'The Androidians' by Joseph Lally, available to buy on Amazon.
Opening today, our gallery space is now exhibiting pieces and illustations from our 'A Beautiful Darkness' event.
As a continuation of the event hosted with Veuve Clicquot, the twenty-two exclusive illustrations commissioned especially for the event, alongside further twenty-two previously unseen pieces, will be on show until January 15, 2016. The artworks depict key moments from the S/S 16 collections, portrayed in each artist's individual touch, and infused with a dark twist to adhere to the exhibition theme. Curated by Ellie Grace Cumming, the pieces range from Clément Louis' Gareth Pugh, Rob Phillips' Comme des Garcons and Jenifer Corker's Pheobe English, to Kukula's Thom Browne, Bex Cassie's Simone Rocha and Unskilled Worker's Givenchy.
Come visit our Motcomb Street gallery between Wednesday, 11 November 2015 and Friday, 15 January 2016, to explore the works, get a vibe of the 'A Beautiful Darkness' event if you missed it at the old Central St Martins building, and purchase your favourite pieces. You can also peruse and buy the illustrations on our SHOWstudio/MACHINE-A online store.
The gallery is open Monday to Friday, 11:00 to 18:00.
Marc Blackie is a London-based artist utilising photography, film and animation to explore and portray erotic surrealism.
Challenging notions of sexuality and de-constructing the clichés of erotica, Blackie has created two films, starring Tessa Kuragi, which confront the viewer's boundaries of intimacy and the stereotypes of gender.
Titled 'Adoration' and 'Parfois, Mon Corps Me Trahit,' the films see Kuragi battling with her body, being manipulated and made subservient to Mackie behind the screen.
British designer Louise Alsop’s brand new collection has just landed in our SHOWstudio / MACHINE-A online store!
Inspired by abstract painter Ad Reinhardt and installation artist Tobias Buche, Alsop went back to black for A/W 15. Oversized sweatshirts are overlaid with punk photo patches and ‘Cry Later’ motifs are branded onto tees and lace-up trousers.
Keeping the collection’s colour scheme neutral, Alsop throws in a few stark white pieces ranging from ribbed tube tops to asymmetric knits.
Went to see Mykki Blanco and some of the other acts on his label DOGFOOD on Thursday.
It was one of the most incredible things I have ever seen.
Luckily RRCN filmed and editied some footage of the night.
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Zoe Bleu's tumblr take-over has now ended.
The American artist has invited us into her world of influences, inspirations and visions through an all-encompassing curation. The imagery, videos, soundbites and pieces of writing by artists such as Darius Khonsary, Olivia Bates and Walker Bunting, as well as Bleu herself, have made for a full sensory experience, giving us a little peek into the mind of the eccentricity-loving Bleu.
Raf Simons' A/W 15 outerwear has landed in our SHOWstudio/MACHINE-A store!
Get through the winter months in one of Simons' medallion-adorned coats. Take your pick from the offering rendered in vinyl, wool or rubber and available as an oversized peacoat or a full length.
As a part of our traditional monthly tumblr curations, Zoe Bleu, the American artist based between Los Angeles and New York, has taken over the reigns for the first week of November.
Known for her eccentric fashion sense, Bleu's curation is a sensory feast. Alongside stunning visuals, the artist presents sound clips, videos and her own pieces of writing.
With only a few days left, make sure you head over to tumblr to take a peek into Bleu's world.
SHOWstudio is launching a new project which explores the idea that the place you were born and grew up in influences your aesthetic and outlook.
Entitled 'North,' the project focuses on taste makers and fashion designers born in the North of England. In a series of discussions, the personalities open up about their youth accompanied by images of the places most significant to them, the street they grew up on, their fondest memories of their hometowns and how these affected their works today.
Our first instalment sees the stylist Simon Foxton comment 'the most northern part of me is my humour,' as he talks about growing up in a hotel, the importance of the sea and his ideas of masculinity, as well as the significance of a certain Miss Dickinson.
New items from Los Angeles label Joyrich have just landed in our SHOWstudio / MACHINE-A online store!
Mixing a streetwear aesthetic with an inventive take on consumer culture, Joyrich’s Coke logo garments are perfect for the new season.
Varsity jackets and crewneck sweatshirts have been given the red-and-white Coke treatment and updated in new faux fur styles while easy-to-wear t-shirts have stuck to the brand’s athletic roots.
