Our rolling In Fashion series continues next Monday, 13 October! Our own Lou Stoppard will be sitting down with Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida, the pair behind London-based label Marques'Almeida. The designers will discuss the progression of their careers, from Central Saint Martins to their recent highly anticipated Topshop collaboration, as well as their first meeting at fashion school in Portugal. Don't miss what's sure to be an inspiring live interview! While you wait, take a look through past Marques'Almeida collections, and revisit other interviews from the In Fashion series.
For those of you mourning the end of the fashion weeks, we’re bringing you four exciting live panels to reflect on what we’ve seen this season. Join us on Tuesday, 14 October and Wednesday, 15 October as our editor Lou Stoppard rounds up the Spring/Summer 2015 collections with the help of fashion industry experts.
We'll kick off at 11:00 BST on the morning of Tuesday, 14 October with a discussion on New York with the expertise of The Independent’s Alexander Fury and MATCHESFASHION.COM’s Tilly McAllister-Smith. The afternoon will see Susanna Lau (aka Susie Bubble), The Times' Charlie Byrne and Mushpit founder Bertie Brandes take on London at 15:00 BST. Milan and Paris will follow on Wednesday, 15 October, with panelists including SHOWstudio favourites Style.com's Tim Blanks, Vogue’s Jessica Bumpus, and creative consultants Gianluca Longo and Mimma Viglezio.
In the meanwhile, revisit the highlights of the season with SHOWstudio’s Collections coverage, with curated social media feeds, show reports and on-demand panel discussions!
If you happened to miss our latest In Fashion livestreams do not despair - they are now available to view on-demand!
First up Lou Stoppard spoke to i-D founder Terry Jones about his early career as an art director at British Vogue, the idea of 'controlled chaos' and keeping i-D going. 'I did have to remortgage my house a few times!' he remembers.
Next Stoppard sat down with Storm Model's director and founder Sarah Doukas to discuss scouting Kate Moss, the new power models have as icons and social media sensations and what keeps her passionate after 20 years in the business. 'I'm addicted to finding great new people and turning them into a brand,' she says.
Finally, we chatted to MATCHESFASHION.COM co-founders and CEOs Tom and Ruth Chapman. They talked about the differences between running a shop and running a website, explaining that the only way to keep up with fashion's fast-pace is to embrace it 'You have to have a personality that constantly craves newness.'
Watch all three interviews now and stay tuned for more In Fashion interviews. Next up - the dynamic duo behind Marques'Almeida!
The latest instalment of Subjective is here as Nick Knight continues his series exploring contemporary fashion imagery from the model's side of the camera. This week he speaks to Lily Cole about her collaboration with artist Gillian Wearing.
Cole recalls the process of creating the image; Wearing took a cast of Cole's face and made several masks from it. In in the finished photograph she wears one that was partially smashed and then painted. 'I remember being really hungover and glad I was behind a mask!' Cole says of the shoot.
The two also discuss modelling versus acting, Marc Quinn's studies of Kate Moss and Cole's desire to work outside the box. 'Anything different or interesting, I want to try,' she explains.
Illustrations from Frida Wannerberger’s residency with SHOWstudio are now all available to purchase at SHOWstudio Shop!
These charming drawings were created live from SHOWstudio and depict her top runway moments from Milan Fashion Week S/S 15. In this series of works Wannerberger has borrowed looks from designers such as Versace and Roberto Cavalli to create original artworks, often placing them into whimsical narratives and environments that differ from the typical runway setting.
Enjoyed today's live In Fashion interviews with i-D founder Terry Jones and Storm Model Management founder Sarah Doukas? We'll be streaming yet another candid chat tomorrow, Wednesday 8 October with MATCHESFASHION.COM founders and CEOs Ruth and Tom Chapman. Tune in at 10:30 BST to watch them discuss ecommerce, branding and emerging British talent with our own Lou Stoppard.
We'll be continuing the rolling In Fashion series further next Monday 13 October, when the design duo Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida of Marques Almeida will be in the studio to discuss their work with Stoppard live on camera!
Our Girly project continues with two new interviews as Lou Stoppard talks to stylists Louby Mcloughlin and Lola Chatterton about the cartoon femininity that informs their work and personal style.
