Check out the very talented photographer, Thurstan Redding's backstage photography! Go behind-the-scenes at Nasir Mazhar A/W 16 with Redding's imagery. While you are at it, shop Nasir Mazhar S/S 16 from our SHOWstudio/MACHINE-A store.
Check out the full editorial here and don't miss the behind-the-scenes footage!
Another two of our London Collections:Men panel discussions are now available to watch on-demand.
It was Burberry's turn to be put under the spotlight as Daryoush Haj-Najafi was joined by a consulting and business collective including; Editor of Lula magazine Mimma Viglezio, academic Karinna Nobbs and brand consultant William Oliver to discuss the Burberry A/W 16 menswear collection and to pose the question 'What can Burberry do better?' Watch the full panel here.
Also available to watch on-demand is the Liam Hodges A/W 16 panel. Daryoush Haj-Najafi was joined by a buying collective including; founder of MACHINE-A Stavros Karelis, head of menswear at Harvey Nichols Darren Skey and contemporary buyer at Selfridges Jack Cassidy to discuss the Liam Hodges A/W 16 menswear collection and to pose the question 'What are buyers looking for from a new label?' Watch the Liam Hodges panel here.
Stay tuned for more live panels, visit our 'Collections' page while you wait.
During the London Collections:Men A/W 16 shows, photographer Thurstan Redding went behind-the-scenes to capture the preparations and buzz before the Cottweiler presentation. Head over to our 'Collections' page to browse through his imagery.
Fan of the brand? Check out our SHOWstudio/MACHINE-A online store for their S/S 16 offering of signature joggers and sweatshirts as well as jackets and shorts inspired by Buddhist temples.
We hosted the first menswear panel for London Collection:Men on Saturday, 9 January. The discussion focused on MAN A/W 16 and their NewGen fashion designers Charles Jeffrey, Grace Wales Bonner and Rory Parnell-Mooney.
Chairing the panel was fashion writer and academic Daryoush Haj-Najafi. Joining him was photographer Ronan McKenzie, presenter and writer Cora Delaney and designers Samuel Membery and Jai Eleven. They talked about subculture as the latest menswear trend, 'nancy boys', and the loss of individuality in fashion.
Watch the on-demand footage here.
Be sure to check out our 'Collections' page to see all the catwalk looks from the show and backstage action.
Head to MACHINE-A’s store at 13 Brewer Street, Soho to explore Liam Hodges’ specially created installation based on his S/S 16 Pirate radio inspired collection.Staked-up speakers, trailing wires, microphones and cables surround the collection, whilst logos and bold haphazardly taped-up images and graphics fill the walls, picking up the sharp colour palette of black, white, teal and electric blue of the pieces.Get your hands on Liam Hodges’s first runway look from his A/W 16 collection exclusively in store and on SHOWstudio/MACHINE-A!
Lou Stoppard's Tumblr take-over has now finished.
Revisit her week of posts which revealed the research and references used for Stoppard's upcoming exhibition at the Fashion Space Gallery entitled 'Mad About the Boy.' Focusing on fashion's obsession with the teenage boy, Stoppard explored the portrayal of the boy as an outsider, the boy in the club and his own space, the boy as a sexual being and the boy in education, through catwalk imagery, film stills, editorials and advertising campaigns.
Visit our Tumblr for a sneak preview of what to expect at the exhibition, opening on Friday, January 8, 2016.
As the A/W 16 fashion season begins, we have invited Samuel Harrison, to depict the catwalk looks in his monochromatic style.
Harrison's illustrations focus on a sense of metallic beauty, his figures appearing heavily shadowed with bright glazed over eyes and glowing skin.
The A/W 16 menswear shows have started!
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 Daryoush Haj Najafi chairing the talks.
Mark your diaries and make sure you don't miss a thing.
MAN: Saturday 9 January 2016 at 11:00 GMT
Daryoush Haj Najafi, writer.
Jai Eleven, designer.
Cora Delaney, writer.
Ronan McKenzie, photographer.
Samuel Membery, designer.
Topic: New London on New London
Burberry: Monday 11 January at 15:00 GMT
Daryoush Haj Najafi, wtiter.
Mimma Viglezio, editor.
William Oliver, editor.
Topic: What can Burberry do better?
Liam Hodges: Monday 11 January at 17:30 GMT
Daryoush Haj Najafi, writer.
Stavros Karelis, director.
Darren Skey, buyer.
Topic: What are buyers looking for from a new label?
Don't miss your chance to own an incredible Louis Vuitton sweater embroidered exclusively by James Merry for our Christmas charity initiative, 'Merry's Christmas'.
