1. by Lou Stoppard .

    Rest in Peace Louise Wilson

    All of us at SHOWstudio are saddened to hear of the death of Louise Wilson. Officially, Louise was professor of fashion design at Central Saint Martins, but in reality she was so much more. She was a visionary, an educator who never took the easy route and taught her students just enough to get them through a degree, but instead sought to completely upturn the way they thought, reprogramming their creative brains. By doing that Louise changed the lives of most of her students. She pushed countless figures across fashion to create their best work and find their vision through a mixture of wit, aggression and, frankly, unbridled mania. I studied under Louise. It was a privilege. She was utterly fearless and totally uncompromising - my favourite kind of woman. There are nowhere near enough words to describe the great debt the fashion world owes her. This interview with Hywel Davies from 2011 is a fine reminder of her passion and brilliance. Rest in piece Louise - you achieved so much.

  2. by SHOWstudio .

    Joseph Lally's Soap Opera: The final episode!

    For the past months Joseph Lally has entertained and shocked us in equal measure with his Soap Opera series, taking fashion film to an extreme with his exploration of taboos from suicide to sexuality and fascism. Today we launch the finale, aptly entitled Money Shot.

    Lally's final episode takes tounge-in-cheek inspiration from the conventions of pornography, euphemistically censoring the sexual imagery with visual puns of dollar bills and fireworks. In his own words 'The money shot is that which arrests the eyes and seduces the senses.' Enjoy the filmmaker's farewell to Soap Opera, complete with his signature use of black and white and beautiful boys.

    Watch Money Shot now!

  3. by SHOWstudio .

    The more visible they make me...
    The latest from Nick Knight's archive

    'I like obsessiveness.' So begins Nick Knight explanation of the latest set of images in his month-long Kate Moss Tumblr curation. Counting down to the release of the second fashion film he ever made, the photographer is posting gifs from the same shoot, his first with the model, all the way back in 1995!

    The work is entitled The more visible they make me, the more invisible I become and features a 20 year old Kate Moss. It was shot on a security camera at a time when surveillance culture was just beginning and a topic of controversy. The medium and its subject combine to make a powerful statement about celebrity, voyerism and the fashion photographer. 

    Follow the curation, and stay tuned for the fashion film!

  4. by SHOWstudio .

    Enter The Elegant Universe now!

    Earlier this year, Nick Knight embarked on a live fashion shoot with the help of couture doyenne Lady Amanda Harlech who styled incredible S/S 14 haute couture pieces from the likes of Chanel, Valentino and Margiela, on model and physics scholar Alexia Wight

    The trio sought to create a mathematical universe out of each piece, resulting in a stunning, delicate fashion film, created with the help of SHOWstudio video editor Younji Ku. Ku combined 3D scans of each look with the editorial work - which will appear in print in V magazinealongside audio of Wight discussing the intricacies of physics.

    The project was about exploring different dimensions,' Knight explains. 'I wanted to juxtapose what I, the photographer saw, against what the computer saw. When I look at the couture I see certain things that are useful or beautiful to me, just like when the computer captures the couture it also sees something that's useful to it, but that view is totally different.'

    Explore The Elegant Universe now and be sure to delve into the process by re-visiting un-cut footage from the two day shoot!

  5. by SHOWstudio .

    Shaun Leane interview is up on-demand!

    The latest fashion legend to take a chair and open up for our In Fashion series was acclaimed avant-garde jeweller Shaun Leane

    In the candid interview, Leane went into detail about how he embarked on his career as a goldsmith, disclosing how his impeccable eye for detail and fascination with objects led him to progress quicker than most during his seven year apprenticeship at Hatton Garden. 'I was making tiaras by the age of eighteen,' Leane laughs. Leane went on open up about his long-time friend and collabotor Alexander McQueen whom he worked with for 10 years after first collaborating on the groundbreaking Highland Rape show in 1995. 

    This is an interview not to miss - watch the uncut on-demand footage now! 

    To see the work of Leane upclose, be sure to visit our upcoming SHOWstudio Shop exhibition, which opens to the public on 23 May 2014. The display will showcase eight bespoke pieces created exclusively by Leane, alongside inspirational works from Damien Hirst, Philip Treacy and more! 

  6. by SHOWstudio .

    Nick Knight interviews Kristen McMenamy

    SHOWstudio is thrilled to have kicked off a landmark new interview series that explores the history of contemporary fashion photography as told from the subjects' perspectives. When envisaging Subjective, Knight sought to empower models by putting their oft-unheard stories in the spotlight. Today, 14 May, we turn to the work on the late great Helmut Newton. Iconic model Kristen McMenamy discusses working with Newton for American Vogue, describing his precision over body hair and unexpected conservatism. Watch her in conversation with Knight now, or revisit the first interview in the series, which sees Kate Moss discuss Corinne Day.

  7. by SHOWstudio .

    SHOWstudio speaks at Decoded!

    Yesterday, editor Lou Stoppard and digital art director Jon Emmony spoke about SHOWstudio's pioneering work at fashion and tech conference Decoded. Other speakers included Mary Katrantzou, Lulu Guinness and Henry Holland, alongside representatives from Facebook, ASOS and Net-a-Porter, plus many others.

