by Alexander Fury .

The Fashion Revolution is well underway!

Foxton: a Fantastic Man indeed!
Paul Hetherington and Simon Foxton ponder Pantones

With the grand opening of SHOWstudio: Fashion Revolution barely six weeks away, we have launched our own Fashion Revolution project to keep you in the loop with all the behind-the-scenes goings-on in preparation for this blockbuster show at Somerset House. Earlier this week, superstylist Simon Foxton (fresh from his own 'When You're a Boy' show at the Photographers' Gallery) came to SHOWstudio.com HQ to finalise details for his exciting live project to be showcased as part of the exhibition. I'm not permitted to give the game away so for now, this stylish snap of the fantastic Mr Foxton and our own dashing Creative Director Paul Hetherington will have to suffice by way of a visual hint. Hope you catch my subtle photographic echo of Simon's recent Fantastic Man shoot - and stay tuned for more from Simon when the show opens on 18 September.

6 comments

  1. J.R.BobDobbs
    14:20 7 Aug 2009
    You will not be able to stay home, brother.
    You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out.
    You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip,
    Skip out for beer during commercials,
    Because the fashion revolution will not be televised.
    The fashion revolution will not be televised.
    The fashion revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox
    In 4 parts without commercial interruptions.
    The fashion revolution will not show you pictures of Nixon
    blowing a bugle and leading a charge by John
    Mitchell, General Abrams and Spiro Agnew to eat
    hog maws confiscated from a Harlem sanctuary.
    The fashion revolution will not be televised.
    The fashion revolution will not be brought to you by the
    Schaefer Award Theatre and will not star Natalie
    Woods and Steve McQueen or Bullwinkle and Julia.
    The fashion revolution will not give your mouth sex appeal.
    The fashion revolution will not get rid of the nubs.
    The fashion revolution will not make you look five pounds
    thinner, because the fashion revolution will not be televised, Brother.
    There will be no pictures of you and Willie May
    pushing that shopping cart down the block on the dead run,
    or trying to slide that color television into a stolen ambulance.
    NBC will not be able predict the winner at 8:32
    or report from 29 districts.
    The fashion revolution will not be televised.
    There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down
    brothers in the instant replay.
    There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down
    brothers in the instant replay.
    There will be no pictures of Whitney Young being
    run out of Harlem on a rail with a brand new process.
    There will be no slow motion or still life of Roy
    Wilkens strolling through Watts in a Red, Black and
    Green liberation jumpsuit that he had been saving
    For just the proper occasion.
    Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, and Hooterville
    Junction will no longer be so damned relevant, and
    women will not care if Dick finally gets down with
    Jane on Search for Tomorrow because Black people
    will be in the street looking for a brighter day.
    The fashion revolution will not be televised.
    There will be no highlights on the eleven o'clock
    news and no pictures of hairy armed women
    liberationists and Jackie Onassis blowing her nose.
    The theme song will not be written by Jim Webb,
    Francis Scott Key, nor sung by Glen Campbell, Tom
    Jones, Johnny Cash, Englebert Humperdink, or the Rare Earth.
    The fashion revolution will not be televised.
    The fashion revolution will not be right back after a message
    bbout a white tornado, white lightning, or white people.
    You will not have to worry about a dove in your
    bedroom, a tiger in your tank, or the giant in your toilet bowl.
    The fashion revolution will not go better with Coke.
    The fashion revolution will not fight the germs that may cause bad breath.
    The fashion revolution will put you in the driver's seat.
    The fashion revolution will not be televised, will not be televised,
    will not be televised, will not be televised.
    The fashion revolution will be no re-run brothers;
    The fashion revolution will be live.
  2. J.R.BobDobbs
    09:42 8 Aug 2009
    ne nation
    under God
    has turned into
    one nation under the influence
    of one drug
    [chorus:]
    Television, the drug of the Nation
    Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation
    (2x)
    T.V., it
    satellite links
    our United States of Unconsciousness
    Apathetic therapeutic and extremely addictive
