Head over to the newly-launched SHOWstudio / MACHINE-A shop to see an intimate set of images taken by Nick Knight of his son Calum. Featured clothing includes tracksuits from Gosha Rubchinskiy, Tigran Avetisyan's multicoloured hand-printed jackets, Hood By Air's masterlock chain necklace and separates from Cottweiler.
Missed yesterday's live In Fashion interview with Peter Saville? Catch up now with on-demand footage, available for a limited time only. The graphic designer and artist spoke to Lou Stoppard about his now-iconic album artwork for Factory Records, British pop culture and why he stays creative: 'To pay the rent!'
But there's more! In Fashion returns on Wednesday 10 June with a live, in-depth conversation with British designer Peter Copping of Oscar de la Renta. Following stints at Christian Lacroix, Sonia Rykiel, Louis Vuitton and Nina Ricci, Copping was handpicked by Mr de la Renta shortly before his passing to become the label’s new creative director.
Tune in live at 11.00 BST to hear Copping discuss his illustrious career, honouring Oscar’s legacy and his visions for the label’s future. While you wait, don't forget to browse the rest of the In Fashion archive.
We are very excited to announce that we will be taking over the photo studio at Graduate Fashion Week on Saturday 30 May!
Using the Xbox Kinect infrared laser scanner and the latest 3D scanning software, we will be asking sitters to remain still for up to 2 minutes, as individuals or in groups, whilst we capture their likeness. A 15 second animated video will then be sent directly to the sitter(s) to share to their own social media outlets. Sitters can decide from a variety of materials to be rendered in - whether burning chrome, oil or others - to encourage individuality and self expression through a new type of portrait sitting.
We have been experimenting with 3D scanning for over 15 years to capture the likes of Daphne Guinness, Kanye West, Naomi Campbell and the Victoria's Secret Angels for projects in music, advertising and editorial thresholds. Graduate Fashion Week trustee, Hilary Alexander OBE has been the first to be 3D scanned by SHOWstudio for this project, see her film on the @OfficialGFW Instagram page now!
Guests with tickets to the exhibition or catwalk shows on Saturday 30 May have the opportunity to take part in the activities with SHOWstudio on the day on a first come first serve basis, so don't hesitate to drop by!
Tickets for Graduate Fashion Week are available here.
Edited footage of Nasir Mazhar's candid In Fashion interview is now available! The London designer sat down with SHOWstudio editor Lou Stoppard to discuss growing up, the Nasir 'gang' and why he disagrees with the way his clothes are categorsied: 'It’s just fashion. I think it’s kind of rude to call it streetwear. Or sportswear. You don’t play sport in it, do you? Why don’t they just call it fashion?'
We are delighted to announce Nick Knight’s collaboration with esteemed menswear designer Craig Green. The pair have united to create Green's first brand campaign, promoting his Autumn/Winter 15 collection.
Since his graduate collection received the L’Oreal Professional Creative Award and was nominated for the Design Museum’s Design of the Year 2013, Green's career has gone from strength to strength. SHOWstudio has followed Green’s ascent closely. Knight explains, 'There's a brilliant tension to Craig's work - on one hand it's so simple and pure, rooted in ideas of traditional masculine work wear, but on the other it's so dynamic, so theatrical - full of energy and movement. That combination is what makes it so special to photograph.'
The campaign has been confirmed to run in a number of media print titles later this year. In addition, Knight and Green have produced a film, which will be released in the lead up to London Collections Men exclusively on SHOWstudio.
On working with Knight on this exciting project Green commented, 'I have always been a huge admirer of Nick's work, he has incredible vision and technical skill and this comes through in so many varied ways. He really understood what we wanted to express and the energy of the Autumn Winter ‘15 collection. The support of Nick, his team and SHOWstudio has been incredible.'
Keep your eyed peeled for the outcome of this dynamic collaboration. Why not revisit Lou Stoppard’s interview with Green while you wait?
We're five films into our McQueen: The London Years analysis series! Esteemed fashion journalist and friend of the late Lee McQueen Susannah Frankel sat down with Nick Knight to discuss the garments pictured in Knight's images for AnOther magazine. From the significance of the A/W 96 Dante collection to McQueen's friendship with Isabella Blow and the 'dark romance' that pervades his work, Frankel and Knight ponder the enduring impact of his extraordinary vision: 'Lee was fashion and beyond fashion and people wanted to take risks for him.'
Actress, writer and model Hari Nef has been analysing the trans aesthetic as it appears in fashion.