    The Decoded Fashion Summit launched in 2012 as the first global event series and networking community encouraging entrepreneurship and advancing innovation in fashion and retail. Its events are based in New York, London and Milan and include summits, tech expos, startup competitions and hackathons for fashion.

    Stoppard and Emmony were at the event to talk about our recently-launched virtual shop experience, created in collaboration with MACHINE-A. They discussed the desire to celebrate icon bricks and mortar spaces using digital technologies, allowing a global audience to experience an iconic London store, and explained the creative process, from scanning the store using an iPhone to building the model in Cinema4D.

    Check out the interactive for yourself!

  8. by SHOWstudio .

    Sarah Burton, Steven Klein and Vivienne Westwood support Russia's LGBTI community

    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 Russian LGBTI community.

    We asked members of the fashion industry and creative community - designers, artists, stylists, models, writers, singers, actors, filmmakers and editors - to show their opposition to the intolerance by taking part in individual 'protest films' that, together as a series, form one united voice - an overwhelming voice that says, 'Love is a human right.'

    While the games are over, we have continued to recruit more and more people to join the protest. The latest additions to the project include huge names such as Sarah Burton, Andreas Kronthaler, Marios Schwab, Steven Klein and Vivienne Westwood. We are honoured and thrilled that such acclaimed, busy creatives have given their time to support the cause.

    Keep following the protest.

  9. by SHOWstudio .

    Kate Moss Month continues!

    Nick Knight continues his Kate Moss Month Tumblr curation with a look back at a Vogue story he shot with the model back in 2003. Prefaced with the simple introduction, 'Kate modelling David Bowie's pale blue suit from his Life On Mars? music video. Beautiful', this week's series of imagery is a selection of behind-the-scenes gifs and grainy shots, which verge from the ethereal to the humorous. 

    Keep following our Tumblr for more Kate Moss as you've never seen her!

  10. by SHOWstudio .

    Shaun Leane In Fashion. Tune in today!
    Watch the interview at 12:00 BST

    Tune in to SHOWstudio’s In Fashion series for a live interview today, where our own editor Lou Stoppard will meet with acclaimed Avant-Garde jeweller Shaun Leane. The discussion will be streamed at 12:00 BST. 

    Shaun embarked upon his career at the tender age of fifteen when he trained at London’s jewellery center, Hatton Garden. He has since flourished into a fully accomplished jeweller and was awarded 'UK Luxury Jewellery Designer of the Year' in 2006 and 2009.

    His stylistic qualities are premised on the notion of fusing the past with the present. Leane’s design conception consists of keeping alive historical British tradition while simultaneously adding a modern, cutting-edge approach. ‘We cannot look to the future of design without remembering our past,’ he says. 

    The interview looks set to answer some interesting questions concerning one of the UK’s most exciting, homegrown artisans. Watch live at 12:00 BST!

  11. by SHOWstudio Shop .

    SHOWstudio x AMBUSH jewellery

    SHOWstudio shop is collaborating with design collective AMBUSH! Partners in work and life, Yoon and Verbal set up AMBUSH in Tokyo in 2002. Yoon states that, 'We didn’t see what we wanted in the market so we decided to make the jewels ourselves. Everything we do has a DIY spirit and intertwines with each other.' From there the company has grown from strength to strength with supporters including Kanye West and Pharell Williams.  

    We are excited to announce that the SHOWstudio x AMBUSH capsule collection will drop on Friday 16 May! Visit SHOWstudio Shop on Friday to snap up your limited SHOWstudio ID bracelets and hats!

  12. by SHOWstudio .

    Valerie Steele talks Ugliness with Lou Stoppard
    Read the interview now!

    Over the weekend our Ugly project - which looks at high fashion designers who deliberately produce 'ugly' items - kicked off with a live fashion film shoot! Today, the project continues with an in-depth conversation between our own Lou Stoppard and curator, writer and renowned fashion expert Valerie Steele! Utilising Steele's vast cultural and historical knowledge, and drawing on her experience as director and chief curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the interview explored the subject of ugliness in fashion. Topics ranged from Schiaparelli and Poiret's experiments with new ideas of beauty to deliberate bad taste and the 'secret society' element of high fashion appreciation. 

    'So, your eye changes - that's what fashion is about. Suddenly something will look right that looked ugly only a few months earlier. But of course a few months later it may switch and start looking ugly again!' explains Steele.

    Read the absorbing interview now, and stay tuned for essays by other respected fashion writers!

  13. by SHOWstudio .

    Tune in to our live RCA panel discussion!
    Today at 13:30 BST

    Prompted by the upcoming Royal College of Art 2014 graduate fashion show, we're excited to be hosting a live panel discussion dissecting the topic of fashion education, led by editor Lou Stoppard. The panelists include acclaimed writer Iain R. Webb, designers Matthew Miller and Holly Fulton, and the RCA's Head of Programmes and Dean of School Wendy Dagworthy, once described by The Telegraph as 'the high priestess of British fashion'. As thousands of fashion students prepare to leave college and find their place within the fashion industry, our panelists question the necessity of studying fashion in order to forge a successful career, share their own experiences of fashion school and discuss the future of fashion education.

    Tune in today at 13:30 BST to watch the live debate!

  14. by Calum Knight .

    Ben Khan - Youth

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    A good friend of mine sent me this.


    I love the music, but the visuals are even better!

  15. by Calum Knight .

    Spooky Black

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