Happy Birthday Lady Gaga!Today SHOWstudio celebrates the birthday of fashion icon and pop sensation, Lady Gaga.Explore Gaga's long standing collaborative contributions to SHOWstudio, from her 'Monster Ball' world tour visuals to modelling the Tom Ford S/S 16 collection in Nick Knight's eponymous fashion film.'I’ve always been famous - just nobody knew about it,' says Gaga in our 2010 'In Camera' interview. 'Fame is on the inside.'
In preparation for the latest installment in our In Camera series, SHOWstudio visited the most recent exhibition of Turner Prize winning photographer, Wolfgang Tillmans.
Held in the South Tank of the Tate Modern, the curated aesthetic was true to Tillmans' style. Through exploring the possibilities of space, Tillmans provoked an emotional reaction from the viewer; whether that was through varied size of prints in each room or the emmersive sound experience.
The starting point for the work featured was 2003, often noted as the time when Tillmans' became politically awakened. The political theme continued heavily throughout. It was apparent that this exhibition was to be remembered as a moment in time - 2017 to be exact. He was clear in his political feelings. Having walked around, you got the sense that, for him, doing this exhibition may have been somewhat theraputic. Working through his ideals of the last fourteen years must have allowed some clarity of thought.
Spread through fourteen rooms, the viewer is able to move seamlessly between the old and the new. His work with i-D, his personal documentation of friends and family and even his collaborative work with Frank Ocean sat comfortably next to each other whilst conveying Tillmans' greater message. No matter what you left the exhibition feeling, one thing was for sure, it made you think and reflect; having a voice in these current times is very important.
Lou Stoppard will interview Wolfgang Tillmans on the 10th April 2017 12:15 GMT, as part of our rolling In Camera interview series. The exhibition continues to run at The Tate Modern until 11 June 2017.
North: Identity, Photography, Fashion is an exhibition curated by Lou Stoppard and Adam Murray coinciding with the North series, featured on SHOWstudio.
The aim was to unpick the identity typically associated with The North of England through a variety of mediums including; photography, text and fashion. Held at the Open Eye Gallery, in Liverpool, the exhibition opened on the 5 January and will finish on 19 March 2017.
The SHOWstudio series ran alongside the exhibition with exclusive interviews and essays provided by creatives from the North. These included designers such as Claire Barrow, Gareth Pugh, Christopher Shannon. As part of the exhibition promotion SHOWstudio took over the Open Eye Gallery's instagram for a week, showing snippets of these interviews and imagery provided.
The final essay, launched today on SHOWstudio, discusses the importance of photography as a medium to express fashion, especially in The North of England, the essay reflects and contemplates the impact of new media on this.
Revist all the series has to offer now or head to see the exhibtiion before the 19 March.
S/S 17 arrivals have launched on the SHOWstudio/MACHINE-A shop, with three new collections having just dropped!
The latest collection from ICA graduate Paula Knorr highlights her artistic background, as expressed through the clothing. Ottolinger play with the theme of contrast in their latest S/S 17 offering. The looks portray a new kind of sexuality with deconstructed construction being a key theme. Don't miss the latest collections from these emerging designers now!
From 6 March to 12 March SHOWstudio will be taking over the Open Eye Gallery Instagram!
We’ll be showing you a combination of interview clips and imagery as part of our takeover, celebrating the North: Identity, Photography, Fashion exhibition, which explores the way the North of England is depicted, constructed and celebrated in select photographs, artworks, and fashion collections.
Curated by Lou Stoppard and Adam Murray, the exhibition coincides with SHOWstudio's North interview series in which designers and creatives, such as Gareth Pugh and Claire Barrow, hailing from the North of England discuss the impact the region has had on their upbringing and creative output.
The S/S 17 collection saw Rubchinskiy collaborate with adored Italian sportswear brands; Fila, Kappa and Sergio Tacchini.
Landing today are a medley of zip-up hoodies, corduroy two pieces and sportswear looks.
See the looks on the runway as part of our collections coverage, and peruse the rest of our menswear stock for Raf Simons, Delada and more!
SHOWstudio's latest exhibition Moving Kate is now open to the public!
Featuring footage from SHOWstudio’s exclusive archives, the exhibition includes a range of fashion films, specially-commissioned illustrations, and 3D printed sculptures all capturing Moss's ability to surprise and transform before the camera.
Stop by and visit our space! We're open 10:30 - 18:00 SHOWstudio, 22d Ebury Street, Belgravia, London SW1W 0LU.
London Fashion Week kicks off today! Every season, SHOWstudio commissions a new artist to interpret key runway looks from the current collections.
Poppy Waddilove is a London-based painter and fashion illustrator. A regular attendee at London Fashion Week, where she sketches live from the runway, Waddilove's work is inspired by dream-like emotion, capturing the line and gestures of the body and creating spontaneity of movement.
Waddilove will be illustrating here in our SHOWstudio space over the LFW collections! Follow our social media platforms to watch her live or head to the SHOWstudio Tumblr to stay updated on Poppy Waddilove's take on the LFW collections!
'Found in Translation', the new exhibition of work from London College of Fashion’s MA17 Media and Communication graduates, launches tonight at the House of Vans London!
