1. by SHOWstudio .

    Gary Warnett talks the history of hoodies Sportswear

    In the latest instalment of Sportswear, a project exploring the history of key garments motivated by the influence of sporty shapes in high-fashion, Gary Warnett talks about the history of the hooded sweatshirt and how it became prominent in sport as well as fashion.

    He notes the 80s as 'the point where the hoodie ceases to be an athletic item and becomes a real statement of fashion. The small 'c' of Champion became a colossal signifier and a staple.' Unlike in the 80s when kids in the UK had to track down a hoodie, now, Warnett says 'it's like a Starbucks or a McDonald's. You're never more than ten minutes away from somewhere you can probably buy a hoodie. No matter where you are.'

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


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    Alina Zamanova is our LFW Illustrator!

    As the S/S 16 fashion season continues, we have invited the Ukrainian Alina Zamanova, to depict the catwalk looks in her fluid style. 

    Her work focuses specifically on fashion illustration, textile design and animation working in mixed media, such as acrylic, charcoal and watercolour.

    Stay tuned to see Zamanova's first illustrations on the SHOWstudio Tumblr and make sure you check our Collections page for all the up-to-date coverage of the shows.

  3. by SHOWstudio .

    DKNY S/S 16 live panel is on-demand now

    Our next live panel discussion from NYFW featuring DKNY S/S 16 is now available to watch on-demand on SHOWstudio. 

    A panel of experts including writer John Michael O’Sullivan, freelance creative director and fashion stylist Soki Mak, Central St Martins and London College of Fashion lecturer Nathalie Khan and ASOS’s Cora Delaney joined Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor, to discuss the shuttering of Donna Karan and the legacy of the brand, the ascent of Public School and their success, the role of diffusion lines as well as their potential successes and failures.

    Make sure you catch the debate online now and get your fashion week fix in our Collections page. 

    Special thanks to Rococo chocolates for providing the catering and thanks to Fritz Hansen and Skandium for the furniture. 




  4. by SHOWstudio .

    Our next 'In Camera' subject is Kanye West!

    Launched in 2003, In Camera introduced a completely new premise to the interview format. Allowing a global online audience - as well as the interviewee’s friends, family and peers - to pose questions answered during a live and unedited broadcast, In Camera offers the public the unique chance to both watch and participate in candid and often revelatory interviews with world-renowned image-makers, designers, models and artists.

    Our interview with legendary photographer David Bailey in 2003 was only the start: this ongoing, ever-expanding series has seen interviews with model Kate Moss, graphic designer Peter Saville, artist Tracey Emin, musician and actress Björk, fashion designers Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood, photographers Nick Knight and Juergen Teller and recording artist Lady Gaga. Questions have been posed by the likes of Michael Jackson, Quentin Tarantino, Hedi Slimane, Marina Abramovic, Azzedine Alaia, John Galliano, Mario Testino and many more. 

    Our next In Camera subject will be the one-and-only Kanye West, a man whose every move is scrutinised and analysed. His mind, aesthetic and music remain as misunderstood and complex as they are surveyed. He is both celebrity and enigma. In October 2015, West will be under the spotlight, answering questions from his peers, fans and friends. Stay tuned for the date of the livestream.

    Kanye West will be taking questions from peers, fans and friends. Submit now via SHOWstudio's In Camera project. Peruse the rest of In Camera while you wait. 

  5. by SHOWstudio .

    Transformative: Isamaya Ffrench for Novembre Magazine

    The latest instalment of Transformative, a series in conjunction with Subjective where stylists, make-up artists and hairdressers discuss the behind-the-scenes work on the world’s most iconic images, sees Isamaya Ffrench talk to Nick Knight about working with Nicolas Coulomb for Novembre Magazine.

    Ffrench tells Knight about the importance of her team, pushing creative boundaries and her creative process prior to a shoot, ensuring she creates a story and a narrative through her work.

    Of this image, she recollects, 'this series was about warping the normal parts of someone. This is my eye. It was the only way we could have shot that image. I was happy to do that on myself.'

    Head to SHOWstudio to watch the interview and check out the rest of the series which includes interviews with Val Garland and Sam McKnight.

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    'Hell Is Empty. And All The Devils Are Here' for W Magazine October 2015

    In collaboration with Daphne Guinness and Simon Foxton, and sitting between the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in 2014 and the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 2016, 2015 saw Nick Knight reimagine ‘The Tempest’.

    Knight's editorial for W Magazine’s October issue, Hell Is Empty. And All The Devils Are Here, sees Guinness majestically and regally embody Prospero, Shakespeare's male protagonist. The Riddles transform into the storm itself, while models IMMA/MESS and Alex Farnworth embody the spirit and style of Shakespeare’s characters. 

    Born out of Knight’s passion for theatricality and Shakespearian style, the shoot is an interplay between loftiness and wit, comedy and tragedy, underpinned by the dress styles of the period. The elaborate, narrative-filled garments that fill the editorial include include pieces by Givenchy, Giles, Vivienne Westwood, Gareth Pugh and more, alongside pieces from Guinness' own extensive wardrobe.

    Explore the theatrical editorial imagery and stay tuned for the fashion film. 

  7. by SHOWstudio .

