On February 1 and 2 2014, Nick Knight and couture doyenne Lady Amanda Harlech united with model and physics scholar Alexia Wight, and a top team including make-up expert Peter Philips, to explore the mathematics of beauty. With Knight on camera and Harlech on styling, the editorial - which will appear in V magazine - was dreamed up to celebrate the science and skill behind S/S 14's greatest haute couture. The pair shot and 3D scanned garments from houses such as Chanel, Christian Dior and Maison Martin Margiela.
We recently launched an opportunity, exclusive to SHOWstudio Shop, to pre-order items from the KTZ X #BEENTRILL# collaboration. In an innovative endeavour, one cult piece is available with Bitcoins - the currency of the deep web!
Nick Knight photographed the KTZ x #BEENTRILL# collection in his shoot The Deep Web, which explored the unlimited possibilities of the internet. To make the deep web even deeper, we're letting you purchase the Instagram-worthy Tibet Monster Printed Tshirt exclusively from SHOWstudio Shop with digital currency!
Tomorrow 11 February 2014, SHOWstudio is staying up late to review two anticipated shows of the NYFW season, Rodarte and Marc by Marc Jacobs. Tune in at 18:00 GMT to watch Lou Stoppard discuss Rodarte's A/W 14 collection with a fabulous panel including fashion journalist Hilary Alexander, stylists Bay Garnett and Jackie Dixon and make-up artist Kay Montano.
The second panel goes live at 21:00, join us to see writers Hettie Judah and Jessica Bumpus, stylist Karl Plewka, shoe designer Georgina Goodman, the Independent's Rebecca Gonsalves and Lou Stoppard unpick the Marc by Marc Jacobs show.
While you wait, head over to our Collections page for all our coverage of NYFW so far.
Keep following our Tumblr and Collections page for Cassie's visual intepretations of key NYFW looks. You can also catch a sneak peek of her progress on our 24/7 live studio webcam!
Continuing our commitment to championing the brightest, most innovative new stars of fashion, SHOWstudio brings you the inside view of Shayne Oliver's A/W 14 Hood by Air collection. We dispatched our own head of fashion film Marie Schuller to New York to capture the pre and post show action - see her great interview here - and got the exclusive on Matthew Williams' striking new fashion film for the brand.
The fashion film, titled FUCCBOI, saw Williams work as creative director alongside director Jack Heller. It is a study of behaviour, style and movement that focuses on the interplay between dramatic performance and trashing. HBA's Shayne Oliver sees it as a dedication to 'all the FUCCBOI's who shred the status quo with aggression and lush energies. Akeem Smith, Ashland Mines, Mykki Blanco, Raul de Nieves, Raul Lopez, Cassandra Ebony, Ian Isiah, Telfar Clemens.'
Fashion week is upon us! With coverage from New York commencing today, 7 February, be sure to keep refreshing our Collections page for some sterling reports incoming from our duo on the front line.
Indigo Clarke has been our New York correspondant since S/S 10 and this season will be joined by the wonderful Kiki Georgiou - between them the ladies have written pieces for numerous titles including Wonderland, Vogue.com, AnOther Magazine, Tank and Oyster.
Don't miss what is set to be an absorbing discussion! Be sure to tune in again this Sunday 9 February for three very exciting live panels: Alexander Wang, Hood By Air and Victoria Beckham!
Over the last week, Mary Katrantzou has delighted us with her curation of iconic looks from her five years in the industry, along with the reference images that inspired them. Katrantzou has shown us the process by which Diana Vreerland's decadent living room, close-up bank notes and black and white photographs of rainy streets were translated into the desirable garments the designer is famous for. Stop by our Tumblr to see the final day unfold, and revisit the rest of the visual treasure trove!
SHOWstudio are very excited to bring you a glimpse into our up-coming Moving Portraits project.
Watch the teaser now and stay tuned for the full project launching on 13 February 2014!
Each season, for each fashion city, we hand pick an artist to interpret the collections shown in a new visual light. We are very excited to announce that for New York womenswear A/W 14 that artist will be Bex Cassie!
Cassie is currently studying Fashion Illustration at London College of Fashion, and is no stranger to SHOWstudio after offering up a film to our Punk DIY series - watch her short animation featuring an incredible detailed drawing of Cara Delevingne.
