Check out the latest from our talented Paris Fashion Week illustrator, Abbey McCulloch! McCulloch has been busily translating her favourite looks from the Paris S/S 15 catwalks into wonderful artworks. Working in both watercolour and crayon, her delicate illustrations include looks taken from the Chloe, Givenchy, Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano shows, among others. Visit our Tumblr now to see these beautiful drawings for yourself, and stay tuned for McCulloch's next selection!
The wedding dress inspired by a little Indian boy who had wrapped himself in yards of material. For MAC Cosmetics trashed dolly nails. Eliza Cummings modelling.
Giles green and black plastic 'drug capsule' nails for MAC Cosmetics. Let's get knitting!
Drawing its inspiration from artistic videos, lifestyle, Los Angeles and contemporary art and music, jewellery brand Malibu 1992 are gaining momentum like no other. Started in 2012, the brand say they believe in a golden age where every dream of splendour and neoclassical perfection is possible.
Photo: Adam SalmaModels: Jade Simone & Pedro Zeek
Transformative is back! Hand-in-hand with our Subjective series, which sees Nick Knight re-examine fashion photography from the model's point of view, our Transformative project presents a history of contemporary fashion imagery from the perspective of those who work behind the scenes: makeup artists, stylists and hairdressers.
This week's interview is with hairdresser Sam McKnight, who discusses working with Princess Diana on her December 1991 Vogue cover. McKnight recalls how the pictures (shot by Patrick Demarchelier) were a private commission but tuned out so well that Vogue had to have them. He also speaks about his long collaboration with the Princess, from travelling around the world with her to famously cropping her hair. 'It was a little bit inspired by Linda,' he reveals.
Watch the complete interview now and stay tuned for more as Transformative develops. While you wait, don't forget to catch up on the first instalment of the series, Nick Knight's chat with makeup artist Val Garland!
Apparel from the Autumn/Winter 2014 collections is now available to purchase from SHOWstudio Shop. We are stocking sought after items from Nasir Mazhar, Gosha Rubchinskiy, OFFWHITE c/o Virgil Abloh, Cav Empt and more.
The Shop also continues to sell its impressive roster of SHOWstudio collaboration pieces with some of the most established voices of streetwear. Stüssy, Hood by Air, #BEENTRILL# and Cav Empt are among its list of creative contributors. Most recently SHOWstudio collaborated with London based designer Nasir Mazhar to create an exclusive run of caps.
The latest instalment of Subjective is here as Nick Knight continues to investigate fashion photography from the perspective of the model. This week he speaks to Kate Moss about her involvement in Alexander McQueen's Autumn/Winter 2006 show. Although Moss did not walk the runway, she appeared in the form of a ghostly projection at the close of the presentation, 'He phoned me and said 'I want you rising like a phoenix from the fire and you're going to disappear into a little tinkerbell and just fly off.''
Moss also discusses her love of the catwalk, her dislike of filming and another of her most famous McQueen moments, when she danced in his Spring/Summer 2004 show 'We only rehearsed twice! But I'd do anything for Michael Clark.'
Watch the exclusive interview now and stay tuned for more from Subjective!
Following the Gareth Pugh Spring/Summer 2015 event held in New York on 4 September 2014 - less a traditional fashion show and more a live installation combining film, sound and performance - we are very excited to premiere the three fashion films. The pieces present three segments of Pugh's collection, described in his show notes as being informed by 'an obsession with British folklore and its multitude of rites and rituals.'
The first film, entitled Megalith, was shown against a stylised Stonehenge with monolithic LED screens, while the second instalment, Chaos, acted as the backdrop to 'Pagan anarchy', including a live tornado created by artist Daniel Wurtzel. The final film, Ascension, played alongside an original performance piece created by acclaimed photographer Wayne McGregor.
Watch Megalith, Chaos and Ascension, and admire Pugh's S/S 15 womenswear collection in our editorial gallery!
Based in Australia, the contemporary figurative painter studied Visual Arts at the Queensland College of Art, and has since exhibited in institutional exhibitions and an international solo show. She has also been titled one of Australia’s ’50 most collectable artists’ by Art Collector magazine, and her works are regularly featured in publications such as Australian Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.
SHOWstudio was extremely honoured to be awarded one of three Tributes to Visionaries in Fashion Filmmaking at the Fashion Film Festival Milano on Monday, 22 September! We were given the award for Visionary Digital Platform, while Visionary Brand in Fashion Filmmaking went to Prada and International Fashion Film Director to Bruno Aveillan.