    Tessa Kuragi by Nick Knight for AnOther A/W 15

    The model and artist Tessa Kuragi and photographer Nick Knight came together in a dark, subversive and fetishist shoot for the Volume 2, Issue 2 A/W 15 issue of AnOther magazine. The spread, featuring fashion from Givenchy, Alexander McQueen and Maison Margiela explores Sigmund Freud’s theories of pleasure and pain, the unconscious and the imaginary. Throughout the shoot, Kuragi is pierced with needles and suspended from ropes with snakes winding around her body.  

    Make sure you check out the full editorial on SHOWstudio.

  8. by SHOWstudio .

    On Demand Footage of the Givenchy Live Panel is Now Available

    The first New York live panel discussion took place Saturday, 12 September 2015, with Lou Stoppard chairing the debates on Givenchy's S/S 16 offering.

    Lou Stoppard was joined by stylist Gianluca Longo, fashion writer Hilary Alexander, fashion PR Mandi Lennard and writer and historian Lucy Norris. The panel discussed the future of fashion week, the benefits and hazards of brands moving shows to different cities, the relationship between celebrity and high fashion and how Givenchy should progress with their haute couture operation. There was no doubt that everybody was a fan of Riccardo Tisci's sensual and romantic aesthetic. 

    Peruse the on demand footage of the live panel discussion.



    Special thanks to: Ottolenghi, 3 Motcomb Street, London SW1X 8LB, for the catering and thanks to Fritz Hansen and Skandium for the furniture. 

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  10. by Marianne Maric .

    Baptiste Debombourg ArtWorks / Glass Clothes
    French Artist I love / Clothes in Glass

    Baptiste Debombourg is an artist I love.

    He is preparing a new exhibition presented on flooring rendered entirely in broken black glass. 

    Debombourg has worked with a great number of artists and designers. A piece titled 'Stalker' in collaboration with Martin Margiela, an installation of clothing enveloped in glass pictured above is an example.

  11. by SHOWstudio .

    S/S 16 Live panels kick off with Givenchy

    As NYFW gets into full swing, we have invited a panel of experts to discuss the Givenchy S/S 16 show tomorrow, 12 September at 10:00 BST. 

    Lou Stoppard is joined by the writer and historian Lucy Norris, the fashion PR Mandi Lennard, fashion writer Hilary Alexander and the stylist Gianluca Longo as they discuss celeb mania within high fashion, Givenchy’s couture potential and the pros and cons of brands relocating their shows.

    Tune in to watch the live panel tomorrow morning. While you wait, take a look at what’s happening at NYFW with our show coverage on the Collections page.

    Thanks to Fritz Hansen and Skandium for the furniture. 




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    Our New York Fashion Week S/S 16 Live panel schedule

    New York Fashion Week has begun! 

    Get set for the first of our live panel discussions. A range of esteemed fashion commentators will be reporting on the key shows of the season, streamed online here on  

    Check out the opening panel discussions below and join us live as we welcome another Spring/Summer season.


    Givenchy: Saturday 12 September at 10:00 BST

    Panelists include:

    Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor.

    Lucy Norris, writer and historian.

    Mandi Lennard, fashion PR.

    Hilary Alexander, fashion writer.

    Gianluca Longo, stylist.

    Topics include the benefits and hazards of brands moving shows to different cities, the relationship between celebrity and high fashion and how Givenchy should progress with their haute couture operation.


    DKNY: Wednesday 16 September 2015 at 20:00 BST

    Panelists include:

    Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor. 

    John Michael O'Sullivan, architect and writer.

    Soki Mak, stylist. 

    Nathalie Khan, fashion historian.

    Cora Delaney, writer. 

    Topics include the shuttering of the Donna Karen label and the DK legacy, the successes, pitfalls and role of diffusion lines and the addition of Public School's Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne as creative directors.



    Marc Jacobs: Friday 18 September 2015 at 10:00 BST

    Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor. 

    Charlotte Roberts, stylist and co-founder of The Mushpit.

    Hettie Judah, author, editor and writer.

    Harriet Verney, writer.

    Stavros Karelis, MACHINE-A buying director

    Topics include the use of cult figures within advertising shoots, what makes a great campaign, grunge and the continued relevance of that aesthetic and the balance between designers and social media. 

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    Nick Knight and Mastered want you!

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    Nick Knight and Mastered are looking for ambitious professional photographers who want to be at the forefront of image-making

    Mastered's four-month talent program, starting in September 2015, will give you access to videos, live Q&As and online discussions. With the aid of Nick Knight, the course will also give you the chance to get yourself and your work in front of a line-up of industry professionals. 

    Time is running out to apply for the talent program! Sign up for the chance to develop as an image-maker. 

    Apply now.  

  14. by SHOWstudio .

    Daniel Segrove is our NYFW illustrator

    As the S/S 16 fashion season kicks off with New York Fashion Week, we have invited the San Francisco based illustrator, Daniel Segrove, to depict the catwalk looks in his emotional and expressive style.

    His work focuses on his own perspective of life, empathy and identity. Considering himself a figurative artist, Segrove studies anatomy and form and relates mostly to art which has figures he can identify with, narrating their story through his work.

    Working in mixed media, such as oil paints, acrylic, ink and charcoal, his illustrations create interesting layers and emotional energy. Only then does he see his work as finished.

    Stay tuned to see Segrove’s first illustrations on the SHOWstudio Tumblr and make sure you check our Collections page for all the up-to-date coverage of the shows.


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