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09:45 - 20:00 on September 2 2014 BST


  1. by SHOWstudio .

    Listen to Kate Simons discuss 'Spare Ass Annie'

    To coincide with our current William S. Burroughs exhibition, Kate Simon has been giving insights into her various portraits of Burroughs. In the latest sound bite, Simon's recalls the story behind Spare Ass Anniean image captured in 1985 - a decade after the pair first worked together. Simon said of photographing her subject,  'I don't think in any of my photos he was giving me game face.' 

    Listen now to the interview now and visit our SHOWstudio Shop exhibition to see the full selection of beautiful cibachrome images up close before the show closes on 9 May 2014. 

    Image copyright Kate Simon

  2. by SHOWstudio .

    Our next fashion interviewees: Sarah Mower and Craig Green

    On Thursday 17 April, it's double the fun with two new exclusive live interviews part of our rolling In Fashion series, which brings you candid insights into the mind of some of fashion's finest. 

    Tune in at 12:30 BST as we welcome the internationally acclaimed fashion critic and American Vogue columnist Sarah Mower, for a rare in-depth interview, while later on, at 14:30 BST, we'll be pleased to have menswear designer Craig Green sit down with Lou Stoppard for a lively chat about his soaring design career.

    Interviews not to miss! Watch them on 17 April at 12:30 BST and 14:30 BST respectively, and re-visit some of our others from our series here!

  3. by SHOWstudio .

    Fashion Loves Film screening tonight featuring films from Marie Schuller and Ruth Hogben!

    Tonight, 11 April, Birds Eye View are hosting their Fashion Loves Film event at the ICA featuring a screening of films which reflect culture, heritage and identity for female filmmakers across the world, as well as a panel debate. 

    Curated by regular SHOWstudio conributor Kathryn Ferguson, the screening will feature her Irish fantasia film Mathair alongside Ruth Hogben's Isabella Blow film and our own Marie Schuller's Asian Couture film produced especially for SHOWstudio. In addition, stylist Katy England's Made in England film will be screened, (remember our exclusive panel discussion?), as well as pieces from Lena Dunham and Miu Miu's Women's Tales. From the experimental to the luxurious, these films capture iconic and innovative designs through the places and cultures behind them.

    Make sure you get your tickets for the event at 18:45 BST as after the screening there will be an incredibly insightful panel talk between Ferguson, Schuller, Fleur Britten from the Sunday Times Style, editor of Films of Fashion Anabelle White and fashion writer Lynn Ennright.


  4. by SHOWstudio .

    Courtney Love, Brooke Candy, Tim Blanks and many more are Proud to Protest

    This year, London Fashion Week timed with the Winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia. SHOWstudio and long-time collaborator Gareth Pugh teamed up with Amnesty international in their fight against the prejudice and violence directed towards the LGBTI community.

    Over eighty members of the fashion industry and beyond - designers, artists, stylists, models, writers, singers, actors, filmmakers and editors alike - have showed their opposition to the intolerance by taking part in individual clips that, together as a series, form one united voice - an overwhelming voice that ultimately says, 'Love is a human right.'

    Nick Knight continues to recruit more and more people to join the protest. Recent additions include Courtney Love, Tim Blanks, Brooke Candy, Colton Haynes, Erin O'Connor and even you: Tweet your own video @SHOWstudio and @AmnestyUK using #proudtoprotest to unify that love is, and always should be, a human right. 

    Keep following the protest.

  5. by Calum Knight .


    Born out of desire in the heart of Munich and with effortlessly stylish blogger MarkyMarc at the helm of this brand, it is no wonder that they are killing it!


  6. by SHOWstudio .

    Death in Venice - the new episode in Joseph Lally's Soap Opera

    Naked men and guns have been reoccurring themes in Joseph Lally's rolling Soap Opera series. And his latest segment, Episode#9: Death in Venice is no different. 

