1. by SHOWstudio .

    Cecilia Carlstedt is our Milan Fashion Week illustrator!

    Milan Fashion Week has begun and we have a new illustrator interpreting the S/S 16 collections.

    Cecilia Carlstedt has been illustrating since 2003 from her native Sweden and has been commissioned by the likes of Elle, Vogue and W Magazine. Her work is intrinsically linked to the world of fashion, combining the traditional pencil and ink with more contemporary mediums. 

    Look out for Carlstedt’s first illustrations on the SHOWstudio Tumblr and revisit our previous illustrators’ work.   

  2. by SHOWstudio .

    Milan fashion week S/S 16 schedule is announced

    It's Milan Fashion Week!

    The fashion shows have moved on to the next city, and with that, we have new panel discussions coming up, discussing the Italian designers.

    Note down the dates and don't miss any of the action. 


    Gucci: Wednesday 23 Septemer at 14:00 BST

    Panelists include:

    Lou Stoppard, SHOWtudio editor.

    Rebecca Gonsalves, writer.

    Rosemary Wallin, academic.

    Lucy Moore, Claire de Rouen Books director.

    Hywel Davies, writer.

    Topics include fashion's relationship with gender and androgyny, Gucci's new branding and how to re-brand successfully. 


    Prada: Thursday 24 September at 17:00 BST

    Panelists include: 

    Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor.

    Katie Baron, journalist.

    Hettie Judah, writer.

    Nathalie Khan, fashion historian. 

    Bertie Brandes, fashion journalist.

    Topics include the opening of the Prada foundation and the relationship between fashion and art, as well as taste and vulgarity within fashion.


    Roberto Cavalli: Saturday 26 September at 11:30 BST

    Panelists include:

    Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor.

    Dal Chodha, Archivist editor.

    Richard Mortimer, Ponystep editor.

    Natalie Theo, writer.

    John Michael O'Sullivan, architect and writer.

    Topics include the appointment of Peter Dundas, the relevance of sex and fashion on the runway and how Milanese fashion can stay fresh, modern and innovative. 


    Special thanks to Fritz-Hansen and Skandium for providing the chairs. 

  3. by SHOWstudio .

    Watch our Claire Barrow S/S 16 panel on-demand

    Our first LFW live panel is available to watch on-demand. 

    Focusing on designer of the moment Claire Barrow, industry experts Hettie Judah, Caryn Franklin and Dominic Jones joined SHOWstudio editor Lou Stoppard to talk Barrow’s S/S 16 collection. The panellists also touched on a number of topical issues including political fashion, the pressure on young brands to operate in a certain way and whether high fashion can be radical and revolutionary.

    Check out the entire discussion now and get your fashion week fix with our collections coverage.  

    A special thanks to Ottolenghi for providing catering and to Fritz-Hansen and Skandium for providing the chairs.

  4. by SHOWstudio .

    Our Marc Jacobs S/S 16 panel is on-demand now

    Our last NYFW panel discussion, discussing Marc Jacobs S/S 16, is now available to watch on-demand. 

    Figures from across the fashion industry joined SHOWstudio editor Lou Stoppard to debate what makes a great campaign, the balance between designers and social media and the continuing grunge aesthetic along with Jacobs’ ‘premiere’ show.

    Watch now to hear thoughts from the likes of stylist Charlotte Roberts, author Hettie Judah, writer Harriet Verney and MACHINE-A’s founder, Stavros Karelis

    Don’t forget to check out the rest of our collections coverage and stay tuned for more live panels. 

    Many thanks to Ottolenghi for providing catering and to Fritz-Hansen and Skandium for providing the chairs. 

  5. by SHOWstudio .

    London Fashion Week S/S 16 panel schedule is here

    London Fashion Week is here!

    Our live panel discussions continue with more experts from the industry commenting on key shows and chatting to Lou Stoppard about a range of topics affecting fashion today. 

