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    The City is Abstract

    Im happy to announce my second zine 'The City is Abstract' is launching tonight at Ditto Gallery 7-9PM

    'The City Is Abstract' presents a head-to-head between two subcultural figures from opposing sides of the Atlantic; Emil Bognar-Nasdor, from NYC experimental hardcore band Dawn of Humans, and Reba Maybury, dominatrix and founder of Wet Satin Press.

    Limited edition of 250 copies, art directed by Jamie Andrew Reid
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    Watch the CSM BA Fashion Show today LIVE at 3pm!

    SHOWstudio will be live streaming the Central Saint Martins BA Fashion Show, today 1 June 2016, at 15:00 BST.

    A selection of 40 students have been selected out of 140 undergraduate fashion students to participate in the show, highlighting the standout talent from this year's crop of new designers. 

    This year also marks the last year of CSM Programme Director Willie Walters who has been in the position for 24 years. During her tenure she has overseen the likes of Hussein Chalayan, Phoebe Philo, Stella McCartney and Riccardo Tisci as well as up-and-coming designers such as Charles Jeffrey, Mimi Wade and Grace Wales Bonner who have all passed under her tutelage. 

    Be sure to watch the stream LIVE to see the of the future of the fashion industry exhibit their work for the first time. 



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    Tumblr take-over: Christina Cacouris is curating our Tumblr

    In keeping with our tradition of handing the reins of SHOWstudio's Tumblr over to a different contributor for the first week of every month, journalist Christina Cacouris will be curating our Tumblr for the next week.

    Cacouris' curation, 'The Transatlantic Avant-Garde', will focus on the establishment of the Surrealist movement and the artists who shuttled back and forth between Paris and New York, whose works paved the way for modern fashion photography and general recognition of photography as an art.

    Each day will centre around an artist or pair of artists, and will also show how Surrealism trafficked between the art world and fashion.

    Head to our Tumblr to explore Cacouris' homage to the artists who inspired Nick Knight. 

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    Westminster BA Fashion Show 2016

    Watch The University of Westminster BA Fashion Design runway show live 26 May at 19:00 GMT.

    Led by Andrew Groves, the course has been responsible for launching some of today's brightest emerging talent, from Claire Barrow to Liam Hodges.

    Other past alumni include Christopher Bailey, Katie Hillier and Stuart Vevers. This year's students have completed placements at the likes of Celine and ACNE.

    Tune in 19:00 GMT to see this years offering

    Image by Leah White.

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    Björk's Alexander McQueen 'Kimono' dress is up for auction

    Björk's Alexander McQueen 'Kimono' dress worn for the album cover of 'Homogenic', 1997, shot by our very own Nick Knight,  is up for auction as part of Kerry Taylor Auction’s ‘Passion for Fashion’ collective. 

    Björk had seen and liked Knight's image of Devon Aoki in Visionaire magazine and wanted an equally powerful, other-worldly look for her album cover, explaining that she wished to be depicted as a warrior - a warrior who fought not with weapons, but with love: 'I had ten kilos of hair on my head, special contact lenses, a manicure that prevented me from eating with my fingers, and gaffer tape around my waist and high clogs so I couldn't walk easily', she said of the fashion shoot. 

    Fan of McQueen? Revisit our Unseen McQueen series to revisit a series of candid interviews or why not revisit Visionaire to watch the editorial that inspired Bjork's album cover take shape. 

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    Love Money God: Sofia Tchkonia interviews Herve L.Leroux

    The latest instalment of a series of interviews by Sofia Tchkonia features a candid conversation with Herve L.Leroux. Over years of researching her Icons and Muses project, Tchkonia has interviewed numerous influential figures of 20th and 21st century fashion and culture, including Pierre Berge, Rick Owens and Michele Lamy. She invited SHOWstudio to edit and release the footage as a series entitled Love, Money, God, a nod to the journalist's three key questions.

    'The problem for me with fashion today is the lack of charm.' adds L.Leroux. 

    Head to our Love, Money, God project to hear the fashion icon reminisce about his life

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    Sportswear is back! Photographer Jason Evans talks Patagonia and more

    In the latest instalment of Sportswear, a project exploring the history of key garments motivated by the influence of sporty shapes in high-fashion, photographer Jason Evans talks about his favourite Patagonia down jacket, referencing club culture, capitalism and consumer culture

    'The bit of fashion that’s just about business and selling shit that people don’t need and all of that stuff, it’s not very interesting, is it? You know, capitalism. Yawn. However, the other side of fashion which is to do with style and aesthetics and gender and culture and all that stuff is fascinating, endlessly so.' adds Evans.

