Lou Stoppard is SHOWstudio's Editor and a freelance writer, curator and broadcaster. She completed her undergraduate degree at Oxford University, earning a first class BA in History, before moving to Central Saint Martins College to pursue a Master's degree in Fashion Journalism. She is a Contributing Editor at British GQ and writes regularly for titles including ELLE, ELLE Collections, AnOther, Bon and The Financial Times. Stoppard is particularly known for her interviews and has conducted written and video conversations with the likes of Kanye West, Philip Treacy, Stephen Jones, Sir Paul Smith, Dylan Jones, Jeremy Scott, Nicola Formichetti, Jonathan Saunders, Roksanda Ilincic, Alexandra Shulman, Daphne Guinness, Bryan Ferry, David Sims and Phillip Lim, amongst many others.
Stoppard also works as a freelance moderator and chair. She has also collaborated with the V&A as part of their V&A Connects and Talking Fashion series and has worked with the likes of Topshop and Selfridges on talks. She regularly gives guest lectures at The London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins.
In 2016, Stoppard curated her first exhibition, Mad About The Boy, at Fashion Space Gallery in London. The show focused on fashion's obsession with and portrayal of the teenage boy and featured work by Glen Luchford, Raf Simons, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Kim Jones, Nick Knight and Meadham Kirchhoff. Her second exhibition, an exploration of the influence of the North of England on fashion, co-curated with Adam Murray, will open at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool in 2017.
Stoppard's debut book, Together, will be published by Rizzoli in 2017. It will focus on fashion's most interesting and fruitful creative relationships.
To be beautiful one must be ordered and proper. Like Kate Middleton. Dirt suggests activity, agency and autonomy.