Milk Jagger is a vision of eighties American male machismo warped into a hazy queer fantasy.
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Our 'In Fashion' project is a series of in-depth, exclusive interviews featuring a myriad of individuals who help shape the ever-changing landscape of contemporary fashion.
The latest installment sees Lou Stoppard chat with the artist Gosha Rubchinskiy, who opens up about his childhood, influences and ambitions. Rubchinskiy's work is known for the romance of youth, Russian religious roots and the clash between the Russian post-soviet mentality and growing up in a country undergoing huge political, economical and cultural change after dissolution of the USSR in 1991.
His multidisciplinary, multi-media approach is Rubchinskiy's way of building his own world and ideology. He designs his collections, photographs them, casts models, produces his lookbooks and seasonal fanzines, as well as producing films and albums. He has recently published a book titled 'Youth Hotel.'
On Wednesday, October 28, Veuve Clicquot will host their first event for The Widow Series initiative, an annual Halloween happening designed exclusively by their creative partners. Their first collaboration is with Nick Knight who has created an evening inspired by fear, death and the senses.
Knight has asked artists, designers and filmmakers to create unique and interactive exhibtition pieces, including the likes of designer Gareth Pugh, illustrator Unskilled Worker, filmmaker Rei Nadal, tattoo artist Scott Campbell and model Tessa Kuragi.The exclusive pieces of art will be showcased in an immersive exhibition correlating to the theme of All Hallows' Eve.
The event and exhibition will include a further revolutionary feature. By using the hashtag #TheWidowSeries on Instagram and Twitter when taking a photograph of the event, the imagery will be projected onto our unique 3D interactive floorplan, allowing everyone to experience the space and the exhibition in real time. So if you're not there for the opening event, or can't make it to our free public exhibition the next day, you can still see all the happenings live on SHOWstudio.
Mark your calendars and join the Halloween fun on October 28 and 29 on SHOWstudio! While you wait, check out Isamaya Ffrench's downloadable masks and submit images of you wearing them to be in for the chance of being featured in our Submission Gallery.
Ever wanted to be a fashion designer? Or live in the 1950s? Now, with the help of longtime SHOWstudio collaborator and respected writer, Iain R. Webb, you can design your own glamorous wardrobe of ballgowns, suits and cocktail dresses.
Inspired by images found in British Vogue issues from the fifties, Webb has released the Vogue Colouring Book, accompanied by fashion and style tips captions from the original pages of Vogue. Readers can colour their way through iconic garments and redesign them in their own colour palettes.
Get your hands on this exclusive book on November 5th. While you wait, watch our Vogue On books discussion in 'Book Club.'
The designer Melissa Tofton cut her teeth at Middlesex University, Savile Row's Henry Rose and at a specialist leather bondage store in Berlin. Influenced by these experiences, her clothing fuses bondage with tailoring and craftsanship.
For her S/S 16 collection, Tofton has teamed up with photographer Katja Mayer, set designer Miguel Bento and Feast Films, creating a fashion film titled 'Leather.' Featuring Stoya, the adult film actress, 'Leather' is intensely sensual and passionate, with entwining bodies battling with the juxtaposition between restriction and movement.
With a sci-fi soundtrack by Yasmina Dexter, the film captures the tactile conversation between textures and bodies, clad in Tofton's pices for the spring/summer season which utilises pony skin, hand-rippled chiffon silks, horse hair and cashmere wools.
Nick Knight has taken his Amor shoot for V Magazine one step further, championing the medium of fashion film once again.
The original shoot first took inspiration from Anselm Kiefer’s blackened sunflower heads and set out to explore the many parallels between love and creativity. With the help of Amanda Harlech, Knight further embraced the concept in this fashion film, choosing to set the final images of model Molly Bair ablaze. The film begins with a haunting look through the imagery then sees Bair's fire-lit face melt before being pieced back together again.
SHOWstudio’s first Fashion Film Award is now open for entries!
Knight has set the brief and now, aspiring filmmakers are invited to create a short fashion film for the chance to win a set of incredible prizes.
The winner will receive £10,000 to create a film for SHOWstudio with mentoring from Nick Knight. They will also receive RED Digital Cinema’s latest professional camera, RED Raven Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens and a trip to Australia to attend an exclusive screening of their film.
Entries will be judged by Nick Knight and QIC’s Director of Investment Management, Stuart Miller, along with a panel of respected industry figures comprised of designer Gareth Pugh, filmmaker Ruth Hogben, icon Daphne Guinness and artistic director of DIESEL and founder of Nicopanda, Nicola Formichetti.
Finalists will be invited to a London-based screening of their films at the QIC Fashion Film Award ceremony in February 2016 where the overall winner will be announced.
To enter, submit a film of no more than 5 minutes long to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each entry will then be reviewed and added to SHOWstudio’s online submissions gallery.
'Untitled Project' is a new form of broadcast where an image-driven conversation is set up over split-screens, showcasing the image curation of the stream. Our first conversation, Stage One, chaired by Daryoush Haj-Najafi, centres on the idea of youth. Haj-Najafi is joined by Nick Knight and the design duo behind the Japanese brand Cav Empt, Sk8thing and Toby Feltwell.
