Monday night marked the opening of the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition marks the progression of the subculture from underground youth movement to high fashion influence through designers such as Riccardo Tisci and Rei Kawakubo, scene icons such as Johnny Rotten and cult locations such as Vivienne Westwood's Seditionaries shop. Aptly, given that SHOWstudio's director and founder Nick Knight acted as the show's creative consultant, we'll be embracing all things punk onsite over the coming weeks.
In celebration of punk's underlying ethos of DIY and self expression, SHOWstudio is opening up its latest film season to our viewers with a unique competition. We are asking fashion filmmakers and animators to get creative and submit their work for the chance to be showcased onsite in our 'Punk' series.
The brief requires you to take inspiration from punk's central theme of personal expression. In the spirit of punk's embodiment of DIY, the films and animations must showcase a garment created or customised especially for the project. We are asking you produce a one-off item and use it as the subject of your film or animation. The item of clothing produced for the winning film(s) and animation(s) will also be showcased and sold in the SHOWstudio Shop.
We would suggest that the films and animations are between ten seconds and one minute in length. Please e-mail a private download link with your movie file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must be submitted by 10 June 2013. Good luck!