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    Arthur Jafa's 'In Your Face' interview will be screened at 180 The Strand

    For the newest instalment of our rolling In Your Face series, SHOWstudio's Carrie Scott interviewed cinematographer Arthur Jafa.  A twist on the traditional cajoling style of celebrity interviews, In Your Face shows interviewer and subject in an honest, thought provoking discussion. We are delighted to announce that this exciting film will be showing at The Store Studios at 180 The Strand, alongside Jafa's Film Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death

    The film, soundtacked by Kanye West's Ultralight Beam and exhibited in partnership with Serpentine Galleries depicts the artist's vision of contemporary black America. Due to popular demand, The Store Studios have extended the screening of Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death until Thursday 14 December 2017. 

    Our interview will sit beside Jafa's piece, providing a glimpse into the life and work of the seminal artist. It will be on display between Tuesday 12th December-Thursday 14th December, 12pm-7pm Tuesday-Wednesday and 12pm-10pm Thursday, when it will conclude with a closing party. 

    Don't miss this interrogative interview, launching Friday 24 November 17:00 GMT on SHOWstudio!

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    The Great Women Artists: Women on Instagram

    Last night, at a crowded corner of Shoreditch, Katy Hessel of @thegreatwomenartists opened her debut exhibition, 'The Great Women Artists: Women on Instagram'. Instagram is platform that has now become synonymous with Nick Knight and SHOWstudio's work. Knight and SHOWstudio Gallery Manager Bex Cassie discover a number of their seasonal fashion illustrators via Instagram, including the likes of Unskilled Worker, who showed as part of the exhibition last night. 

    The widely-attended opening showcased fashion illustration, photography, painting and tapestry. The exhibition grouped artists according to their medium, drawing comparisons between the variety of work and inviting the viewer to consider the meaning of being a so-called 'Instagram artist'. Alongside Unskilled Worker, SHOWstudio fashion illustrator Gill Button's oil portrait, Maisie Cousins's visceral, gleaming photos and Juno Calypso's self-effacing digital portraits were on display. Illustration from Fee Greening and Alice Skinner also stood out among the vibrant salon hang at Mother London.

    'The Great Women Artists: Women on Instagram' runs 13 - 17 November 2017, by appointment only:

    Image: Alice Skinner - When Girls Get Ready Together and Take a Group Pic (2016)

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    Don't miss the Marques'Almeida x SHOWstudio Christmas Market!

    Marques'Almeida and SHOWstudio are hosting a special Christmas market in our 15 Floral Street pop-up gallery! 

    In usual M'A fashion, the designers have asked their friends to collaborate on this project: illustrator Helen Bullock will create a special one-off festive print, and pop-up braid salon Keash Braids will set up shop in the gallery to work on their signature styles. 

    Mark your diaries and make sure to keep up with Marques'Almeida to be the first to hear about what else they have in store! 

    Open Thursday 30 November 10 AM-5 PM and Friday 1 December-Saturday 2 December 10 AM-7 PM. See you there! 

    Illustration pictured is Julia Pelzer's beautiful rendering of M'A's S/S 18 collection.

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    Nick Knight and Carrie Scott at the Adobe Creative Meet Up!

    SHOWstudio Director Nick Knight and Director and Curator of the Nick Knight Archive Carrie Scott will be giving a talk at the Adobe Creative Meet Up in London tonight, 14 November 2017 at 20:00 GMT. Knight and Scott will be discussing newness, immediacy and technology in image making as well as diversity in the fashion industry and Knight's ongoing dedication to showing the process behind his photography. They will appear alongside speakers such as artist and designer Kelly Anna and director and illustrator Kate Moross. 

    Keep up with the event on Twitter and Facebook and tune in to the live stream from 18:30 GMT!



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    'North: Fashioning Identity' is now open at Somerset House!

    North: Fashioning Identity, curated by SHOWstudio editor-at-large Lou Stoppard and Manchester-based academic Adam Murray, is now open at Somerset House! The exhibition explores the themes that have shaped our collective image of the North of England, as well as the wealth of talent and creative output that hails from the region through fashion photography, film and multimedia pieces. The wide-ranging exhibition features work from the likes of Corinne Day, Mark Leckey, Gareth Pugh and Glen Luchford as well as an electrifying short film by Alasdair McLellan created especially for the show. 

