Introducing our new illustrator for LC:M S/S 17; Dylan Qin is a China-based artist and illustrator with a special interest in fashion illustration. He will be producing one off illustrations based on key looks from the collections in his signature intricate detail with a focus on portraiture.
Featuring seven sins, seven colours, seven sounds and eight top models - naturally, gluttony demanded two - the film is a celebration of both Enninful's career and the interplay between fashion and music.
It stars models such as Naomi Campbell, Jourdan Dunn, Karlie Kloss and Kate Moss to name but a few, wearing a range of designers from established labels such as Maison Margiela and Alexander McQueen as well as up-and-coming designers such as Marques Almeida and Vetements, all soundtracked by artists who represent the future of music.
Watch 'Seven Deadly Sins' on SHOWstudio now!
The S/S 17 menswear shows are about to begin!
Kicking things off is London Collections: Men. As usual, we will be hosting live panels where experts from the industry will be discussing the collections and topics regarding London menswear. This season, we are pleased to have writer Anastasiia Federova chairing the talks.
Mark your diaries to make sure you don't a discussion.
Craig Green: Friday 10 June 2016 at 18:30 BST
Anastasiia Fedorova, writer
Stavros Karelis, director of MACHINE-A
Alexandre Saden, artist and writer
Topic: The influence of Central Saint Martins in the fashion system, how emerging brand find their niche in the oversaturated market and how clothes which are so physical exist in 2d presentation.
Cottweiler: Saturday 12 June at 11:30 BST
Anastasiia Fedorova, writer
Cora Delaney, writer
Jake Hall, writer
Topic: The rise of streetwear, the merge of streetwear and fashion - how long will it last?, the subcultural approach to the brand’s identity and what drives the obsession?
Wales Grace Bonner: Saturday 12 June at 14:00 BST
Anastasiia Fedorova, writer
Ronan McKenzie, photographer
Ekow Eshun, writer
Topic: Representation of black male within fashion, The issues of diversity in fashion, conservatism of menswear when it comes to gender and race representation, fashion and artistic narratives from other destinations rather than the West
Jeweller Dominic Jones collaborated with Absolut Elyx to create five bespoke, handmade bottle toppers and matching pendants.
100% of proceeds from the sales donated to the charity Water For People. The collection, symbolising flowing water down a drain, will be available for £2,000 at SHOWstudio and includes a matching pendant and a copper Elyx pineapple serving vessel.
The collection was created to celebrate the five year parternship between the luxury Vodka company Absolut Elyx and Water For People, an international nonprofit organisation dedicated to providing access to improved water and sanitation systems to developing countries.
'It's an honour to work with Absolut Elyx and to have my work help support such an incredible charity. The work they do is helping to save lives and create a future for whole communities through something as simple as water, which we are privileged to access so easily and take for granted every day.' adds Jones.
Browse the collection exclusively at SHOWstudio/MACHINE-A.
Cacouris' Tumblr take over looked at the establishment of the Surrealist movement and the dialogue and movement between Paris and New York. Each day focused on an individual or number of artists who pushed the boundaries of the art form and paved the way for modern fashion photography. The images also explore the importance and the close relationship between art and fashion in the Surrealist movement and in twentieth century photography.
Head over to the the SHOWstudio Tumblr page to see the work by Marcel Duchamp, Mark Shaw, Mondrian, Cecil Beaton, Dali and more.
We have a brand new film from our Subjective series which presents the history of contemporary fashion photography from the perspective of it's subjects, the models.
In this latest film, Guinevere Van Seenus sits down with Nick Knight to discuss her long and continuing career in the industry and her experiences working with the exciting photographic duo Mert and Marcus. Van Seenus takes us behind the scenes of the 'Bewitched' editorial shoot for the March 2015 issue of W magazine and her character of 'a passed out drunken housewife'.
To find out more of her experiences in front of the camera lens, watch the film here!
Continuing the tradition of inviting a guest curator to take over the SHOWstudio Tumblr for the first week of every month, we invited the journalist Christina Cacouris to shape the visual stylings of our Tumblr page.
Cacouris' curation is coming to an end so be sure to take a look at her progress so far. Her theme, 'The Transatlantic Avant-Garde', focuses on the establishment of the Surrealist movement and the artists whose works paved the way for modern fashion photography and general recognition of photography as an art.