FASHION & GARDENS.
Last night i had a charming night at a new exhibition (curated by Nicola Schulman) that celebrates the relationship between gardening and nature in fashion from Queen Elizabeth I to the catwalks of London Fashion Week 2014.
This was something I would not normally stop and take the time to take in, infact I wasnt even aware that there was infact a Garden Musuem in London. It very easily could have slipped by unnoticed. It was a surprise, a secret kind of enchanting one. The venue had a sea of flowers suspended above the crowd and exhibited works by Philip Treacy (who was in attendance and in great form) Valentino couture and Alexander McQueen. Their beautiful modern designs created a fun tension with the traditional tone of the exhibition space.
Thank you to the charming Amanda Harlech for taking me and showing me something new in this city.
If you have time, you should go and discover this for yourself!
You might remember Always & Forever, Nick Knight's epic two day shoot involving six stunning models and some amazing body-art inspired looks styled by Charlotte Stockdale. You can now see the final editorial images as featured in Garage magazine, alongside seven tatooist's interpretations as real tattoos on the skin of willing body art fans - the world's first permanent fashion editorial. Check out the images and their inked interpretations now in the gallery!
Pre order the KTZ x #BEEN TRILL# collection exclusively from SHOWstudio Shop now! We've teamed up with the designers to offer a hand picked selection of the collection for sale for a limited time. To make the collaboration even more special, we're offering the notorious KTZ x #BEEN TRILL# Tibet Monster Printed Tshirt for sale exclusively with Bitcoins- the digital currency of the deep web.
You may have seen this much hyped collection in the Deep Web shoot by Nick Knight last week. Streamed live from SHOWstudio, the shoot explored the limitless possibilities in the darkest recesses of both the mind, and the deep web. Now SHOWstudio Shop has made it possible for you to pre order this highly covetable collection. For a limited time, you'll be able to secure your very own pieces from the collection and ensure you receive them before anybody else. The #BEEN TRILL# and KTZ boys made a special selection of their garments to be made available, and we've only got a limited number of each. They won't be available anywhere else until much later in the year, so don't miss this chance to grab yours now.
The pre order will only be available until 15 February 2014 and deliveries will commence in early May.
As a hand-held camera pans shakily up a naked figure in the shower, the director slowly says 'I am only interested in your talent'.
The premiering film in Lally's on-going series left us desiring more of an escape into the dark flipside of the Hollywood world; more fake smiles, more glimpses of angst in the eyes, more characters who blur the line between acting and reality. In Lally's latest segment, #Episode 2: Mr America, the screen test-esque epic continues.
'Everyone who's been an actor has been in prison' from behind the camera the director speaks to Bobby, the potential 'Mr. America', introducing him to the notion of becoming an actor. He asks him to read a script, to take his shirt off, to drink tequila, to talk about why he killed 'that dumb bitch.'
SHOWstudio is proud to present an animation by Raquel Couceiro, which showcases the incredible Maison Martin Margiela Replica illustrations that are currently featured in our Margiela SHOWcabinet exhibition at 19 Motcomb Street in London. The film beautifully explains the concept behind the show and elaborates further on the artist's illustrated memories.
The exhibition focused on the exploration of the pivotal role of scent in triggering reminiscence. The collection of illustrators that are featured in the animation were asked to create an original drawing that depicts a personal memory prompted by one of the Maison's Replica perfumes. This film brings these drawings to life through a series of animations that embrace the idea that the drawings are ethereal traces of personal histories. It is accompanied by a voice over from SHOWstudio Shop's associate director Niamh White that explains the concept behind the exhibition and elaborates further on the artist's illustrated memories.
Over her mere five years in the industry, Mary Katrantzou has created some simply iconic garments, heralding a new way of approaching print and the human form. For the first week of February, Katrantzou has been revealing the secrets behind some these unforgettable works of art by posting the reference images that inspired certain looks from her archive. From vintage Vogue prints and plush retro hotel rooms to oriental vases and floral lampshades, the references are as wide ranging as her talent! Take a moment with Katrantzou's visual dreams before her Tumblr curation ends on 7 February!
If you want more from the genius of Katrantzou, re-visit this fantastic Sound of Clothes:Studio Sessions project too!