Tune in at 11:30 BST to watch this pioneering presentation and shop Cav Empt pieces in our SHOWstudio/MACHINE-A online store.
SHOWstudio and Veuve Clicquot are proud to introduce 'A Beautiful Darkness,' in collaboration with Clicquot's new annual 'Widow Series'.
SHOWstudio's investigation into death and the macabre began with Katherine Zarella's essay on death and fashion. The investigation continues later this month with a collaborative event and exhibition exploring the traditional themes of Halloween.
Showcasing over fifteen artists' work, the event will play host to a series of curated rooms by pioneering artists, filmmakers, and designers, including work from taxidermist Rose Robson and designer Gareth Pugh.
Stay tuned for further information and while you wait, watch Rose Robson at work.
SHOWstudio are pleased to anounce their first ever Fashion Film Award in collaboration with QIC Global Real Estate
Check back Wednesday 21 October to learn more about this opportunity for filmmakers across the globe. Apply for the chance to showcase your skills, ideas and creativity.
While you wait, why not revisit SHOWstudio's fashion film archive? Pieces like Girly, The Elegant Universe, #asif, Dynamic Blooms, Perfect and Tom Ford S/S 16 are all so different and show the diverse ways of embracing this medium.
Nicola Formichetti's Nicopanda brand now has a new e-commerce platform, www.nicopanda.com. Having previously been able to purchase a selection of Nicopanda products from SHOWstudio / MACHINE-A's e-store, Nicopanda is now more widely available than ever.
Formichetti has filmed a special Nicopanda film to mark the launch. 'We are thrilled to bring our edit of this collection to our global community, offering a seamless, uncluttered presentation inspired by and designed with Nicopanda attitude. Nicola Formichetti is well known for his love of online technology and social media and our online store complements and reinforces this philosophy,' said Kevin Kollenda, CEO of Nicopanda.
For their Issue 04, 25 Magazine collaborated with director Gordon Von Steiner on a fashion film. Entitled The Visitor, the film sees Guinevere Van Seenus, Josephine Le Tutour and Roberto Sipos in an intensely dramatic relationship laden with suspense.
Styled by Karen Kaiser, the eerie country house setting rendered in monochrome alludes to the issue's themes of sensuality, power and sensations.
The S/S 16 season is over which means it’s time for our round-up panels to begin!
Don’t miss industry experts poring over the shows from each city to see what they really think. Chaired by SHOWstudio editor Lou Stoppard, each discussion is bound to be an interesting one.
New York Round-Up: Thursday 15 October at 10:30 BST
Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor
Alex Fury, fashion editor of The Independent
Susanna Lau, fashion blogger and writer (otherwise known as Susie Bubble)
Dan Thawley, editor of A Magazine Curated By
Stavros Karelis, founder and buying director of MACHIINE-A
London Round-Up: Thursday 15 October at 15:00 BST
Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor
Frances Corner, head of London College of Fashion
Gianluca Longo, contributing editor of W Magazine
Sasha Wilkins, style journalist and founder of LibertyLondonGirl.com
Tom Rasmussen, freelance writer and contributing writer of Wondlerland magazine
Milan Round-Up: Friday 16 October at 10:30 BST
Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor
Jo Ellison, fashion editor at the Financial Times
Andrew Davis, men’s fashion director at Wonderland magazine
Julia Hobbs, junior fashion features associate at British Vogue
Paris Round-Up: Friday 16 October at 15:30 BST
Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor
Lucy Norris, fashion historian and lecturer
Harriet Quick, style writer and author
Jane McFarland, fashion features editor at MATCHESFASHION.COM
Unretouched screenshots from my shoot this weekend in Paris. Full story coming out soon.
Photographer: Alon Shastel
Styling: Odie Senesh
Our last Head to Head of the season is now available to watch on-demand.
Creative consultant Mimma Viglezio and esteemed fashion journalist Colin McDowell chose to spotlight Miu Miu's S/S 16 show as the main topic of conversation while touching on many other Paris Fashion Week highlights including John Galliano's Maison Margiela, Louis Vuitton and the trend-defying Comme des Garçons.
Both McDowell and Viglezio don't hold back when it comes to revealing their true opinion, making for a truly entertaining discussion. 'Despite all the viciousness that has come out my mouth, I still get excited at the shows and I still think they're very important culturally. I think we should all try a little harder,' finished McDowell.
Watch the lively chat here. Make sure you catch up with the rest of our Head to Head's from London, Milan and New York and check out the rest of our PFW collections coverage.
What does a flower with no scent smell like? Comme des Garçons have the answer with their new fragrance, Floriental. To celebrate the launch, the brand tapped long-time flower lover Nick Knight to create a film exploring this re-imagination.
This time round, Comme have thrown out the formal rules of perfumery. Based on the odourless cistus flower, Floriental is unlike any other perfume. The fragrance has no definitive notes, resulting in a confusing yet intoxicating blend of sandalwood, pink pepper and plum liqueur.
Knight’s film reflects this untraditional disruption in the form of a flower breaking down and disappearing into nothingness. Check out the entire film and take a look at Knight’s photography book focused on all things flora and fauna.