Mcloughlin discusses Tumblr, trend-cycles and strong women, explaining 'I’ve always enjoyed very glamorous, successful women. Like a woman being glam and making it - I really like that idea.' While Chatterton cites nineties references, young London designers and the difference between dressing for yourself and dressing for men 'I feel like it's completely not for men. If they like me then they like me, but I just think about my own style.'
Read both interviews now and stay tuned as the Girly project develops!
Don't miss the next two interviews in our rolling In Fashion series, which profiles the fashion industry's most influential individuals live on camera!
Tomorrow, Tuesday 7 October, our own Lou Stoppard will be chatting to i-D founder Terry Jones at 11:30 BST, be sure to tune in as he discusses working at Vogue in the seventies and creating the first issue of i-D in his home studio. Then at 15:00 BST, Storm Model Management founder Sarah Doukas will be talking about her reputation as a legendary 'spotter', including the moment she discovered Kate Moss. Be sure to tune in and learn from these industry veterans!
I wanted to show the beauty of modern boys as if they were under the gaze of filmmaker Luchino Visconti. Fredo the stylist gave them the modern touch while my framing and manner was with the attentiveness of Visconti, wanting to drink in their beauty.
It's almost time for our next batch of In Fashion interviews! Over the next two weeks SHOWstudio editor Lou Stoppard will be sitting down for no less than four new live discussions with fashion's most influential figures.
Kicking things off on Tuesday 7 October, Stoppard will be talking to i-D founder Terry Jones at 11:30 BST, followed by director of Storm Models (and noted Kate Moss discoverer) Sarah Doukas at 15:00 BST.
The next morning, Friday 8 October, we'll be chatting to MATCHESFASHION.COM co-founders Tom and Ruth Chapman at 10:30 BST and on Monday 13 October, we'll hear from the design duo behind Marques Almeida.
The latest instalment of Subjective is here! Nick Knight continues to re-evaluate contemporary fashion imagery from the perspective of the model. This week he interviews Alek Wek about her involvement in a portrait Knight took of John Galliano.
Knight explains that Galliano specifically requested Wek to appear in the image alongside him. 'He could've asked so many beautiful women that he's worked with... It was very humbling that he asked me,' says Wek of the former Dior creative director. 'He's not just a designer, he's quite an artist I feel.' The two also discuss the issues of racism in the fashion industry, posing nude and Knight's relationship with Wek, with Knight praising her presence in front of the camera; 'The poetry that you give off is incredible,' he says.
You can now own the works of our collections artist Viktoria Kim! As part of our extensive coverage of New York Fashion Week S/S 15, New York native, Viktoria Kim depicted her favourite looks in the form of delicate illustrations. Having worked for the likes of Visionaire, V Magazine and Vfiles, Viktoria has developed a uniquely exquisite style. Exclusively for SHOWstudio, Kim has drawn inspiration from the collections of Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, MBMJ, Thom Browne, Alexander Wang and Gareth Pugh. These one-off illustrations are now available for purchase at our online store, SHOWstudio Shop.
Since the day I encountered a woman by a swimming pool in LA, this woman has been a muse and her name is Daphne Guinness, fellow Scorpio.
SHOWstudio's own video editor Raquel Couceiro has edited a short documentary, Release, which is being screened at the Raindance film festival today, 30 September! Directed by Kez Glozier of The New British, Release centres around on a new subcultural dance movement that has hit Britain. Derived from the 1920’s Jazz dance ‘The Charleston,’ it has re-emerged in the modern underground house scene with its own sound, fashion and attitude and is now known as ‘Shuffling’.
Watch the trailer!
To celebrate our win at Fashion Film Festival Milano and to kick off our film screening last week at the Silencio club in Paris, we made a 10 minute edit of our top fashion film moments!
This SHOWreel features a compilation of some of SHOWstudio's most celebrated fashion films and interviews, cut alongside quotes from some of our most iconic contributors. Featured footage dates as far back as 1995, when Nick Knight was just beginning to explore and pioneer the medium, and includes legendary pieces of video including Dynamic Blooms, Make Up Your Mind and #asif. Also included is footage of Lee McQueen at work on a gown in our studio, taken from our Transformer project. Interviewees include Suzy Menkes, J.W. Anderson, Meadham Kirchhoff, Tim Blanks, Phillip Lim, Daphne Guinness and Alexandra Shulman.
Watch the SHOWreel now and subscribe to our Youtube channel for future fashion films!