    In the short film, Lally continues to channel Warhol's screen-test aesthetic with an intense, cinematic portrayal of model Nuel McGough. The work is designed as a cinematic screen test for a handsome movie star applying for the role of a gangster in a french new wave film.

    Watch the beautiful piece now and revisit previous episodes in the series as it comes to climax. 

  7. by SHOWstudio Shop .

    SHOWstudio x AMBUSH collaboration

    We are thrilled to announce our upcoming and exclusive collaboration with pop art inspired jewellery label AMBUSH! The Tokyo-based duo VERBAL and YOON started designing in 2002 and have achieved great notoriety, with their pieces being worn by the likes of Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Rihanna and Jay-Z. 

    In 2008 they launched their second line AMBUSH®, which began as an experimental line using different types of metals, stones and plastics, introducing bold designs unmatched by other brands. Their collections immediately became a success, leading to collaborations with Louis Vuitton (Kim Jones), A Bathing Ape®, Georg Jensen, Cassette Playa and now SHOWstudio!

    The capsule collection includes exclusive designs for SHOWstudio Shop such as guard rings, I.D bracelets and caps, and is scheduled to drop in early May!  

    Keep an eye out on the shop site, and join our newsletter for more information.

  8. by SHOWstudio .

    Kate Simon on the Worldvirus Cover
    Listen to the latest interview now

    This time around in our Photographing William S. Burroughs series, Kate Simon and Niamh White discuss the Wordvirus Cover portrait, another shot taken by Simon on the writer's 70th birthday. The photographer recalled the exact, now defunct, film she used for the picture, and considers the various portrayals of Burroughs' personality compared to the man she came to know. 'I guess I was lucky because I was there to photograph him and so I had a purpose. And he was a great subject, and we worked well together' she explains.

    Listen to the latest interview now and stay tuned for more this week!

  9. by SHOWstudio .

    Watch footage from the #DIESELVENICE show!

    Last week, on 3 April, social media was flooded with snaps of editors on gondalas, balaclava clad models in leather and denim, Brooke Candy and a load of Glitché'd selfies. It was the Diesel Venice show, under the creative direction of Nicola Formichetti and with filmic visions from our own Nick Knight. 

    We're thrilled to launch an exclusive edit of the footage from the much talked about show, alongside Knight's films which were displayed in a triptych, mirroring traditional Italian artwork, and ordered into four acts. In another nod to Italy's creative history, the introductory segment featured Mahler's 5th Symphony, which is best known for its use in the 1971 Luchino Visconti film Death in Venice. The next film, which formed the imposing backdrop to Formichetti's leather section, features visuals of band Judas Priest and the burning of Norwegian churches, a references to the death metal associations of leather. The next section, which compliments the denim range, features equally striking and jarring images - some of nature, others of hardcore porn. The films flip between actual footage and shots where the footage has been projected onto dancers' bodies - a innovative technique dreamed up by Knight exclusively for this project. The penultimate section, an exploration of deconstruction, features military footage and imagery from Japanese games, while the finale sees Knight draw on his own love of apps and Formichetti's passion for the democratic nature of the web by taking crowd-sourced images of Diesel fans and reworking them into wonderfully bright distorted visions. All the image research was conducted by acclaimed artist and longtime SHOWstudio contributor Rei Nadal

    Watch the catwalk show now or peruse the fashion film!

  10. by SHOWstudio .

    Kate Simon on William Burroughs and Carl Apfelschnitt

    In the latest interview in the Photographing William S. Burroughs series, Kate Simon spoke with Niamh White about another photograph in SHOWstudio Shop's current exhibition of portraits of writer William Burroughs. Recalling the moment she took the photograph, Burroughs in front of Carl Apfelschnitt drawing, The Bunker, NYCSimon spoke about her own relationship with the abstract artist whose drawing is shown behind Burroughs, and his influence on her subject and his later experiments with visual art. The interview took a poignant turn as the photographer recalled the young artists in their circle who died of AIDS. 

    Visit the project now for a clearer picture of Simon's body of work.