    The methadone metronome pumping out
    150 channels 24 hours a day
    you can flip through all of them
    and still there's nothing worth watching
    T.V. is the reason why less than 10 per cent of our
    Nation reads books daily
    Why most people think Central Amerika
    means Kansas
    Socialism means unamerican
    and Apartheid is a new headache remedy
    absorbed in it's world it's so hard to find us
    It shapes our mind the most
    maybe the mother of our Nation
    should remind us
    that we're sitting too close to...
    [Chorus:]
    Television, the drug of the Nation
    Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation
    (2x)
    T.V. is
    the stomping ground for political candidates
    Where bears in the woods
    are chased by Grecian Formula'd
    bald eagles
    T.V. is mechanized politic's
    remote control over the masses
    co-sponsored by environmentally safe gases
    watch for the PBS special
    It's the perpetuation of the two party system
    where image takes precedence over wisdom
    Where sound bite politics are served to
    the fastfood culture
    Where straight teeth in your mouth
    are more important than the words
    that come out of it
    Race baiting is the way to get selected
    Willie Horton or
    Will he not get elected on...
    [Chorus:]
    Television, the drug of the Nation
    Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation
    (2x)
    T.V., is it the reflector or the director?
    Does it imitate us
    or do we imitate it
    because a child watches 1500 murders before he's
    twelve years old and we wonder why we've created
    a Jason generation that learns to laugh
    rather than to abhor the horror
    T.V. is the place where
    armchair generals and quarterbacks can
    experience first hand
    the excitement of warfare
    as the theme song is sung in the background
    Sugar sweet sitcoms
    that leave us with a bad actor taste while
    pop stars metamorphosize into soda pop stars
    You saw the video
    You heard the soundtrack
    Well now go buy the soft drink
    Well, the onla cola that I support
    would be a union C.O.L.A.(Cost Of Living Allowance)
    On television
    [Chorus:]
    Television, the drug of the Nation
    Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation
    (2x)
    Back again, "New and improved"
    We return to our irregularly programmed schedule
    hidden cleverly between heavy breasted
    beer and car commercials
    CNNESPNABCTNT but mostly B.S.
    Where oxymoronic language like
    "virtually spotless", "fresh frozen"
    "light yet filling" and "military intelligence"
    have become standard
    T.V. is the place where phrases are redefined
    like "recession" to "necessary downturn"
    "Crude oil" on a beach to "mousse"
    "Civilian death" to "collateral damages"
    and being killed by your own Army
    is now called "friendly fire"
    T.V. is the place where the pursuit
    of happiness has become the pursuit of
    trivia
    Where toothpaste and cars have become
    sex objects
    Where imagination is sucked out of children
    by a cathode ray nipple
    T.V. is the only wet nurse
    that would create a cripple
    [Chorus:]
    Television, the drug of the Nation
    Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation
    (4x)
  3. GalileosUniverse
    10:13 8 Aug 2009
    Interesting 'POEMS' .... but what would the solution B were you bestowed with the unique power to RADICALLY CHANGE human nature ? ... after all it is so easy to be conditioned as long as each individual allows that 2 let it happen and taking into account their own level of predestined weakness! ... Perhaps it is not TV the biggest MONSTER after all ... perhaps the real MONSTER is hidden ... inside in each and every one of us with the 'magnificent' ability to be totally self-destructive !
  4. GalileosUniverse
    10:22 8 Aug 2009
    Interesting 'POEMS' .... but what would the solution B were you bestowed with the unique power to RADICALLY CHANGE human nature ? ... after all it is so easy to be conditioned as long as each individual allows that 2 let it happen and taking into account their own level of predestined weakness! ... Perhaps it is not TV the biggest MONSTER ... perhaps the real MONSTER is hidden ... inside in each and every one of us with the 'magnificent' ability to be totally self-destructive once we acquire the age of ' consciousness ' !
  5. ChrisSummerfield
    12:15 10 Aug 2009
    Sounds great, but lets get back to the main headline. I would love to get to the exhibition in September, and may be take in the new photographers gallery at the same time. Somerset house is that where the cider comes from. Just kidding. I know really
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