London College of Fashion and House of Vans bring together fashion and music, style and talent in this free interactive and multi-disciplinary show. The eight day exhibition showcases work from courses including MA Fashion Curation, MA Fashion Journalism, MA Fashion Photography and MA Costume for Performance and will run alongside a series of related events, talks and workshops spotlighting a new generation of communicators, practitioners and researchers.
'Celebrating Female Fashion Image Makers' will be held on Sunday 19 February from 12.30 to 13.45, as new graduate talent from London College of Fashion including Clara Giaminardi and Camilla Glorioso will present their work and discuss the relevance of gender in fashion photography. This will be followed by Kathryn Ferguson on 'Feminism and Fashion Filmmaking' from 15.00 - 17.00. Ferguson will speak on her work and discuss her unique perspective with Nilgin Yusuf.
'Found in Translation' will be running from Thursday 16 February to Sunday 26 February 2017.
SHOWstudio would like to extend a special thanks to The French House for supporting our Live Panel Discussions and supplying us with the beautiful furniture for our set
The French House is an antique business based out of London which provides a wide selection of rustic, unique furniture.
Follow our Panel Discussions to see the furniture LIVE!
New York Fashion Week has begun! Interpreting the runway looks this season is illustrator Julie Filipenko.Julie Filipenko is an artist from Tel Aviv, Israel. Her work depicts the strange relationship between innocence and perversion.Filipenko is known for her unique way of combining youthful subjects with woodland creaturesHead to the SHOWStudio Tumblr to see her A/W 17 illustrations.
Last night, young British artist Alba Hodsoll opened her show 'PoV' at the Cob Gallery, 25 Royal College Street. Curated by SHOWstudio contributor Dominic Jones and founder of GIRLS ONLY Antonia Marsh, the show explores perspective, the representation of the nude form and the question of anonymity in intimacy.
'PoV' borrows its title from an acronym that describes a genre of pornography in which sexual acts are filmed and watched from the point of view of one partner. Lit by imposing red bulbs, the works explore scenes of sexual activity, a concept that becomes apparent only with a shift of perspective. Hodsoll creates limbs, genitals and juicy flanks through rounded areas of colour and fluid lines implying negation of space. Distorting the relationship between viewer and subject, the pieces force the viewer into a narcissistic self-comparison with the work.
The show features both large scale canvases and delicate minute works on linen, board, paper or leather. The red 'Sold' dots peppered the walls of the gallery at the Private View last night, a clear indication that people want a piece of 'PoV'. Hodsoll maintains a presence in her work. Her heavily cropped and zoomed-in sex scenes can’t help but lead one to wonder where the artist is viewing the scene and who precisely is present, inspiring an inevitable voyeuristic interest in not only the works, but their creator as well.
‘PoV’ is open at the Cob Gallery from 9 – 25 February 2017.
This week marks the start of Womenswear A/W 17. With NYFW starting this Thursday, don’t miss our selection of curated social media content and catwalk imagery on our Collections page!
Stay tuned for the launch of the latest instalment of our Hospital Rooms series! This Wednesday 8 February, SHOWstudio’s Editorial Assistant Lara Johnson-Wheeler's interview with artist Michael O’Reilly launches. Explore the selection of interviews and get to know the artists promotes the improved wellbeing of mental health service users.
Genuine Leather, a new Fashion Film Submission launches this Thursday 9 February! Want to feature on SHOWstudio? Visit our submissions page for the chance to have your work considered.
Our Live Panel Discussions return this week! As a part of our comprehensive Collections coverage, tune in this Saturday 11 February at 15:00 GMT to watch our panelists discuss Calvin Klein and Raf Simons' first collection for the brand!
This week starts with an exclusive launch from SHOWstudio’s Gallery! Don’t miss our gallery’s walkthrough as it explores our new exhibition Drawing From The Archive, Monday at 15:00 GMT! Our Gallery is open 22D Ebury Street, Monday-Friday 10:30-18:00. Drop us a visit and browse through our artwork!
A new Fashion Film Submission launches this Tuesday! Watch this space! If you want your work to be considered, visit our submissions page.
Plus! Stay updated on our collections coverage! New York Fashion Week Men’s starts Wednesday 1 January, so keep a look out for our show reports, catwalk imagery, fashion illustration and curated social media!
Paris Haute Couture week has begun! Interpreting the runway looks this season is illustrator Suzy Platt.Suzy Platt is a New Zealand artist known for her paintings of large-eyed girls and sultry femme fatales.
Couture S/S 17 kicks off today! Keep up to date with our collections coverage!
Our first Live Panel Discussion on Maria Grazia Chiuri’s first couture offering as the first female head designer for Dior airs today, Monday 23 January at 14:30 GMT! Join our panelists as they discuss the collection in realtime! We will also be hosting Live Panel Discussions later in the week; Wednesday 25 January at 11:00 GMT will see the offering from Vetements dissected and Valentino’s show will be analysed at 11:00 GMT on Thursday 26 January. Tune in and join the debate!
We are also launching two brand new fashion films this week! Nick Knight’s fashion film in collaboration with Beats 'New Space', launches Tuesday 24 January and explores virtual collage and manipulation of creative space.
On Friday 26 January, we are launching a fashion film from jeweller extraordinaire Shaun Leane, entitled '18 Woodstock Street' after the designer’s base in Mayfair.