Take a look at the new campaign for the recent NikeLab X Olivier Rousteing collaboration photographed by Nick Knight . The 'Football Nouveau' collection features sports figures Laure Boulleau, Blaise Matuidi and Cristiano Ronaldo alongside a host of Rousteing's favourite models.
Have a browse of the full campaign film and images as well as a corresponding editorial film for Dazed & Confused styled by Robbie Spencer.
THRILLED to have edited/curated GFW25, a 296-page special one-off publication that celebrates 25 years of Graduate Fashion Week. Contributors include Christopher Bailey, Giles Deacon, Susannah Frankel, Ashish Gupta, Daryoush-Haj-Najafi, Katie Hillier, Susie Lau, Julien Macdonald, Suzy Menkes, Sarah Mower, Gareth Pugh, Rankin, Zandra Rhodes, Claudia Schiffer, Julie Verhoeven and more...
Available exclusively at Graduate Fashion Week, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, E1. Sunday 5th June-Wednesday 8th June 2016.
Im happy to announce my second zine 'The City is Abstract' is launching tonight at Ditto Gallery 7-9PM.'The City Is Abstract' presents a head-to-head between two subcultural figures from opposing sides of the Atlantic; Emil Bognar-Nasdor, from NYC experimental hardcore band Dawn of Humans, and Reba Maybury, dominatrix and founder of Wet Satin Press.
Limited edition of 250 copies, art directed by Jamie Andrew Reid
SHOWstudio will be live streaming the Central Saint Martins BA Fashion Show, today 1 June 2016, at 15:00 BST.
A selection of 40 students have been selected out of 140 undergraduate fashion students to participate in the show, highlighting the standout talent from this year's crop of new designers.
This year also marks the last year of CSM Programme Director Willie Walters who has been in the position for 24 years. During her tenure she has overseen the likes of Hussein Chalayan, Phoebe Philo, Stella McCartney and Riccardo Tisci as well as up-and-coming designers such as Charles Jeffrey, Mimi Wade and Grace Wales Bonner who have all passed under her tutelage.
Be sure to watch the stream LIVE to see the of the future of the fashion industry exhibit their work for the first time.
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, journalist Christina Cacouris will be curating our Tumblr for the next week.
Cacouris' curation, 'The Transatlantic Avant-Garde', will focus on the establishment of the Surrealist movement and the artists who shuttled back and forth between Paris and New York, whose works paved the way for modern fashion photography and general recognition of photography as an art.
Each day will centre around an artist or pair of artists, and will also show how Surrealism trafficked between the art world and fashion.
Head to our Tumblr to explore Cacouris' homage to the artists who inspired Nick Knight.
Exciting times! Love the late, great Cheap Date magazine? Well the team have reconvened for a fabulous new book, Fan Pages - fashion figures open up about their super fan ways. Our own Nick Knight is in there! If you're a big Bay Garnett fan head to our Print project for an interview with her about Cheap Date and exclusive scans from the mag...
VLONE presents SPRING SUMMER FUCK YOU THIS IS NOT FOR SALEpresented at #thevoid3125cCASESTUDY001:VLONEphotos shot on vintage WWII camera by Greg Gainor.
Watch The University of Westminster BA Fashion Design runway show live 26 May at 19:00 GMT.
Other past alumni include Christopher Bailey, Katie Hillier and Stuart Vevers. This year's students have completed placements at the likes of Celine and ACNE.
Image by Leah White.
Björk's Alexander McQueen 'Kimono' dress worn for the album cover of 'Homogenic', 1997, shot by our very own Nick Knight, is up for auction as part of Kerry Taylor Auction’s ‘Passion for Fashion’ collective.
Björk had seen and liked Knight's image of Devon Aoki in Visionaire magazine and wanted an equally powerful, other-worldly look for her album cover, explaining that she wished to be depicted as a warrior - a warrior who fought not with weapons, but with love: 'I had ten kilos of hair on my head, special contact lenses, a manicure that prevented me from eating with my fingers, and gaffer tape around my waist and high clogs so I couldn't walk easily', she said of the fashion shoot.
Fan of McQueen? Revisit our Unseen McQueen series to revisit a series of candid interviews or why not revisit Visionaire to watch the editorial that inspired Bjork's album cover take shape.