    See the schedule and mark your diaries to make sure you don't miss any of the live action from the studio.


    Claire Barrow: Sunday 20 September at 13:30 BST

    Panelists include:

    Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor.

    Hettie Judah, writer.

    Caryn Franklin, fashion journalist.

    Dominic Jones, jeweller.

    Topics include pressure on young brands to operate in a uniform way and thebest strategy for them, the multidisciplinarity of designers and the relatiohsip between fashion and politics.


    Erdem:  Monday 21 September at 11:00 BST

    Panelists include:

    Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor.

    John Michael O'Sullivan, architect and writer.

    Rosemary Wallin, academic.

    Caren Downie, designer.

    Dan Thawley, editor-in-chief.

    Topics include the importance of opening a brick and mortar store, next steps for Erdem atfer his first decade in fashion, London's new establishment and the direction of women's luxury market. 


    Marques' Almeida: Tuesday 22 September at 13:00 BST

    Panelists include:

    Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor. 

    Hettie Judah, writer.

    Emma Farrow, Finery design director.

    Cora Delaney, writer.

    Topics include the brand's LVMH win, the business of street style and the way young brands can utilise the web.


    Special thanks to Fritz-Hansen and Skandium for providing the chairs. 

  6. by SHOWstudio .

    Gary Warnett talks the history of hoodies Sportswear

    In the latest instalment of Sportswear, a project exploring the history of key garments motivated by the influence of sporty shapes in high-fashion, Gary Warnett talks about the history of the hooded sweatshirt and how it became prominent in sport as well as fashion.

    He notes the 80s as 'the point where the hoodie ceases to be an athletic item and becomes a real statement of fashion. The small 'c' of Champion became a colossal signifier and a staple.' Unlike in the 80s when kids in the UK had to track down a hoodie, now, Warnett says 'it's like a Starbucks or a McDonald's. You're never more than ten minutes away from somewhere you can probably buy a hoodie. No matter where you are.'

    Catch the talk online now and don’t forget to check out the rest of the series.


  7. by SHOWstudio .

    Alina Zamanova is our LFW Illustrator!

    As the S/S 16 fashion season continues, we have invited the Ukrainian Alina Zamanova, to depict the catwalk looks in her fluid style. 

    Her work focuses specifically on fashion illustration, textile design and animation working in mixed media, such as acrylic, charcoal and watercolour.

    Stay tuned to see Zamanova's first illustrations on the SHOWstudio Tumblr and make sure you check our Collections page for all the up-to-date coverage of the shows.

  8. by SHOWstudio .

    DKNY S/S 16 live panel is on-demand now

    Our next live panel discussion from NYFW featuring DKNY S/S 16 is now available to watch on-demand on SHOWstudio. 

    A panel of experts including writer John Michael O’Sullivan, freelance creative director and fashion stylist Soki Mak, Central St Martins and London College of Fashion lecturer Nathalie Khan and ASOS’s Cora Delaney joined Lou Stoppard, SHOWstudio editor, to discuss the shuttering of Donna Karan and the legacy of the brand, the ascent of Public School and their success, the role of diffusion lines as well as their potential successes and failures.

    Make sure you catch the debate online now and get your fashion week fix in our Collections page. 

    Special thanks to Rococo chocolates for providing the catering and thanks to Fritz Hansen and Skandium for the furniture. 




  9. by SHOWstudio .

    Our next 'In Camera' subject is Kanye West!

    Launched in 2003, In Camera introduced a completely new premise to the interview format. Allowing a global online audience - as well as the interviewee’s friends, family and peers - to pose questions answered during a live and unedited broadcast, In Camera offers the public the unique chance to both watch and participate in candid and often revelatory interviews with world-renowned image-makers, designers, models and artists.

