Running from 13 October 2016 to 5 February 2017, The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined exhibition opens at the Barbican, exploring the challenging subject of taste in fashion, from the renaissance through to contemporary design. It showcases over 120 objects, from 18th century corsets, to contributions from leading contemporary designers such as Walter van Beirendonck, Stephen Jones, Moschino and Vivienne Westwood.
Part of our Fashion Film Exclusives series, a two-minute short film directed by Danny Sangra, following three female protagonists as they sight-see around Paris, wearing Balenciaga runway looks head-to-toe, which will be available at mytheresa.com.
Hospital Rooms is a charity initiative co founded by artist, Tim A Shaw and curator, Niamh White. The charity was formed through the joint ambition to improve conditions for residents staying at mental health rehabilitation centres, commissioning groups of artists to refurbish the wards.
Hospital Rooms' debut project took place at the Phoenix Unit at Springfield University hospital in Tooting this year, where artists such as Nick Knight and Gavin Turk were invited to install an artwork of their choice.
The project has just launched on SHOWstudio, where the works have been documented in an online gallery, as well as via interviews with some of the artists involved. Be sure to check out the project to learn more about the motivations behind the works as well as the way they have affected both patients, staff and artists!
Revisit the S/S 17 season with our live panel discussions. Lou Stoppard and industry experts will be rounding up the NYFW, LFW, MFW and PFW shows, discussing the highlights and notable moments.
Follow our schedule below to stay up-to-date:New York Fashion Week: 10 Oct at 10:30 GMTPanelists:Charlotte Roberts, stylist.Finn MacTaggart, editor.Stavros Karelis, director.London Fashion Week: 10 Oct at 17:30 GMTPanelists:Masha Mombelli, stylist.Sasha Wilkins, writer.Rebecca Gonsalves, writer.Daniella Radojcin, editor-at-large.Milan Fashion Week: 11 Oct at 10:30 GMTPanelists:Jessica Bumpus, writer.Dilara Findikoglu, designer.Paris Fashion Week: 11 Oct at 17:30 GMTPanelists:Mimma Viglezio, creative consultant.Reba Maybury, editor.Gianluca Longo, stylist.Masha Mombelli, styilst.Mandi Lennard, PR.While you wait, head to our Collections page to stay up to date with everything S/S 17.
Amazing mens and womenswear pieces from A/W 16 collections have landed in the SHOWstudio shop available for purchase!
Xander Zhou plays with form and function in his clothing. The Beijing based designer favours the use of unconventional materials and deconstruction in his work creating a unique intracacy.
Known for her hand painted unisex designs, Claire Barrow premiered as part of Fashion East in 2012. Barrow makes wearable art works with a punk DIY twist.
Antwerp's Royal Academy of Fine Art graduate, Hyein Seo, designs with counterculture in mind creating comic text and subversive slogan tees. Originally from South Korea, Seo brings a fusion of Asian and European aesthetic into her collections.
Shop all their work now!
Today marks the opening of Nick Knight: Image, Knight's first solo exhibition at the Daelim Museum in South Korea. The exhibition brings together over 100 works and installations, making up a pivotal selection of work from throughout Knight's career. The exhibition features incredible early work such as the 'Skinheads' series, right through to his iconic portraits of Kate Moss and countless others.
To celebrate, SHOWstudio launched a comprehensive digital catalogue of Knight's work. Be sure not to miss!
Edited by our very own Younji Ku, the film captures the beautiful Jazelle Zanaughtti - scouted by Nick Knight via Instagram, in action. Be sure to watch the film to catch Zanaughtti in looks from Comme des Garçons A/W 16 styled by Katie Shillingford, with makeup and intricate floral body paintings by Isamaya Ffrench.
Today a brand new edit of Olivier Rousteing's 'In Fashion' interview is available to watch on SHOWstudio!
Building on a limited-edition launch from July, Pharrell Williams and adidas debut Hu - a collection of apparel and shoes that celebrates cultural diversity around the world.