She's been posting her musings to our Tumblr page as part of our tradition of inviting a guest creative to control the page for seven days. Nef follows on from previous guest curators - including Alexander Fury, Michel Gaubert and Joseph Bennett - in taking over the platfrom for the first week of the month and exploring a topic close to their heart. Focusing on the history (and future) of trans visibilty within the fashion industry, Nef's curation has provided a thoughtful investigation into gender, androgyny and beauty.
If you happen to be in London and have done voting then head over to Hoxton to check out REMEMBER YOU WERE MADE TO BE USED, a multi-media installation by Rauwanne Northcott that includes an interview with Nick Knight. 7 May 2015, 10:00 - 18:00 BST, Hoxton Basement, 12-18 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6NG. @rememberyouweremadetobeused
We're halfway through Hari Nef's Tumblr take-over! The actress, writer and model has been exploring the trans aesthetic as it appears in fashion. She's posting everything from runway looks by Prada and Helmut Lang to Mario Sorrenti's portait of Juliana Huxtable.
In celebration of the opening of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at London’s V&A, fashion writer and editor Susannah Frankel collaborated with Nick Knight to produce a series of images for AnOther magazine featuring archive McQueen pieces from the nineties. Featuring everything from his 1992 MA graduation collection to the iconic 1996 Bumster trousers, each image is an ode to McQueen’s unique spirit and creative vision.
Against a backdrop of behind-the-scenes footage from the landmark shoot, Knight and Frankel candidly discuss the making of these haunting images, their working relationships with Lee and the enduring impact of his extraordinary vision.
Hari Nef's Tumblr Take-over has officially begun! The actress, writer and model introduced her guest curation with a statement of intent: 'The fact is: fashion doesn’t care about trans issues, but it absolutely loves the trans aesthetic. Fashion loves fluidity, movement, role play, discovery–body joy and body horror. These are what they are, but in the context of bodies and clothes I would argue that they comprise what I call the trans aesthetic.'
Over the next seven days Nef will be exploring this the history (and future) of this aesthetic, starting with an analysis of a Helmut Lang look from 2003. Follow now!
Knight will be speaking about some of his most influential work and discussing his role in pioneering digital content.
The event is free and open to all - come along to the Apple Store on Regent Street on Tuesday 5 May at 19:00 BST to see the candid conversation as it happens!
Working as a graphic designer and art director, Saville has created some of the most recognisable album covers of all time for Joy Division and New Order. He has also collaborated with brands including Yohji Yamamoto, Christian Dior and Alexander McQueen, and in 2000 co-founded SHOWstudio with Nick Knight.
Tune in on Wednesday 13 May at 14:30 to hear more about Saville's life in his own words. While you wait, catch up on recent In Fashion interviews with the likes of David Sims and Thomas Tait, Glen Luchford and Olivier Rousteing.
Continuing SHOWstudio's tradition of inviting a guest creative to curate our Tumblr page each month, 1 to 7 May 2015 will see actress, writer and model Hari Nef exploring the trans aesthetic as it has appeared in fashion over the years.
From runway looks by J.W. Anderson and Hood by Air to Steven Meisel's Asexual Revolution shoot for W magazine, Nef's posts seek to examine fashion content that pushes beyond mere 'androgyny' into a transcendent mode of gender fluidity.
Stay tuned for her first posts on Friday 1 May!
Catch up on our most recent In Fashion interviews with on-demand footage, available for a limited time only!
First up, SHOWstudio editor Lou Stoppard sat down with Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing on 25 April to discuss everything from ambtion and racism to Kim Kardashian and Instagram politics. This was followed by a live-streamed conversation with photographer Glen Luchford on 27 April, which saw Luchford explain his career trajectory and the changing face of the industry, from 90's Prada campaigns to the newly-revamped Gucci.
Since his first photographic commission shooting The Stone Roses for The Face in 1989, Luchford has worked for magazines including Arena, i-D, Vogue Homme International, UK and US Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Interview, and Vanity Fair. He has also produced some of the most recognisable fashion advertisments of the past twenty years, from his now-iconic Prada imagery in the late 90's to this season's campaign for the newly-revamped Gucci.
Watch live on Monday 27 April at 12:00 BST to see the interview as it happens. While you wait, browse previous In Fashions, including chats with fellow image-makers David Sims and Venetia Scott, and be sure to tune in for our sit-down with Olivier Rousteing, streaming live on Saturday 25 April at 13:30 BST!