    Our interview with legendary photographer David Bailey in 2003 was only the start: this ongoing, ever-expanding series has seen interviews with model Kate Moss, graphic designer Peter Saville, artist Tracey Emin, musician and actress Björk, fashion designers Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood, photographers Nick Knight and Juergen Teller and recording artist Lady Gaga. Questions have been posed by the likes of Michael Jackson, Quentin Tarantino, Hedi Slimane, Marina Abramovic, Azzedine Alaia, John Galliano, Mario Testino and many more. 

    Our next In Camera subject will be the one-and-only Kanye West, a man whose every move is scrutinised and analysed. His mind, aesthetic and music remain as misunderstood and complex as they are surveyed. He is both celebrity and enigma. In October 2015, West will be under the spotlight, answering questions from his peers, fans and friends. Stay tuned for the date of the livestream.

    Kanye West will be taking questions from peers, fans and friends. Submit now via SHOWstudio's In Camera project. Peruse the rest of In Camera while you wait. 

  10. by SHOWstudio .

    Transformative: Isamaya Ffrench for Novembre Magazine

    The latest instalment of Transformative, a series in conjunction with Subjective where stylists, make-up artists and hairdressers discuss the behind-the-scenes work on the world’s most iconic images, sees Isamaya Ffrench talk to Nick Knight about working with Nicolas Coulomb for Novembre Magazine.

    Ffrench tells Knight about the importance of her team, pushing creative boundaries and her creative process prior to a shoot, ensuring she creates a story and a narrative through her work.

    Of this image, she recollects, 'this series was about warping the normal parts of someone. This is my eye. It was the only way we could have shot that image. I was happy to do that on myself.'

    Head to SHOWstudio to watch the interview and check out the rest of the series which includes interviews with Val Garland and Sam McKnight.

  11. by SHOWstudio .

    'Hell Is Empty. And All The Devils Are Here' for W Magazine October 2015

    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’.

    Knight's editorial for W Magazine’s October issue, Hell Is Empty. And All The Devils Are Here, sees Guinness majestically and regally embody 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. 

    Born out of Knight’s passion for theatricality and Shakespearian style, the shoot is an interplay between loftiness and wit, comedy and tragedy, underpinned by the dress styles of the period. The elaborate, narrative-filled garments that fill the editorial include include pieces by Givenchy, Giles, Vivienne Westwood, Gareth Pugh and more, alongside pieces from Guinness' own extensive wardrobe.

    Explore the theatrical editorial imagery and stay tuned for the fashion film. 

  12. by SHOWstudio .

    Tessa Kuragi by Nick Knight for AnOther A/W 15

    The model and artist Tessa Kuragi and photographer Nick Knight came together in a dark, subversive and fetishist shoot for the Volume 2, Issue 2 A/W 15 issue of AnOther magazine. The spread, featuring fashion from Givenchy, Alexander McQueen and Maison Margiela explores Sigmund Freud’s theories of pleasure and pain, the unconscious and the imaginary. Throughout the shoot, Kuragi is pierced with needles and suspended from ropes with snakes winding around her body.  

    Make sure you check out the full editorial on SHOWstudio.

  13. by SHOWstudio .

    On Demand Footage of the Givenchy Live Panel is Now Available

    The first New York live panel discussion took place Saturday, 12 September 2015, with Lou Stoppard chairing the debates on Givenchy's S/S 16 offering.

    Lou Stoppard was joined by stylist Gianluca Longo, fashion writer Hilary Alexander, fashion PR Mandi Lennard and writer and historian Lucy Norris. The panel discussed the future of fashion week, the benefits and hazards of brands moving shows to different cities, the relationship between celebrity and high fashion and how Givenchy should progress with their haute couture operation. There was no doubt that everybody was a fan of Riccardo Tisci's sensual and romantic aesthetic. 

    Peruse the on demand footage of the live panel discussion.



    Special thanks to: Ottolenghi, 3 Motcomb Street, London SW1X 8LB, for the catering and thanks to Fritz Hansen and Skandium for the furniture. 

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