Nick Knight and Katy England celebrate Riccardo Tisci's S/S 16 and A/W 15 Givenchy menswear collections with 'Screw'. In the latest addition to the project, Knight captures male pin-ups in a new fashion film, merging conventional masculine tropes with the unexpected and avant-garde. This fashion film, edited by Raquel Couceiro, features an array of Riccardo Tisci Givenchy pin-ups, styled by Katy England. The accompanying editorial, which featured in AnOther Man's A/W 15 issue, explores themes of gang culture, incarceration and prison wall pin-ups.
SHOWstudio's 'Subjective' series presents the history of contemporary fashion photography from the point of view of the subject. The series empowers the models and subjects of the photographs, asking them to present the often untold stories behind iconic images
In our latest series, the American model Guinevere van Seenus joins Nick Knight to talk about her experience of working with Craig McDean on the Jil Sander S/S 96 catalogue. 'That was such a beautiful experience, there wasn’t a moment on set that wasn’t fun,' adds Van Seenus.
To commemorate the life and work of the irrepressible Louise Wilson, on 16 May 2016, the anniversary of her death, SHOWstudio will - for one day only - stream uncut footage of her candid 2011 interview with Hywel Davies.
If you enjoyed the music from our Charles Jeffrey Boy Meets Wool Live Stream, have a listen to the fashion designer and regular DJ's playlist of his favourite tracks.
Jeffrey curated a selection of songs that soundtracked his LiveStudio, referencing the sounds of LOVERBOY, his club night at Vogue Fabrics Dalston. Artists include; Diana Ross, T-Rex, Outkast and Raffaella Carrà.
We have reached the halfway point of our Fashion Illustration Tumblr Take-over!
This month the SHOWstudio team delved into our extensive archive of fashion illustrations to showcase the talented artists that we have collaborated with over the years. Fashion illustrations have become a prominent component of SHOWstudio's collections coverage and projects such as Illustrating McQueen, A Beautiful Darkness and David Bowie: Oooh Fashion! To celebrate this and look back at some of the amazing work, each day we will be curating some of our favourite illustrations into themes.
Take a look at our Tumblr to see our curations so far. We've covered themes of flowers, headwear and shoes. Keep checking back to see more of our exclusive illustrations and if you like what you see, head over to our SHOWstudio/MACHINE-A store where all works are available for purchase.
Eshewing SHOWstudio's tradition of inviting a guest creative to curate our Tumblr page each month, this time, from 1-7 May 2016, the SHOWstudio team will be sharing a selection of exclusive fashion illustrations.
Throughout this month's Tumblr take-over, the team will be showcasing illustrations in a unique format, curating the artworks into daily themes such as red-haired girls, flowers, girls in glasses and stripes.
The Hell is Empty, And All The Devils Are Here fashion film is here!
In collaboration with Daphne Guinness and Simon Foxton, and sitting between the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in 2014 and the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 2016, 2015 saw Nick Knight reimagine ‘The Tempest’.
Accompanying Knight's editorial for W Magazine’s October issue, Hell Is Empty. And All The Devils Are Here, Knight's fashion film sees Guinness in looks by Givenchy, Giles, Vivienne Westwood, Gareth Pugh and more, embodying Prospero, Shakespeare's male protagonist. The RIDDLES transform into the storm itself, while models IMMA/MESS and Alex Farnworth embody the spirit and style of Shakespeare’s characters.
Over the three days Jeffrey and his team crafted a one-off garment unique garment, a dead horse and an entire theatrical stage for the LiveStudio finale performance.
Nick Knight photographed the final garment, modelled by Kevin Le Grand Bailor in an elaborate performance.
Join us on the last day as Jeffrey puts the final touches to the garments and set before Kevin Le Grand Bailor performs live in the studio, with Nick Knight dropping by to photograph the proceedings.
Be sure to submit your questions to Jeffrey for his final Q&A session.