SHOWstudio has joined forces with Merry and Icelandic NGOs, Landvernd, Iceland Nature Conservation Association and Protect the Park for a project to help preserve the Icelandic Central Highlands. Merry has adorned an A/W 15 Louis Vuitton jumper donated by the brand's artistic director, Kim Jones with saxifraga oppositifolium ('winter flower'), one of the endangered plants growing solely in Iceland.
If you want to get your hands on this unique, one-off piece, make sure you place your bids via our silent auction by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. We estimate this item will sell for between £700 and £1000, but try your luck! Bidding ends on Monday, January 11 at 17:00 GMT. Don't miss out!
Today, 4 January 2016 is the last day to apply for SHOWstudio's Fashion Film Award in collaboration with QIC Global Real Estate! Submissions close at 23:59 Monday 4 January 2016 Pacific Time (PT) / 07:59 5th Jan GMT. Send in your fashion films for your chance to win a £10,000 budget to create a film for SHOWstudio with mentoring by Nick Knight, RED Digital Cinema’s latest professional camera, RED RAVEN™, a Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens and a trip to Australia to attend an exclusive screening of the winner’s film!
As customary, the first week of the month sees the reigns of our Tumblr page being handed over to creatives and influential figures in the fashion industry.
For January, SHOWstudio's editor, Lou Stoppard, is sharing the references and research for her upcoming exhibition, 'Mad About the Boy,' opening at the Fashion Space Gallery on January 8, 2016. So far, Stoppard has posted imagery focusing on the boy as an outsider, the boy in his space and the boy in the club.
Our SHOWstudio/MACHINE-A online store has had a fresh drop of product!
Get ready for the warmer months with new pre-collection pieces by Alyx and new season Y-3. Introducing staple shapes with dark undertones, for pre S/S 16, Alyx is offering the perfect hoodie, long black dresses gothic dresses and slouchy jeans, while Y-3 marries the signature adidas stripes with Japanese ease of Yohji Yamamoto.
Shop the pieces now and check out what else is in store. Our sale is now on with up to 70% off, or take a look at our exclusive S/S 16 Cottweiler looks. If you prefer art, don't miss our fashion illustrations by the likes of Unskilled Worker, Jennifer Corker, Jowy Maasdame and more.
Our editor, Lou Stoppard, will be sharing all the references and research behind her upcoming exhibition, Mad About The Boy. The show will open on 8 January and run until 2 April 2016 at the Fashion Space Gallery, London.
For the first week of January 2016, Stoppard will be posting the photographs, artworks, catwalk looks and text that helped inform the ideas and ethos of the display. The exhibition explores fashion’s obsession with youth, focusing on the way ideas of the teenage boy are constructed through specific collections and fashion images. Works by J.W. Anderson, Meadham Kirchhoff, Nick Knight, Raf Simons, Kim Jones, Larry Clark, Nasir Mazhar, Tyrone Lebon, Christopher Shannon, Martine Rose, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Alasdair McLellan, Jason Evans, Jun Takahashi, Brett Lloyd, Mark Leckey and Sibling will all be on display in the gallery. The show also features a set by Tony Hornecker.
Get ready for the exhibition and check out what happened when we handed the reigns of our Tumblr over to curator Alistair O'Neill when he was working on the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! exhibition, which ran at Somerset House from 20 November 2013 to 2 March 2014. While you're at it, why not also revisit our Fashion Galore! series in full, or our Unseen McQueen project, which ran alongside Savage Beauty at the V&A in 2015. Or, if it's depictions of teenagers within a fashion context that interests you, then why not revisit Stoppard and Knight's Girly series, which explored another facet of the industry's obsession with youth, the trend for sarrachine, almost cartoon, childlike femininity.
The latest interview in our rolling 'In Fashion' series is now available to watch on demand.
Lou Stoppard chatted to Matthew Dainty and Ben Cottrell, the duo behind London menswear brand Cottweiler, about how they became interested in fashion and their career so far. The designers opened up about meeting on a bus on a college trip to Paris, the point when they began working together, about their childhood and how that influences their design aesthetic, frustrations over categorisation in fashion, their attitude to branding as well as the importance of authenticity and longevity in their garments.
'We find it more satisfying for something to be recognisable for cut and fabrication rather than branding,’ they maintain.
Watch the footage on demand now or shop Cottweiler's S/S 16 pieces available exclusively online on SHOWstudio/MACHINE-A. Want to know more about other influential fashion figures? Check out the rest of our 'In Fashion' interviews with the likes of Stephen Jones, Gosha Rubchinskiy or Dylan Jones.