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    Kate Simon on William by the barn
    Listen to the latest soundbite!

    The latest interview in our Photographing William S. Burroughs series is now live to listen to! This time Kate Simon focuses on her portrait William by the barn, Lawrence, Kansas.

    In this short soundbite, Simon continues to add to the story of her relationship with the man behind the myths, and his part in the construction of his image - 'He always seemed to know what I needed to get the job done. That was very generous of him' she muses.

    Listen now for the latest insights in the absorbing series.

    Image copyright Kate Simon

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    It's Fashion Revolution Day! Catch up with our sustainability panel on demand.

    Last week SHOWstudio and Somerset House teamed up to bring you a live discussion panel on the topic of sustainable fashion. The panel featured a plethora of ethical fashion experts, including Dilys Williams and Renee Cuoco from Centre for Sustainable Fashion, The North Circular's Katherine Poulton, jeweler Michelle Lowe-Holder and Abigail Murray of Designer Jumble and was chaired by our own Lou Stoppard. In honour of today's Fashion Revolution cause, the panel discussed the issues around sustainable fashion, from production to consumption, in an inspiring and passionate debate. 'Fashion is political. Every time we get dressed we are making a political expression of our place in this world' Dilys Williams emphasized.

    This is the first Fashion Revolution Day to be celebrated, in recognition of the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex.

    'On 24th April last year, 1133 people were killed and over 2500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Social and environmental catastrophes in our fashion supply chains continue. Fashion Revolution Day says enough is enough.'

    Get involved, and find out more about the issues with the on demand footage from the panel!

  3. by SHOWstudio .

    Joseph Lally's Soap Opera continues with Episode #10
    Watch 'Objectification of a Male Model' now!

    Joseph Lally takes us into the bittersweet territory of obsession with the tenth episode of his rolling Soap Opera series, in a fetishistic film unambiguously titled Objectification of a Male Model.

    Veering from romantic soft focus to invasive exploration, Lally's ode to male beauty and his investigation of the subject as object of desire steers the viewer from fascination to discomfort. This eerie feeling is helped by the filmaker's use of emotive classical music, as well as his choice of actor, emerging male model Dakota Taylor, an unknown face that immediately feels familiar thanks to the forced intimacy of Lally's filmic style.

    Watch Episode#10: Objectification of a Male Model now for this week's dose of Lally's signature sensual short films.

  4. by SHOWstudio .

    Kate Simon on Keith Haring at William's home

    Continuing to revisit the photographs taken at William Burroughs' home during the River City Reunion festival, Kate Simon's latest soundbite is a brief insight into her portrait of Burroughs and the artist Keith Haring. Just one of the 'notables' that came to the writer's house at that time, the words on Haring's t-shirt embodies some of the major themes of his work; activism, death and sexuality. The portrait is one of several in Simon's series of photographs that features text, combining the mediums of the photographer and her subject.

    Listen to the interview now, and stay tuned for more to come later this week!

    Image copyright Kate Simon

  5. by SHOWstudio Shop .

    SHOWstudio x Heron Preston

    SHOWstudio is excited to anounce that we are teaming up with BEEN TRILL boy Heron Preston! Preston is a founding member of BEEN TRILL, a D.J. and art collective that releases mixtapes, hosts parties and designs a coveted streetwear line. Other members include Virgil Abloh and Matthew Williams. Heron is also a global digital producer for Nike. 

    Heron has created a t-shirt and turtle neck for SHOWstudio, which can be worn individually or together. The combo is extremely limited run and will be sold exclusively through SHOWstudio Shop! The tees will drop in May, so keep an eye on SHOWstudio Shop, or sign up to our newsletter for more information!

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    Tomorrow, we'll be talking sustainable fashion, Sarah Mower and Craig Green

    Tomorrow, 17 April, is a busy day in the studio as we're hosting a series of highly anticipated fashion talks. 

    Tune in at 10:30 BST for a live panel discussion in honour Fashion Revolution Day. Dilys Williams and Renee Cuoco from Centre for Sustainable Fashion join Katherine Poulton from ethical knitwear company The North Circular, jeweller Michelle Lowe-Holder and Abigail Murray of Designer Jumble to talk sustainable fashion.

    Later on, at 12:30 BST, we'll be kicking off our newest In Fashion sessions with Vogue's internationally acclaimed contributor and fashion critic Sarah Mower. Our second live interview will take place at 14:30 BST with menswear designer Craig Green.

    Don't forget to tune in tomorrow, 17 April, for all the conversational action! 

  7. by SHOWstudio .

    Kate Simon talks William, his gun and his front porch

    Our Photographing William S. Burroughs soundbite series continues with Kate Simon discussing two portraits from a session on the notorious writer's front porch. In both photographs Burroughs poses with guns, a motif that has come to be strongly associated with the man and the myths surrounding him. Simon revisited the story behind the shoot;

    'There's a story in this because he art-directed the whole shot. He pulled that 'burr rose' head stone from the foyer of his house and said 'well how do you like that?' Then he pulled out his rifle and I thought 'now this is a good shot'.' 

    The photographer also recalls other details of her visit to Burrough's home in Lawrence, Kansas, including photographing him throwing knives against a tree out in the garden. Listen to the interview now!

    Image copyright Kate Simon

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    Aza Shade stars in The Misfortune of Desire
    Watch the film by Sarah Piantadosi.

    SHOWstudio are excited to launch The Misfortune of Desire, a film by Sarah Piantadosi, starring artist and Manflu front woman Aza Shade. Created during an editorial shoot for Under the Influence, the film features styling by AnOther magazine's Ellie Grace Cumming and a soundtrack of spoken word by Lydia Lunch, on which the title of the piece is based. Grace Cumming described the concept behind the shoot- 'Aza has a variety of different 'guises' when she performs in her band, and we wanted to reflect that.' On the combination of soundtrack and casting for she film, she explained, 'it felt very appropriate to use Lydia Lunch with Aza are they are both such powerful and spirited characters.

