Today sees the opening of Dressing the Screen, China's first exhibition of fashion film and the biggest retrospective fashion film exhibition to date. Organised by the British Council and curated by Kathryn Ferguson, a fashion filmmaker and curator of Fash/On Film and Birds Eye View, Dressing the Screen displays close to 100 films in Beijing's UCCA Gallery for the next two weeks, casting a comprehensive look at British and Chinese fashion film.
SHOWstudio and the fashion films by its director Nick Knight is represented in its own section of the gallery space, displaying a chronology of fashion films for designers such as Alexander McQueen, Maison Martin Margiela and Walter Van Beirendonck. Dressing the Screen will also feature work by other SHOWstudio talents such as Ruth Hogben (whose image is pictured here), Alice Hawkins and Marie Schuller.
'This exhibition celebrates a new genre, still in relative infancy, giving a comprehensive overview of its development and as the genre is constantly shifting and morphing by the season, it also explores possible future trends,' says Kathryn Ferguson. 'It represents a significant partnership between cutting edge fashion film makers from the UK with the very best of the new Chinese fashion film industry and I am excited about the potential of this collaboration.'