  11. by SHOWstudio .

    A new punk film from Raquel Couceiro

    Raquel Coucerio is the latest filmmaker to contribute to our rolling Punk series. Her striking piece, titled Too Punk To Fuck, is about 'hard women, bad men and beasts' and features monstrous footwear by Scarlet Fever. Founded by Kira Goodey, Scarlet Fever produces sculptural bespoke footwear, designed and hand crafted in East London. The film plays on traditional punk codes, incorporating bondage, weaponry and music - note all the rocking guitars - while bringing the footwear to life in a beastly, nightmarish fashion. Watch now!


    1. Ennie
      02:13 8 Apr 2014
      Absolutely brilliant and beautiful!
  12. by SHOWstudio .

    Kate Simon talks William Burroughs' birthday

    SHOWstudio Shop's associate director Niamh White talked to photographer Kate Simon in another interview in our Photographing William Burroughs series. This time Simon recalls the circumstances around the portrait Shot on William’s 70th, The Bunker, NYC. 'It's moving to me because now we're celebrating William's hundredth birthday' she says of the candid shot. Listen to the interview for more on the 'unending series of parties' marking the iconic writer's 70th birthday celebrations and the famous guests in attendance.  

  13. by SHOWstudio .

    It's the last day of Nick Knight's Tumblr curation!

    Every day of the last week, Nick Knight has been releasing a previously unseen Dior image onto our Tumblr, as part of our roling tradition of monthly curations. The images, shot for Dior during the John Galliano era, feature the Spring/Summer 2005 collection, as well as the three famous faces of Gemma Ward, Lily Donaldson and Lindsey Ellingson. The pastel coloured, selfie-style series is nearly over, but stay tuned for one final shot! While you wait, review the Dior curation and others in the series!

  14. by SHOWstudio .

    Angela Missoni promotes Italian fashion at the V&A

    In honour of the V&A's The Glamour of Italian Fashion exhibition opening tomorrow, 5 April, we're pleased to release footage from a talk that was hosted at the museum earlier this week between Angela Missoni and fashion journalist Gianluca Longo.

    In line with the exhibition's theme of identifying and exploring Italy's use of luxurious materials, expert textile production, and its strength as a source of both dynamic menswear and glamourous womenswear, the label's internationally acclaimed creative director sat down with Longo to discuss the success of Missoni and the house's evolution over the years. 

    Watch the footage now, or browse through some of our original fashion illustrations inspired by the latest designs from Milan Fashion Week through SHOWstudio Shop! A selection of these illustrations will also be available to purchase at the V&A Shop in conjunction with the exhibition.  

    V&A - The Glamour of Italian Fashion will run from 5 April - 27 July 2014. 

  15. by SHOWstudio .

    Discover Nick Knight's unseen Dior images on Tumblr!

    Over the course of the week, kicking off on 1 April, Nick Knight has been releasing previously unseen images that he created for John Galliano's S/S 05 Dior collection. We've been thoroughly enjoying the daily flashbacks, featuring now renowned models Gemma Ward, Lily Donaldson and Lindsay Ellingson being naughty in a photo-booth.

    Be sure to follow our Tumblr for the final rare moments of this sugary sweet story. Check out our Facebook and Twitter feeds too as we've been unearthing some other favourite vintage Dior moments that Knight produced during his ten years working with Galliano at the house. 

  16. by SHOWstudio .

    Kate Simon talks about William S. Burroughs and John Giorno's cat

    The cat's out of the bag! To accompany our current solo exhibition of portraits of William S. Burroughs by Kate Simon, we've been releasing a series of interviews with the photographer. She discusses the story behind some of the unseen shots taken over a 20 year period. In the latest exchange, Simon reveals the circumstances behind this photograph from 1994, where the novelist is seen sitting next to John Giorno's cat. Simons further elaborates on Burroughs' cat obsession, which is shown through his book The Cat Inside. Listen in now!

    Image copyright Kate Simon

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