    Accompanying The Misfortune of Desire are screenshots of an email exchange between Shade and our own Nick Knight. Visit the project now to watch the fashion film and read the creative exchange between Knight and Shade!



  9. by SHOWstudio .

    Listen to Kate Simons discuss 'Spare Ass Annie'

    To coincide with our current William S. Burroughs exhibition, Kate Simon has been giving insights into her various portraits of Burroughs. In the latest sound bite, Simon's recalls the story behind Spare Ass Anniean image captured in 1985 - a decade after the pair first worked together. Simon said of photographing her subject,  'I don't think in any of my photos he was giving me game face.' 

    Listen now to the interview now and visit our SHOWstudio Shop exhibition to see the full selection of beautiful cibachrome images up close before the show closes on 9 May 2014. 

    Image copyright Kate Simon

  10. by SHOWstudio .

    Our next fashion interviewees: Sarah Mower and Craig Green

    On Thursday 17 April, it's double the fun with two new exclusive live interviews part of our rolling In Fashion series, which brings you candid insights into the mind of some of fashion's finest. 

    Tune in at 12:30 BST as we welcome the internationally acclaimed fashion critic and American Vogue columnist Sarah Mower, for a rare in-depth interview, while later on, at 14:30 BST, we'll be pleased to have menswear designer Craig Green sit down with Lou Stoppard for a lively chat about his soaring design career.

    Interviews not to miss! Watch them on 17 April at 12:30 BST and 14:30 BST respectively, and re-visit some of our others from our series here!

  11. by SHOWstudio .

    Fashion Loves Film screening tonight featuring films from Marie Schuller and Ruth Hogben!

    Tonight, 11 April, Birds Eye View are hosting their Fashion Loves Film event at the ICA featuring a screening of films which reflect culture, heritage and identity for female filmmakers across the world, as well as a panel debate. 

    Curated by regular SHOWstudio conributor Kathryn Ferguson, the screening will feature her Irish fantasia film Mathair alongside Ruth Hogben's Isabella Blow film and our own Marie Schuller's Asian Couture film produced especially for SHOWstudio. In addition, stylist Katy England's Made in England film will be screened, (remember our exclusive panel discussion?), as well as pieces from Lena Dunham and Miu Miu's Women's Tales. From the experimental to the luxurious, these films capture iconic and innovative designs through the places and cultures behind them.

    Make sure you get your tickets for the event at 18:45 BST as after the screening there will be an incredibly insightful panel talk between Ferguson, Schuller, Fleur Britten from the Sunday Times Style, editor of Films of Fashion Anabelle White and fashion writer Lynn Ennright.


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    Courtney Love, Brooke Candy, Tim Blanks and many more are Proud to Protest

    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 LGBTI community.

    Over eighty members of the fashion industry and beyond - designers, artists, stylists, models, writers, singers, actors, filmmakers and editors alike - have showed their opposition to the intolerance by taking part in individual clips that, together as a series, form one united voice - an overwhelming voice that ultimately says, 'Love is a human right.'

    Nick Knight continues to recruit more and more people to join the protest. Recent additions include Courtney Love, Tim Blanks, Brooke Candy, Colton Haynes, Erin O'Connor and even you: Tweet your own video @SHOWstudio and @AmnestyUK using #proudtoprotest to unify that love is, and always should be, a human right. 

    Keep following the protest.

  13. by Calum Knight .


    Born out of desire in the heart of Munich and with effortlessly stylish blogger MarkyMarc at the helm of this brand, it is no wonder that they are killing it!


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    Death in Venice - the new episode in Joseph Lally's Soap Opera

    Naked men and guns have been reoccurring themes in Joseph Lally's rolling Soap Opera series. And his latest segment, Episode#9: Death in Venice is no different. 

    In the short film, Lally continues to channel Warhol's screen-test aesthetic with an intense, cinematic portrayal of model Nuel McGough. The work is designed as a cinematic screen test for a handsome movie star applying for the role of a gangster in a french new wave film.

    Watch the beautiful piece now and revisit previous episodes in the series as it comes to climax. 

  15. by SHOWstudio Shop .

    SHOWstudio x AMBUSH collaboration

    We are thrilled to announce our upcoming and exclusive collaboration with pop art inspired jewellery label AMBUSH! The Tokyo-based duo VERBAL and YOON started designing in 2002 and have achieved great notoriety, with their pieces being worn by the likes of Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Rihanna and Jay-Z. 

    In 2008 they launched their second line AMBUSH®, which began as an experimental line using different types of metals, stones and plastics, introducing bold designs unmatched by other brands. Their collections immediately became a success, leading to collaborations with Louis Vuitton (Kim Jones), A Bathing Ape®, Georg Jensen, Cassette Playa and now SHOWstudio!

    The capsule collection includes exclusive designs for SHOWstudio Shop such as guard rings, I.D bracelets and caps, and is scheduled to drop in early May!  

    Keep an eye out on the shop site, and join our newsletter for more information.

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    Kate Simon on the Worldvirus Cover
    Listen to the latest interview now

    This time around in our Photographing William S. Burroughs series, Kate Simon and Niamh White discuss the Wordvirus Cover portrait, another shot taken by Simon on the writer's 70th birthday. The photographer recalled the exact, now defunct, film she used for the picture, and considers the various portrayals of Burroughs' personality compared to the man she came to know. 'I guess I was lucky because I was there to photograph him and so I had a purpose. And he was a great subject, and we worked well together' she explains.

    Listen to the latest interview now and stay tuned for more this week!

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