With Valentines Day on the horizon, Nick Knight and SHOWstudio Shop took the opportunity to team up with Motilo this week for their fabulous 'With Love' Ball. Nick Knight's 'Rose' piece stole the show when it was exhibited centre stage in the ballroom to greet a star studded crowd.
Nick Knight is well known for his photography of still life, in particular his breath taking Flora portfolio, and, in line with the amorous theme of the evening, his 'Rose' piece seemed like the perfect addition to the night. The piece was admired by onlookers throughout the evening. Alluding to Dutch 17th century still llife painting, the image captures both the beauty and brevity of the flower and we were delighted to sell two of the ten editions of the piece. Nick also revealed to Motilo in an exclusive interview for their online magazine that it was this image in particular that was the inspiration for a new, previously undisclosed project. Nick intends to explore ways of expressing the beauty of the flower in a non figurative ways. By manipulating the image at the stage of printing, he is developing ground breaking imagery that is as equally stunning as its original counterpart. Not surprisingly, names were immediately added to the waiting list for these as well.
As the evening continued we saw appearances from Sara Brajovic, Sol Campbell, Clive Owen and Damien Hirst. There were familiar faces from Chanel, Prada, Armani, Louis Vuitton and Dior as well as directors from the Serpentine Gallery, the BFA and the Fashion Trust. Motilo took the opportunity to screen their new short fashion film Suspended Desire on retro TV screens throughout the dimly lit upper floor while downstairs guests were dancing to tracks played by DJ Mary Charteris well into the late hours. Motilo certainly throw a great party.