    Stoppard and Murray drew and elaborated on their SHOWstudio project North, which presented interviews with the likes of Stephen Jones, Simon Foxton and Claire Barrow as well as essays and photography exploring fashion and the influence of politics in the North.

    Revisit the project now, and make sure to visit the exhibition!

    North: Fashioning Identity is open now until 4 February 2018. 

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    A week celebrating Peter Saville on SHOWstudio

    We are thrilled to announce that SHOWstudio will be celebrating the life and work of seminal graphic designer, Peter Saville this week! Saville and Nick Knight have a long history of collaboration since the artist played a key role in SHOWstudio's beginnings. The week will commence with the launch of a newly cut version of Saville's revelatory 2015 'In Fashion' interview on Wednesday 8 November 2017 15:00 GMT, followed by Soft Furnishings, a fashion film created from archive footage of Knight and Saville's 2009 editorial for Wallpaper* magazine's 'Sex' issue. Launching Sunday 12 November 2017 17:00 GMT you can also watch Saville's archive 'In Camera' interview with Lou Stoppard. 

    In the meantime, visit SHOWstudio x MACHINE-A to shop Saville and Julie Verhoeven's wallpaper print, based on Forget-Me-Not, the interactive computer wallpaper created by the two artists in 2001. 

    Make sure to tune in, and explore SHOWstudio's wealth of material on the artist who defined British visual culture.

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    Don't miss our illustrators in residence at 15 Floral Street!

    In October 2017 SHOWstudio opened a pop-up gallery at 15 Floral Street in Covent Garden. The space aims to continue SHOWstudio's mission of displaying the best talent in illustration and the graphic arts at an affordable price range, as well as allowing a glimpse behind the scenes of the fashion industry. Throughout November and December 2017 the gallery will host some of our illustrators in residence, giving the public a chance to see their artworks come to life. 

    Up first is Frida Wannerberger who's worked for Pringle of Scotland, as well as Elle, A Magazine, Harper's Bazaar and Lula, followed by Jenifer Corker who creates intricate embroidered illustrations. December will see painter and illustrator Poppy Waddilove whose dreamlike images have been featured on Vogue Digital, Grazia and The Edit, followed by Connie Lim who's worked for brands like Guerlain and Bulgari. The series will conclude with artist, director and longtime SHOWstudio collaborator Rei Nadal, who's used her unique eye working for Gareth Pugh and Primal Scream, and Velwyn Yossy who splits her time between London and Los Angeles and works across the lines of art, fashion and design.

    The pop-up is open Tuesday-Friday 11AM-7PM and Saturday 12 PM-6 PM. We are closed Sunday and Monday. See the schedule below and make sure to come by, or shop the artists' work online on SHOWstudio x MACHINE-A.

    Frida Wannerberger

    10-11 November 2017

    Jenifer Corker

    23-25 November 2017

    Poppy Waddilove

    1-2 December 2017 

    Connie Lim 

    8-12 December 2017

    Rei Nadal

    14 December 2017

    Velwyn Yossy

    15-16 December 2017


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    Posturing: Photographing the Body in Fashion

    Today sees the opening of Posturing: Photographing the Body in Fashion, an exciting new exhibition co-curated by Holly Hay and Shonagh Marshall!
    The first iteration of a three-part partnership with luxury online retailer THE OUTNET.COM and the first from the duo, the exhibition examines the role of the female body in contemporary fashion photography, focusing on the form and posture of the model within each image. 
    On display are a carefully curated selection of images charting a movement in which the body is captured in extraordinary gestures and poses. Showcasing the likes of Johnny Dufort, Brianna Capozzi, Tyrone Lebon and Coco Capitán, the exhibition brings together diverse photographic stylings with the common theme of interest in shape and structure. 
    Divided under different titles - Casting, Hair and Make-up, Set Design, Layout, Location - each section invites the viewer to question and consider the models, their pose, form and styling. One is challenged to contemplate the effect of a fashion photograph on the presentation of the garment it celebrates. Each image sits in a beautifully matched coloured frame, as if a subtle undertone from each image has been selected and utilised.
    Posturing: Photographing the Body in Fashion is on show at 10 Thurloe Place, London, SW7 2RZ from November 2 – November 12, 2017. Don't miss this beautiful show, reflecting a defiant new movement in the medium.
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    OUT NOW! Shop the latest drop of Gosha Rubchinskiy

    Brand new A/W 17 menswear pieces have landed from menswear designer Gosha Rubchinskiy!

