Last night, 30 July, we hosted an intimate screening to launch Ruth Hogben's new film, Beyond The Glass. The work is a central part of our rolling Ugly series, which explores high fashion's obsessive relationship with awkward, odd or deliberately unsightly clothing. It was styled by Robbie Spencer and features fashion from houses like Christopher Kane, Prada, Schiaparelli and J.W Anderson.
To celebrate the film, and Lou Stoppard and Ruth Hogben's Ugly series as a whole, SHOWstudio Shop's Niamh White set up a pop up Ugly exhibition featuring work by Tim A. Shaw, Charlotte Kingsnorth, Rose Robson, Tobias Klein, Amanda Harlech and London Taxidermy. The fish sculptures by Shaw were a particular hit with the crowd.
The fashion film will launch on SHOWstudio tomorrow, 1 August. While you wait revisit the many brilliant essays and interviews in the series, including pieces by Valerie Steele, Judith Clark and Harriet Walker.