Yesteday, 10 March, Venetia Scott visited the studio to talk about her life in fashion live on camera. On-demand footage of the stylist-turned-photographer's In Fashion conversation with Lou Stoppard is available to watch for a limited time only. Hear her discuss her 'anti-fashion' aesthetic, her early work at British Vogue, The Face and Nova magazines, her passion for 'stories rather than clothes', her long collaboration with Juergen Teller and the two characters that underpin all her shoots.
We invited Zurich-based fashion illustrator François Berthoud to be our guest Collections illustrator for the Paris Autumn/Winter 2015 season. So far, the acclaimed fashion artist has executed elegant drawings of runway looks from the Saint Laurent Paris, Veronique Branquinho, Givenchy, Chloe and Celine shows in his signature precise style.
Stay tuned for Berthoud’s final artworks on our Tumblr as he rounds up his SHOWstudio residency!
Tune in tomorrow, 10 March for a live interview with Venetia Scott. SHOWstudio editor Lou Stoppard will be talking to the stylist turned image maker at 15:30 GMT. Streaming live as part of our ongoing In Fashion interview series, the candid chat with Scott follows in the footsteps of interviews with numerous notable industry luminaries, including Craig Green, Jefferson Hack and Simon Foxton.
Don't miss the photographer discussing her distinctive style and collaborations with the likes of Juergen Teller, David Sims, and Marc Jacobs.
Born in Le Locle, Switzerland, Berthoud graduated from the School for Graphic Design, Lausanne in 1982, before moving between Paris, Milan and New York.
His early fashion illustrations were championed by Anna Piaggi in Vanity Fair, and he has since appeared in publications such as Vogue and Numero as well as advertisements for brands including Viktor&Rolf, Bulgari and Tiffany. In 2014, he drew upon his background as a cartoonist to produce an animated comic strip for Prada's Candy Florale perfume.
His experimental style is renowned for its precision and elegant eroticism, and his hand-made aesthetic employs the increasingly unusual technique of linocutting in order to capture both mood and moment with irony and artistry.
Stay tuned for the first of his works on the SHOWstudio Tumblr, and review the work of our guest Milan Fashion Week artist Gordon Flores while you wait.
Create your own Marques'Almeida campaign for the chance to win a piece from the label, fresh from the runway!
Encapsulating the undone aesthetic that underpins their collections, the Marques'Almeida S/S 15 campaign is the antidote to the photoshopped advertising imagery that dominates fashion. The M'A duo handed creative responsibility to their young studio team, the same crew that made the collection, and asked them to follow their intuition and dream freely.
In keeping with Marques'Almeida's passion for street-inspired fashion and their love for the raw, honest imagery of style titles such as The Face and early Dazed & Confused, SHOWstudio, Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida invite you to eschew Photoshop and the expensive production that goes behind polished high fashion campaigns and offer up your own home-crafted Marques'Almeida S/S 15 campaign.
Either style yourself in some new season Marques'Almeida, or choose something in homage to the brand - a vintage piece, some frayed denim to channel the M'A signature, an item borrowed from a friend or even nothing at all! The 'campaigns' can be as literal or as conceptual as you like. Use the images shot by M'A's brilliant studio team as your inspiration and get submitting via Twitter or Instagram using #MarquesAlmeidaxSHOWstudio or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The shots will be judged by Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida. They'll be looking for the most creative, inspiring entries - ones that capture and celebrate the M'A ethos the best. The winner will receive their very own piece of M'A clothing - an effortless, wear-with-anything, unisex baby blue denim tunic. The competition closes Monday, 13 April 2015. Get creative - all you need is an iPhone camera.
‘London’s a big part of me, who I am and what the work’s about,’ explained the designer on the subject of his decision to return to London Fashion Week. Pugh revealed that the themes of Englishness within his immersive Autumn/Winter 2015 show centred around the creative potential of the make-do-and-mend aesthetic, something he perceives as a particularly English style of beauty; ‘If you have all the money in the world and all the options available to you, you can get a little blind-sided with what you actually want to do,’ he reasoned. The conversation also covered Pugh’s path into fashion and his resistance to the commercial demands of the fashion industry.
Watch the conversation now, and be sure to take a look at footage from the Gareth Pugh Autumn/Winter 2015 show exclusively on SHOWstudio.
For Autumn/Winter 2015, Gareth Pugh celebrated the ten year anniversary of his eponymous label by returning to London Fashion Week and staging an immmersive show at the V&A styled by Katie Shillingford. The spectacle opened with a fashion film by Pugh's long-term collaborator Ruth Hogben, presenting a character engaged in a ritual act of liberation, cutting her hair and annointing herself with the Saint George's Cross. Hogben also filmed the runway show, complete with its soundtrack by Matthew Stone, featuring the chants of Sunderland Football Club.
Watch the fashion film alongside the show footage now, and explore our coverage of the show for runway images, social media feed and interviews with Hogben and nail technician Marian Newman.
The Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at the V&A is fast approaching. To build excitement for the opening of the record-breaking retrospective on 14 March 2015, SHOWstudio was invited by the V&A museum to draw on the wealth of footage from our years of working with the late designer, to produce a trailer.
Edited under the direction of McQueen's friend and collaborator Nick Knight, the film shows some of his most famous work in movement and captures the breadth of his talent and the precision of his vision.