    Rubchinskiy’s latest drop is available now on our SHOWstudio/MACHINE-A e-store, always fast-selling, be sure to grab before the items go! 

    Visit our In Fashion interview with the designer to find out more about the inspirations and references that influence his designs.

    To find out about future drops follow SHOWstudio's blog or subscribe to MACHINE-A!






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    Lou Stoppard is our November guest curator for Tumblr

    In keeping with our tradition of handing over the SHOWstudio Tumblr to a different contributor the first week of every month, our November guest curator will be none other than editor-at-large Lou Stoppard. Stoppard will be publishing exciting extracts from her brand new book, Fashion Together released earlier this month by Rizzoli. 

    'You find a mate who’s going to complement the parts of you that are missing and that’s what both of us do, because Michèle left to her own devices would be in a tent in the wilderness.' - Rick Owens on Michèle Lamy from Fashion Together.

    Follow our Tumblr all this week from 1 November to gain never before seen access into the making of Fashion Together! Shop here.

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    Live illustrating at our 15 Floral Street pop-up!

    SHOWstudio is delighted to announce that both Lara Mackenzie Lee and Richard Kilroy will be live illustrating at our 15 Floral Street pop-up this week!

    The event will take place at our new pop-up on Covent Garden's Floral Street open 11am to 7pm. A rare opportunity in which you will be able to meet and see both artist's illustrate live. 

    Mackenzie, who has worked for companies such as Erdem and Selfridges, will be in the space from Tuesday 31 October to Wednesday 1 November, showcasing her surrealist fashion illustration stylings. 

    Kilroy, who rose to fame in 2010 due to his work with Dior, will be in the space from 3-4 November showcasing his sensual illustrations.

    Browse Kilroy's or Lee's work in store. 









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    SHOWstudio has a fashion illustration pop-up on Floral Street!

    Nick Knight and his award winning fashion website SHOWstudio are offering the public a chance to explore their extensive archive of original fashion illustrations at a brand new pop-up on Covent Garden's newly opened Floral Street!

    The space will be open until January 2018 and will host a selection of SHOWstudio's illustrators taking residency, allowing the public a chance to watch them work first hand. The space also offers visitors a chance to sit on one of SHOWstudio's panel sets. The gorgeous chairs, usually reserved only for panelists are arranged to create a reading corner with a curated selection of books and magazines.

    SHOWstudio has consistently pushed the boundaries of communicating fashion and all stages of the creative process. Throughout the years, as a key advocate of fashion illustration, SHOWstudio has gathered a community of the most exciting emerging and established illustrators and commissioned a variety of unique and collectable artworks for its seasonal collections coverage and for special projects. As affordable and unique pieces, these artworks offer a perfect entry point for future art collectors and the SHOWstudio Floral Street pop-up provides the perfect environment to introduce these artists and illustrators to a much deserved wider audience.

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    Explore the incredible work from Restore The Music UK

    Restore The Music is a UK based charity that funds music education by providing instruments directly to state schools across London. To raise awareness for this cause, Polly Moore, longtime supporter of Nick Knight and SHOWstudio, has asked Rankin to make a series of films, releasing 3 October 2017. 

    In Moore's own words; 'The idea was to have one film which simply encapsulated the power of music in life and present the existence of RTM UK (the DNA Film), and the other (Battle of the bands) presents a simple snapshot of the charity through our music competition which took place in July.'

    Restore The Music has now granted £600,000 to 20 schools in 9 boroughs, reaching over 16,000 children!

    Explore their work here.

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