by Alex Fury .

Next SHOWstudio Shop show - 'The Café'

Preparations are well underway for the latest SHOWstudio Shop show, The Café. I physically restrained myself from punning on 'percolating' or 'brewing' there, as this latest show, curated by SHOWstudio Shop director Carrie Scott, is an ode to the old-fashioned cup of Joe. In fact, it's much more: inspired by coffee culture and café society from the coffee shops of seventeeth-century Europe through eighteenth-century salonistes and the artist-thronged cafés of fin de siècle Montmartre right through to our own 'bucks, Frapuccinos and pop-up baristas, the exhibition will see our own Bruton Place base transformed into a coffee shop for the occasion. Artists and designers included in the show run the gamut from photographer Steven Meisel to the inventive duo Rebecca & Mike to London avant-garde milliner Piers Atkinson. More details will be dribbling onto the site as preparations progress through the coming weeks, the exhibition itself opening on Fashion's Night Out, 8 September 2011.

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