Lou Stoppard has been interviewing some of Alexander McQueen's closest collaborators as part of our upcoming Unseen McQueen series. Beginning 13 March 2015, Unseen McQueen will be a week-long celebration of Nick Knight's visionary work with the late designer. The interviews with stylist Katy England, nail artist Marian Newman, set designers Simon Costin and Joseph Bennett, Savage Beauty curator Claire Wilcox, writer Judith Watt, casting director Jess Hallett, Nadja Swarovski and Knight himself will sit alongside never-before-seen gems from Knight’s archive, from shoot footage to filmed interviews.
There's just 9 days to go until Unseen McQueen begins in conjunction with the opening of the V&A's Savage Beauty exhibition. Stay tuned!
The latest interview in our ongoing Subjective series is here. Nick Knight continues to explore the story of contemporary fashion photography from the model’s perspective, this week's instalment sees him sit down with Lily Cole.
Cole discusses working on Knight and John Galliano’s Editing Fashion project for SHOWstudio (her first foray into film), and her love of acting over modelling. ‘I quite quickly felt frustrated with modelling that I couldn’t be more involved creatively. If you’re a creative person it’s quite a restrictive feeling if you’re not able to exercise that in some way’ she explains.
Nick also asks Cole how she feels about the continuing scrutinisation of models’ bodies by the media. ‘I just kind of ignore it as a debate,’ she respond, ‘there are problems in the representation of ideal beauty… but I don’t think that’s unique to fashion.’
Our next In Fashion interview approaches! For the next instalment of the in-depth video interview series, our editor Lou Stoppard will be in conversation with esteemed image-maker Venetia Scott about her career.
Working as both a stylist and photographer, Scott has created iconic imagery and is well known for her distinctive style and original casting choices. The interview will stream live on Tuesday 10 March 2015 at 15:30 GMT - tune in to find out more about Scott’s life in the fashion industry.
In anticipation, look back through our In Fashion interviews and watch industry greats including the likes of David Downton, Sarah Doukas, Craig Green and many more candidly discussing their illustrious careers.
Have you been following Gordon Flores' progress as he illustrates the Milan womenswear collections? The Paris-based artist and illustrator has been busy interpreting his favoruite looks from the runways in a variety of ink drawings and collages.
Take a look at his mixed media renderings of the shoes at Gucci and the woodland set at Alberta Ferretti, along with his stylised drawings of A/W 15 looks from the Fendi, Prada, Moschino and Emporio Armani catwalk shows.
Keep checking Tumblr for more of his work as Milan Fashion Week continues.
This weeks Subjective interview sees the supermodel and SHOWstudio founder discuss the ways fashion photographers react under pressure and reminisce about shooting the cover of the December 2000 Vogue 'Gold Issue' that Moss also guest edited. Knight also wonders how the model reacted to turning 40. 'I photographed you yesterday and you were a little bit different,' he comments ‘there seemed to be more of a confidence in you.’ 'I definitely feel more in my own skin than ever.' Moss replies, 'Just having ideas… and not having to be the one that goes along with everybody else’s idea. I think it’s just another stage.'
Watch Knight and Moss converse, and stay tuned for the next in the series.
We’ve invited Paris-based artist and illustrator Gordon Flores to illustrate the Milan Autumn/Winter 2015 womenswear collections as part of our extensive fashion week coverage. Originally from Venice Beach, California, Flores works in both fashion and book illustration. His style and techniques range from simple ink drawings to collage and multimedia, including film and sculpture.
Flores has already executed mixed media artworks inspired by Gucci, Fendi and Alberta Ferretti. Take a look, and keep following his progress on the SHOWstudio Tumblr.
SHOWstudio is pleased to release an interview with legendary photographer Jean-Paul Goude, the first video in a new series of interviews by Sofia Tchkonia.
In a project spanning several years, journalist Tchkonia interviewed inluential figures in 20th and 21st century art and culture. The intimate conversations with Pierre Bergé, Rick Owens, Serge Lutens and Michelle Lamy, to name a few, cover their eventful lives and careers as well as their thoughts about three big subjects - love, money and God. She invited SHOWstudio to edit and release these unmissable videos.
In the first installment of the Love, Money, God series, photographer Jean-Paul Goude talks about his early artistic influences, including his ballet teacher mother and the Museum of French Colonies, as well as his collaborative and romantic relationship with musician Grace Jones. He also adresses Tchkonia's more philosophical questions; on the subject of what happiness is to him, the image-maker answers 'having an idea.'
Watch the interview now and stay tuned for the next in our series with Yves Saint Laurent's model and muse Betty Catroux.
We're introducing a new format in our expanding coverage of the womenswear collections. Stylists, designers, make-up artists, set designers and other industry creatives take on the role of roving reporters, chatting about the shows they've seen and worked on in phone calls with SHOWstudio editor Lou Stoppard.
W magazine fashion director Edward Enninful popped into the studio yesterday, so we asked him to discuss his favourite Autumn/Winter 2015 show - Marc Jacobs - to kick off our newest fashion reporting format.
Listen to Enninful's take on the show as he discusses his love for stories and the recent absence of fantasy in fashion. Be sure to stay tuned for our next fashion phone calls, we'll be talking to Stephen Jones about his hats at Thom Browne, and Gary Card about his superb Roksanda Illincic set.