Our own executive producer Charlotte Knight and editor Lou Stoppard travelled to Milan to attend the dinner and accept the award. They struck a particularly fashion-forward vibe in Junya Watanabe and Simone Rocha respectively.
'SHOWstudio was the first and only window that showed us this new form of expression, this new form of art,' said festival director Constanza Cavalli Etro. 'It was the inspiration for many of us and undoubtedly the motivation to create and develop what today is the festival.'
Revisit some of SHOWstudio's fashion fims, from some of our earliest experiments with the genre - Sweet, and The More Visible They Make Me, The More Invisible I Become - to the explosive Beasting, the beautiful Dynamic Blooms and our most recently launched - Girl.
Our Girly project continues as SHOWstudio editor Lou Stoppard talks to Swedish-born, London-based artist Arvida Bystrom about her hyper-feminine aesthetic.
Bystrom discusses the effects of girlishness in the internet age, highlighting Tumblr as both an influence and an outlet for developing her work. She also talks about white privilege and the inherent nature of femininity, explaining that the notion of 'girly' is not tied to gender, 'There's nothing biological about kids loving pink.'
Read the full interview now and stay tuned for more as the Girly project develops. In the meantime, read our chat with Ryan Lo and don't forget to check out Nick Knight and Rei Nadal's newly launched fashion film - Girl!
Items ready for purchase include the Nymphets Bedroom Jacket by Charlotte Lewis, and both the Atsuko Kudo lace-up trousers and thigh length over-boot lace ups which were made specially for the film. Two of Slim Barrett’s accessories are also on sale, including the beautiful East of Paris Coronet and the Double Rope necklace. View these items now!
Early in September, we kicked off our ongoing Girly project with a fashion film shoot. The resulting film Girl, which launched today, 23 September, was shot simultaneously by two directors, Rei Nadal and Nick Knight, and features fetishistically feminine fashion styled by Ellie Grace Cumming. You can now listen to the sounds of Girly, in the form of a playlist put together by Nadal and played during the shoot.
Mirroring the opposing ideas of strength and vulnerability that exist within the film, Nadal's chosen tracks by the likes of No Doubt, Rhianna, Kelis, Tatu and Pink all feature dark subject matter concealed in the upbeat, poppy sounds. Listen now!
Girl, the fashion film at the centre of our ongoing Girly project launches today! Envisaged by SHOWstudio founder Nick Knight and editor Lou Stoppard, the Girly project seeks to explore the trend of 'overt, cartoon femininity' seen on the runways recently, as well as increasingly on social media and image sharing platforms such as Tumblr and Instagram.
We kicked off the series by shooting a fashion film, in collaboration with the British Fashion Council. Playing on ideas of gaze, autonomy and voyeurism, the unique film is shot from the two viewpoints of its co-directors, Nick Knight and Rei Nadal. Nadal shot model Ali Michael, while Knight captured their interaction. The final edit by Younji Ku features a split screen, presenting the independent visions at the same time.
Styled by Ellie Grace Cumming, the fashion shows off the work of a host of key London designers, including Marques Almeida, Meadham Kirchhoff, Atsuko Kudo, Ryan Lo, Louise Gray, Topshop Unique, archive Luella Bartley, Vivienne Westwood and Alexander Mcqueen, as well as up and coming graduates and the occasional trinket from British high street store Claire's Accessories! Expect layer upon layer of frills and glitter, lace and latex, sick pastel shades with unexpected dark details - perfectly encapsulating the complexity of the 'girly' aesthetic.
Admire the hyper-feminine fashion in our gallery of editorial stills, and watch Girl now!
Don’t miss the first of our Paris Fashion Week panels! We'll be kicking off this Wednesday, 24 September with a live discussion on the subject of Dries Van Noten’s S/S 2015 show. Tune into our live stream at 15:00 BST, where we will be joined by creative consultant Mimma Viglezio, PRISM's creative director Anna Laub, and Bon magazine editor Madelaine Levy!
Join us again on Thursday, 25 September for our live Balmain chat, beginning at 14:00 BST! This panel will see Ponystep’s Richard Mortimer, TV presenter and trend forecaster Angela Scanlon, commentator and TV personality Grace Woodward, and DJ and club brand creator Jodie Harsh in conversation with SHOWstudio’s own Lou Stoppard.
Be sure to watch these two exciting panels, featuring hand-picked fashion experts guaranteed to spark engaging discussions!