Jeffrey and his team have been hard at work crafting the one-off garments, creating a dead horse and painting the set for tomorrow's performance.
Jeffrey was also joined by several guests, including writer Charlie Porter who discussed Jeffrey's silhouette and stylings and DJ and writer Princess Julia stopped by to chat about gender fluidity, club nights and performance theatre
Tune in again tomorrow at 11:00 BST to see Nick Knight photograph the final garment and watch Kevin Le Grand Bailor's performance. Don't forget to submit questions for tomorrow's Q&A!
Charles Jeffrey continues creating a Merino wool garment live on camera, with new set additions arriving throughout the day! Stay tuned, fashion critic Charlie Porter and dj and writer Princess Julia will be dropping in for a chat later today! Be sure to watch as he answers your questions on camera.
Follow his progress at SHOWstudio and be sure to submit questions for the Q&A sessions.
So far Jeffrey has begun crafting his one-off garment live on camera with the assistance of knitwear designer Tracey Turbitt-Lewis, Lyall Hakaraia joined for a 'stitch and bitch' chat with Jeffrey and Jeffrey answered questions from the audience in Q&A sessions.
Watch as Charles Jeffrey and knitwear designer Tracey Turbitt-Lewis create a Merino wool garment live on camera. Replicating the community atmosphere of his studio and club-night LOVERBOY at Vogue Fabrics Dalston, Jeffrey will be revealing his working process whilst friends and collaborators drop in for a chat and he answers your questions on camera.
As part of Nick Knight's Mastered image-making program, Anna Trevelyan tasked aspiring creatives with pitching a photoshoot inspired by both their own unique location and the stock at MACHINE-A. Photographer Ross Laurence submitted the winning proposal, and was given the opportunity to bring his shoot to life, with the help of Trevelyan.
The now defunct Lake Dolores Waterpark in Southern California - a location Laurence regularly passed while en route to Las Vegas - formed the backdrop.
Watch Trevelyan and Laurence behnd-the-scenes as they discuss the looks, location shots and overall aesthetic.
Over the years, numerous designers and makers have taken up residence at SHOWstudio for a set number of days to create a garment or artwork live on camera, while answering questions from viewers.
Continuing this tradition, Charles Jeffrey will be in the studio from 19 to 21 April. He will replicate his studio environment, inviting friends and collaborators to join him for chats as he works.
The pieces will be made with the help of knitwear design Tracey Turbitt-Lewis, who collaborates with Jeffrey regularly, and the final creation will be modelled by performance artist Kevin Le Grand Bailor.
The Woolmark Company team up with SHOWstudio for the first time to help provide Jeffrey with fabric expertise and special access to some of the UK’s best mills. In the weeks leading up to to the broadcast, Jeffrey visited the Laxtons and Bower Roebuck mills in Yorkshire; the former focuses on knitting craft, while the latter deals with making the fabrics themselves.
Over three days, Jeffrey will create a wool item live on camera, discussing and revealing his working process, from conception to completion. He will take questions from viewers while he works.
Be sure to tune in on 19, 20 and 21 of April to watch the process unfold live on camera!
For the first of his self-produced projects, 22-year-old artist and designer Dozie Kanu created a pair of simple dining chairs; transforming the classic curved backrest into something more contemporary.Fashioned from tubular steel, upholstered with a 'Klein blue' leather cushion and finished with brushed steel caps, the design is elegant and expressive, yet practical.As a fine art student at the School of Visual Arts, Kanu splits his time working as an assistant in various furniture design studios and art studios across New York City. 'Chair [ i ]' is a work set to depict these combined interests.'I find satisfaction when an objects form and materials align seamlessly or interestingly. I plan on continuing to make objects I want to live with. I’m definitely hazy about what the driving force behind my practice is exactly. I’m caught up in several different ideas and feel pressured to load work with meaning… it should happen organically. In that way designing functional objects is easier.'