Pharrell has used this launch to share stories and traditions of humanity, and the 19-piece Hu collection features 14 items of apparel and five styles of footwear, combining adidas’ latest innovations with Pharrell’s vision.
adidas Originals = PHARRELL WILLIAMS Hu launches globally on 29 September 2016.
Take a look at their launch video here.
Catch up on our newly edited In Fashion interview with Venetia Scott!
SHOWstudio editor Lou Stoppard sat down with Venetia Scott, known foremost for her work as a stylist, to discuss everything from her childhood, to her 2005 career change to photography. Scott delves into her time at Vogue, describing its similarities to her institutionalised boarding school days, and explores her intention to let go of status symbols in her work.
Our live panel discussions with Lou Stoppard and industry experts have begun!
See our PFW S/S 17 schedule below:
Saint Laurent 27 September at 20:00 BST
Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor.
Amy De La Haye, professor.
Karl Plweka, fashion editor and stylist.
John-Michael O'Sullivan, architect.
Dilys Williams, director.
Lucy Moore, director.
Dior 30 September 14:30 BST
Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor.
Becky Smith, art director.
Carlo Brandelli, designer.
Rebecca Gonsalves, writer.
Jane Lewis, designer.
Comme Des Garçons 1 October 17:00 BST
Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor
While you wait for the panels, head to our Collections page to stay up to date with the S/S 17 shows!
Our final S/S 17 fashion week illustrator is Carylann Loeppky! Make sure to not miss any of her Paris Fashion Week illustrations.
Carylann is a Vancouver based painter known for her striking portraits and figurative work. Her career in the fashion industry began as a stylist in the underground music scene where her graphic aesthetic lead to her creating album artwork for an influential Vancouver music label.
In 2015, SHOWstudio collaborated with New York-based director Christelle de Castro on the fashion film Open Up, and it has been shortlisted for this year's Fashion Film Festival Milano (24th-26th September).
The film was created exclusively for SHOWstudio and MACHINE-A, featuring Nicopanda S/S 16 clothing - a collection inspired by the juxtaposing characteristics of ballerinas and punks.
We are thrilled at Christelle de Castro's recognition at the Fashion Film Festival Milano - an international event where fashion films from all over the world are showcased, and unique talent is supported.
Be sure to remind yourself of Open Up here!
This October (17 to 29 October), Stary Browar in Poznań (Poland) will become a home to creative workshops, lively debates, as well as creative discussions. Art and Fashion Forum (AFF) offer two panel discussions of the Open University on 29 October: a debate on fashion and a debate on art. Both panels will be moderated by SHOWstudio. The videos of the debates will be available on SHOWstudio, getting global online reach for the first time in the AFF's history.
The theme and inspiration for all participants and guests of the event is Different = Irreplaceable.
'The theme of the 10th Anniversary of Art and Fashion Forum by Grażyna Kulczyk calls for us to all embrace each other’s differences and help bring about a future where people are celebrated for their uniqueness and individuality, sentiments that I entirely agree with' says Nick Knight.
Opening 6 October 2016, the exhibition - Knight's first ever solo show, features over 100 works and installations highlighting the artists ever-evolving style.
Look out for the project on SHOWstudio to see standout pieces such as works from Skinheads, Dripping Rose and more!
Remember our Tumblr curation from REMEMBER YOU WERE MADE TO BE USED? The multi-media platform will be hosting an installation at Ditto, opening on 22 September 2016. The exhibition challenges and complies with the way today's copy and paste generation consumes imagery, through the recurrent motifs of surveillance, censorship and the male youth as elements at the centre of REMEMBER's work.
PRELUDE is an introduction to the collaboration with illyr. This week long installation will be a continuation of REMEMBER’s own work as well as fragments from the new movement. At the centre of the show will be a screening of their debut music video; the first glimpse at their upcoming body of work, [SCROLLING SUBCONSCIOUS].
The launch is from 19:00 - 21:00 tomorrow night and the exhibition runs until 28 September 2016.