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

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    A Golden Touch: Nick Knight captures Olivier Rousteing and Nikelab's collaboration

    Fashion and football come together for Olivier Rousteing’s new collaboration with Nikelab. Shot exclusively for Dazed by our very own Nick Knight, 'A Golden Touch' features Rousteing and Cristiano Ronaldo, with styling by Robbie Spencer, make-up by Val Garland, hair by Sam McKnight, set design by Andy Tomlinson and production by Pretty Bird. 

    The collection launches 2 June 2016. 

    Revisit our interview with Olivier Rousteing or peruse a selection of interviews with Val Garland and Sam McKnight. 

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    Celebrate Australian Fashion Week with Marie Schuller's new film

    Longtime SHOWstudio collaborator Marie Schuller showcases 'Three Women Arrive'. 

    Schuller's film features pieces of three leading Australian designers and is an independent initiative by Gorkem Hayta who tries to promote the genre of fashion film in Australia. The premiere screening is an official feature of Australian Fashion Week in May 2016. Marie Schuller directs, while Gorkem Hayta produces.

    Watch the full film here


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    Footage of Boy Meets Wool:Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY is now up!

    Revisit Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY’s Boy Meets Wool live-stream collaboration with The Woolmark Company with our footage.

    The original live-stream spanned 3 days, the 19, 20, and 21 of April 2016, as Charles Jeffrey produced a custom Merino Wool garment. Throughout the live-stream guests including Charlie Porter, Princess Julia and Judith Watt, as well as an audience Q+A facilitated by Lou Stoppard. The final garment was photographed by Nick Knight and modelled by Kevin Le Grand Bailor.

    Watch the footage of Boy Meets Wool now, read the entire Q+A transcript here and peruse Jeffrey's accompanying fashion illustrations!  


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    SHOWstudio honours Louise Wilson

    To commemorate the life and work of the irrepressible Louise Wilson, today, Monday 16 May 2016, the anniversary of her death, for one day only, we're streaming uncut footage of her candid 2011 interview with Hywel Davies.

    Watch the uncut interview here and be sure to revisit interviews with the fashion talents she educated and shaped such as Lee Alexander McQueen, Craig Green and Mary Katrantzou

    Edit: The uncut version of this interview is no longer available. 

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    New! Take a tour of Lou Stoppard's 'Mad About The Boy' exhibition

    Running from 8 January to 2 April 2016, Mad About The Boy was SHOWstudio editor Lou Stoppard's debut exhibition. Held at the Fashion Space Gallery, the show explored fashion's obsession with youth, focusing on the way ideas of the teen boy are constructed through specific collections and fashion images.It included work by Raf Simons, Meadham Kirchoff, Glen Luchford, J.W Anderson, Mark Leckey, Nick Knight and more.

    In our new project, take a tour of Stoppard's exhibition with imagery of all the objects in situ, peruse the essays from the exhibition catalogue and listen to the sound installation that filled the gallery.

    Plus watch two conversations; Turner prize winning artist Mark Leckey and photographer Jason Evans chat to Lou Stoppard about Leckey's landmark art film 'Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore', which featured in the show, and journalist Charlie Porter and designer Nasir Mazhar discuss the evolution of Mazhar's brand.

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    New 'Transformative' interview with Eugene Soulieman

    SHOWstudio's Transformative series presents a series of interviews with stylists, make-up artists and hairdressers. Nick Knight talks to a range of creatives whose skills and behind-the-scenes work helped create the world's most iconic images.

    In our latest series, the hair stylist Eugene Souleiman joins Nick Knight to talk about his experience of working with Steven Klein on the Vogue Italia September 2011 editorial entitled 'A Point of View'. 'His pictures are always sexually loaded and they’re always dark but they’re always beautiful,' adds Souleiman.

    Watch the film now and be sure to take a look at some of the other films in the series that feature the latest from a range of artists including Val Garland and Sam McKnight.

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    Fashion Illustration Tumblr Take-over is Now Over!

    SHOWstudio's Fashion Illustration Tumblr Takeover has finished!

    For the past week the SHOWstudio team have been showcasing our extensive collection of Fashion Illustrations from our archive. Each day the team have curated illustrations into themes such as 'Girls in Glasses', 'Flowers', and 'Headwear'. 

    Head over to our Tumblr page to revisit our selections and take a look at our SHOWstudio/MACHINE-A store to purchase your favourite illustrations. 

    Be sure to take a look at our past guest curators that have included fashion designers, artists, writers and stylists such as Mary Katrantzou, Alistair O'Neill, and REMEMBER YOU WERE MADE TO BE USED

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