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    Comme des Garcons and Henrik Vibskov panels on demand!

    Relive the collections with our panel discussions! If you missed them, or want to re-watch, the Comme des Garcons and Henrik Vibskov panels are now on demand.

    Our resident chair Daryoush Haj-Najafi hosted both panels; the Comme des Garcons Homme Plus panel featured editor Dal Chodha, writer Hywel Davies, creative director Chris Sutton, and editor Adam Chinese Symbol. The group discussed the rise of luxury sportswear. In response to a celebrity question from designer Nasir Mazhar, the panel concluded 'fashion is based on shifts in sociology; we all grew up liking sportswear, so it's difficult to give up'.

    Our Henrik Vibskov panel was made up of special guests art director Fred Butler, creative director Rob Phillips, senior professor David Kappo, and architect John-Michael O’Sullivan. Phillips commented 'He channels a very specific aesthetic. There's almost a lack of sensory experience in the shows'. The panel fielded a celebrity question from the creative director of Chanel, Amanda Harlech, who asked 'does sound become a part of the design process for Vibskov or other designers?'

    Take a look at our menswear collections live panel discussions, spanning London, Milan, and the Paris collections, all available on demand now!

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    The Graduates Tumblr takeover

    This month’s Tumblr takeover ties in with our newest project, The Graduates! The students featured in the live shoot by Nick Knight and Simon Foxton have provided us with evidence of their process; sketches, swatches, mood boards and all of the reference material that led to their final graduate collections. 

    We'e beginning today with Serena Gili, a recent MA Fashion graduate with a focus on knitwear design. Her work gives great attention to fine details, combined with a strong interest towards innovative and unconventional materials.

    Follow the curation on Tumblr to see the groundwork behind the collections and to get some interesting insight into the designers' processes! 

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    Review John Booth's Paris illustrations!

    The final images from our resident Paris Spring/Summer 2015 menswear artist John Booth are live on our Tumblr and within the Collections page!

    Review his depictions of Thom Browne, Paul Smith, Acne, and more! In his vivid and deceptively simple style, Booth plays with proportions - presenting his fashion illustrations on models with comedically small heads and endlessly varies his composition to give an impression of the show space as well as the garments themselves. See the rest of his previous works on Tumblr and on the corresponding Collections pages - and don’t forget, soon Booth’s beautiful illustrations will be available for sale in the SHOWstudio Shop

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    Tune in for The Graduates live streamed shoot!

    Today’s the day! Tune in now for the live steam of the 1 Granary shoot, The Graduates

    Nick Knight will be shooting for Central Saint Martin’s student run magazine, 1 Granary to celebrate the work of the MA design graduates of 2014. Knight will be teaming up with stylist and CSM alum, Simon Foxton, along with the 1 Granary team, to shoot a fashion film and editorial for publication in the second edition of the magazine, an issue which will pay tribute to the legacy of the late Louise Wilson OBE. The shoot will feature menswear and womenswear by ten of the graduates. 

    Tune in now to watch as the shoot gets underway!

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    #Asif film screening tomorrow at LCF

    Our #asif film just launched today - but it will be screened for the first time tomorrow at the LCF by our own head of fashion film Marie Schuller, who is guest speaking at the “New Medium, Diverse Messages; Convention & Transgression in the Fashion Flim” talk! The film will be used as an example of emerging technology in fashion film. 

    Be sure to check out the talk at the LCF tomorrow! More information and tickets can be found on the LCF website

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    The Graduates live shoot tomorrow 1 July

    Tune in for a live shoot tomorrow 1 July, starting at 9:30 BST! Nick Knight is teaming up with 1 Granary, the Central Saint Martins publication, to celebrate and document work by the CSM MA graduates of 2014. 

    With the help of stylist Simon Foxton, Knight will be shooting a live streamed editorial as well as a fashion film, featuring pieces by ten graduates. The editorial will be featured in the second issue of the magazine, which will pay homage to the late Louise Wilson. Tune in on Tuesday the 1st and Wednesday the 2nd of July to watch The Graduates shoot take place! 

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    Kenzo and Saint Laurent panels available on demand!

    The Paris menswear collections may be over, but you can still review the week with our fantastic live panel discussions, with Kenzo and Saint Laurent now available on demand! 

    Our Kenzo panel featured editor William Oliver, stylist Cobbie Yates, PR exec Natasha Slater, and editor Harriet Quick, calling Kenzo ‘a brand that makes people feel contemporary’, with Slater adding, ‘you feel that you have something special - even though it’s casual and street, it’s recognisable’ 

    The Saint Laurent panel included special guests creative consultant Mimma Viglezio, designer Maarten van der Horst, creative consultant Phil Bush, and art director Becky Smith. Fashion editor Alexander Fury surprised the panel with a celebrity question, simply asking ‘what’s the point?’. Both panels were hosted by our resident chair, Daryoush Haj-Najafi.

    Check out these two panels, on demand now! 

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    Marie Cunliffe's Milan illustrations now in the SHOWstudio Shop!

    Our resident Milan Spring/Summer 2015 menswear collections illustrator, designer Marie Cunliffe, now has her works available in the SHOWstudio shop!

    Cunliffe created beautiful interpretations of the menswear catwalk, with foils and pastels, coming together in a mixed media medley. Check out her works on Versace, Frankie Morello, DSquared2 and more on our Tumblr page, along with all of the corresponding Collections pages - and now, in the SHOWstudio Shop!

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    #asif film and editorial images are here!

    Today, 30 June 2014 we are releasing the fashion film and editorial images from the #asif project, shot in November 2013! Our own Nick Knight collaborated with stylist Simon Foxton to create a menswear editorial for V MAGAZINE as well as a fashion film. 

    Consisting of 3D visuals created by SHOWstudio's digital art director Jon Emmony and retoucher Tom Wandrag and edited by Younji Ku, the #asif fashion film is a multi-layered explosion of imagery found only in the virtual world. It features a bricolage of visuals taken partly from a digitally manipulated and dissected version of Knight's editorial and also from social media apps, fetishistic video clips, icons, error messages and other online-specific references. 'The internet is such a huge presence in life it's bound to issue a new form of art. #asif is the first step in SHOWstudio's vision of that form,' says Nick Knight.

    Explore the project now! And be sure to revisit stylist Simon Foxton’s special Tumblr curation with reference imagery, for more context around the shoot. 

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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

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    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! 

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