films from Nick Knight's Pin-ups shoot for 10 Magazine starring the Victoria's Secret 'Angels'.

    10 Magazine’s eitor-in-chief Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou invited Nick Knight to redefine traditional notion of the pin-up, photographing twelve Victoria's Secret 'Angels '- Jourdan Dunn, Sui He, Cindy Bruna, Ming Xi, Devon Windsor, Behati Prinsloo, Lais Ribeiro, Barbara Fiahlo, Lily Donaldson, Lily Aldridge, Joan Smalls and Candice Swanepoel - over five days. The epic shoot featured staggering sets by Andrew Tomlinson (ranging from gold leaf walls and a hall of mirrors to a bath of milk) and beauty by Eamonn Hughes and Laura Dominique. As well as being photographed, each model was 3D scanned by SHOWstudio’s digital art director Jon Emmony.

    Immerse yourself in the fashion story and watch the process behind the making of the images in our uncut shoot footage. You can also see Knight's final shots of the cover girls in our editorial gallery, alongside twelve looping films, one for each 'Angel', that capture their beauty in 3D. Don’t forget to snap up your own copy of the Sensuality issue of 10 at SHOWstudio Shop. Which cover will you choose?

  12. by Nick Knight .


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  13. by SHOWstudio .

    Don't miss our A/W 15 menswear round-up panels

    Mourning the end of menswear? Join us live as SHOWstudio editor Lou Stoppard and host of industry experts round-up the A/W 15 men's collections.

    First up, on Thursday 5 February, designer Patrick Grant, i-D's Steve Salter and The Independent's Alex Fury will be unpicking the London shows at 13:00 GMT. This will be followed by an overview of Milan with stylist Andrew Davis, Esquire's Catherine Hayward and fashion director David St John-James at 16:00 GMT. Finally, on Friday 6 February MATCHESFASHION.COM's Chris Hobbs and MACHINE-A founder Stavros Karelis will be pondering Paris at 11:30 GMT.

    In the meantime, revisit the highlights of the season with our Collections coverage, featuring curated social media feeds, show reports and on-demand panel discussions!

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    The Bubble

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    Inspired by Peggy Guggenheim’s art salons, Aaron Rose has cast his latest film for Swedish retailer COS - The Bubble - with some of NYC's key cultural protagonists - Tom Sachs, Glenn O’Brien, Jeffrey Deitch, Petra Collins, Leo Fitzpatrick, Aaron Young and more, all moodily entwined at Max Fish.

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