Each artist was allocated a designer and look by AnOther Man’s fashion director, Ellie Grace Cumming, and was told to centre their work around the twisted theme of A Beautiful Darkness.
All the illustrations are now available to buy in our online store.
Knight commissioned designers, illustrators and performance artists to create bespoke work revolving around the theme, A Beautiful Darkness. The event, held on 28 October 2015 in the former Central Saint Martins building, came alive with creative energy from the many guests and contributors including Gareth Pugh, Scott Campbell and Lady Amanda Harlech.
In keeping with SHOWstudio’s inclusive nature, Knight asked fellow fashion filmmakers - both established and upcoming - to create a series of horror fashion films. The five works are now available to view. Jeff Vash traced the search for sin and pleasure in a film inspired by Dutch artist, Hieronymus Bosch, while Rei Nadal and Ellie Grace Cumming reflected our childhood fears in a classic horror short. Long-time SHOWstudio collaborator, Ruth Hogben, worked with designer Gareth Pugh to create a film exploring the internal conflict that is chaos versus control. Knight also responded to his own brief with the help of stylist Charlotte Stockdale, referencing cult horrors and snippets of folklore on the bodies of Ruth Bell, Binx Walton and more.
Knight also continued his commitment to fashion illustration by asking 22 artists to depict key S/S 16 looks as chosen by Ellie Grace Cumming. View the exclusive macabre artworks from the likes of Unskilled Worker, Ozabu and Laura Laine in our illustration gallery. Each illustration is available to purchase in our online shop.
The entire list of creatives and their corresponding work can also be viewed. See how guests were greeted by Thom Browne-clad mourners and take a look at Gareth Pugh’s clown-like creations. Get an inside look at the Cinema Room and Veuve Clicquot Tasting Room as well as spaces designed by the likes of Amanda Harlech, Claire Barrow and taxidermist Rose Robson.
Don’t miss the chance to see all the imagery from the night including IMMA/MESS’ liberating performance, Russian clairvoyant Pavel’s psychic readings and Craig K. Talbot’s chilling reading of Edgar Allen Poe.
Our Fashion Film Award is still open for submissions.
Nick Knight and QIC Global Real Estate have invited aspiring filmmakers to apply for our Fashion Film Award. By creating a short fashion film, entrants have the chance to win £10,000 to create a film for SHOWstudio with mentoring from Nick Knight, RED Digital Cinema’s latest professional camera, RED Raven Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens and a trip to Australia to attend an exclusive screening of the winning film.
If you are in need of some inspiration, peruse the work of one of our judges, the acclaimed filmmaker, Ruth Hogben. Her iconic film for Alexander McQueen's last show, Plato's Atlantis, for S/S 10 might just get the creative juices flowing.
Submissions close on Monday, January 4, 2016. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity and make sure you enter!
In keeping with our tradition of handing the reins of SHOWstudio's Tumblr over to a different contributor for the first week of every month, artist Zoe Bleu will be curating our Tumblr for the next week.
Zoe Bleu is an artist based between Los Angeles and New York City. Bleu possesses an array of talents, but is most recognized for her eccentric fashion sense. Stay tuned to explore Bleu's visual interpretations and costumed looks.
I'm excited to announce that my first show and artist zine, Milk Jagger has opened this week at the Doomed Gallery.Milk Jagger is a zine based on the fantasy character created by Viet Cong drummer Michael B. Wallace. Milk Jagger is a corrupt LA cop. Both alluring and repulsive, he can and will abuse his power. Inspired equally by the action film 'Lethal Weapon' and A.A. Bronson’s 'Queer Zines.'
Milk Jagger is a vision of eighties American male machismo warped into a hazy queer fantasy.
You can read more about Milk Jagger here:
Our 'In Fashion' project is a series of in-depth, exclusive interviews featuring a myriad of individuals who help shape the ever-changing landscape of contemporary fashion.
The latest installment sees Lou Stoppard chat with the artist Gosha Rubchinskiy, who opens up about his childhood, influences and ambitions. Rubchinskiy's work is known for the romance of youth, Russian religious roots and the clash between the Russian post-soviet mentality and growing up in a country undergoing huge political, economical and cultural change after dissolution of the USSR in 1991.
His multidisciplinary, multi-media approach is Rubchinskiy's way of building his own world and ideology. He designs his collections, photographs them, casts models, produces his lookbooks and seasonal fanzines, as well as producing films and albums. He has recently published a book titled 'Youth Hotel.'